Do you like chocolate? I mean really, really love it? Yes! Then you will go crazy for these Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites.
Because these Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites are C R A Z Y good, which shouldn’t be surprising when you consider how much chocolate is in these little edible, morsels of happiness!
I have a few brownie recipes already on this site, such as Nuts About Brownies and don’t get me wrong, they are all utterly delicious. Yet, I wanted to make a Brownie that stood alone on its own, deep, chocolatey merit. No nuts, no extra topping, apart from the optional white chocolate heart. Just pure chocolate fudge brownie bliss.
Oh boy do these deliver. Above all these deliver on deep chocolate flavour, perfect amount of squidge, leavingyou wondering just how these Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites manage to hold together. Also they have a satisfying depth of sweetness, melting against your tongue.
Yep if you want a straight up brownies, no faffing with nuts and the like, just one hundred per cent chocolatey goodness, this is the recipe you need.
Finally one quick, yet impoarrant note, these brownies contain A LOT of chocolate, it really is worth using the best quality chocolate that you can afford. It really does make a difference to the finished taste and texture.
Recipe: Makes 24 Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites
200g/7oz Plain Chocolate – minimum 70% Cocoa solids
200g/7oz Milk Chocolate – minimum 35% Cocoa solids
225g/8oz Unsalted Butter
4 Large Free Range Eggs
225g/8oz Dark Brown Sugar
1tsp Vanilla Extract – I use Nielsen-Massey
300g/11oz Chocolate Chips or Chunks
75g/3oz Plain White Flour
1/2tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
100g/4oz White Chocolate – optional
Method: Preheat oven to 170C/155C fan.
Making the brownie batter
- First of all line a 22.5cm x 30cm (9″ x 12″) deep baking tin with aluminium foil.
- Break up the chocolate (or chop) into individual squares, dice the butter and place both into a heat proof bowl.Place the bowl over a simering pan of water (a double boiler) ensuring the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
- Stir continuously until both the chocolate and butter are two thirds melted.
- Carefully remove the bowl from the pan and continue stirring until the contents are completely melted.
- Into another large bowl add the eggs, vanilla and sugar.
- Mix together to combine.
- Whilst still slowly mixing pour the cooled chocolate mixture into the larger bowl.
- Mix until completely combined – try not to incorporate too much air whilst mixing.
- Sift the flour, bicarb. and salt into the bowl.
- Add the chocolate chunks.
- Using a large metal spoon, fold all the ingredients together.
- Pour the brownie mixture into the foil lined tray.
- Give the baking tin a good couple of sharp taps on the worktop. This will bring any air bubbles to the surface.
Baking the brownies
- Place the baking tin into the oven and cook for 35 – 40 minutes.
- Halfway through the cooking time remove the tin from the I’ve and give it another sharp tap against a heatproof surface.
- The brownies are cooked when the outside edge has set and the top of the brownies has the familiar, sugar cracked look. There should still be a little wobble to the centre of the tin.
- As soon as the brownies are baked remove the tin from the oven and allow the brownies to cool completely in the tin.
- Once cooled turn the brownies out onto a board and removing the foil.
Slicing and decorating the brownie bites
Cut across the brownie at 4 even spaces, then cut down at 6 even spaces. Now you have 24 delectable Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites! These truly are delicious as the are. Seeing as Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, I couldn’t resist piping some white chocolate hearts on them.
Simply pop some white chocolate, broken up, into a microwaveable bowl and melt using 20 second bursts, in the microwave until two thirds melted. Then stir continuously until the chocolate is a smooth liquid.
Spoon the melted chocolate into a small, disposable piping bag and cut the tip off, leaving a very small hole. I found it took a bit of practise, getting even hearts and that it was better if I piped the heart in one complete go.
However you pipe your hearts, your loved ones will enjoy these Chocolate Fudge Brownies Bites, not just because they taste so amazing, but more importantly because you have baked them with love, to show people they are loved.
Do you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, with your significant other, or with all of your loved ones?
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