Monday, January 17, 2011

Brownie Balls Recipe (aka mommys moment of happiness)

After spending some time creating a chocolate themed Etsy treasury, I started craving these delicious little bite sized brownies. I also decided to be nice a spread the love by posting the recipe for all to enjoy. So here it is...and as long as you don't eat all the batter before cooking, the recipe makes about two dozen.

1/2 cup butter
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate squares
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups flour
6 dove chocolate squares cut into 4 pieces each (sometimes I'll use caramel filled kisses or other types of kisses for a change of pace)
Powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 375*
Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan on low heat (or in a microwave safe glass bowl or cup on 30 second intervals until melted). Set aside to cool for about five minutes.
Mix sugar, egg, salt, and vanilla together until well blended.
Stir the chocolate butter mix until nice and smooth, then add to the sugar mixture.
Stir in the flour until smooth.
Shape batter into 1" balls surrounding the 1/4 piece of dove chocolate (or kiss) and place 2" apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven, and while still warm, roll in powdered sugar.
Cool on wire racks.
Once cool, sprinkle with some more powdered sugar.
Store in an airtight container if you actually have any left to store!

I'm planning on making these this week, so I'll update this with a photo soon.


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