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Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites Recipe

dark chocolate brownie bitesNancy Fox can be found sharing incredible recipes over at Skinny Kitchen. This recipe was originally shared there.

It’s no wonder that brownie bites are so popular. These bite size morsels of double dark chocolate are totally sinful! What a great 4 bite treat when you’re in the mood for something sweet. I like to cut mine into fours before eating. They’re so easy to make since I’m using my all-time favorite brownie mix. I made a few changes to the original recipe and it’s perfect.

First off, I was able to cut the oil in half and add applesauce instead. Next, I used coffee to replace the water. This really deepens the chocolate flavor and you don’t taste the coffee at all. Finally, this recipe calls for 1 large egg and I used a healthy Eggland’s Best egg. Each brownie bite has 79 calories, 3 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. Great for parties. And for a Valentine’s Day treat. They’re a little crispy on the outside, very moist on the inside and pure chocolate bliss!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 16-18 minutes

Ingredients

¼ cup regular brewed coffee or decaf, cooled (see prep tip)

¼ cup canola oil

¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 large egg (I love using Eggland’s Best eggs)

1 (20 oz) box Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat 3 mini muffin trays with cooking spray that has flour in it. See shopping tip.

2. Next we work with the brownie mix. Do not use the recipe on the back of the box. Follow this recipe. In a large bowl or electric mixer, mix together the cooled coffee, canola oil, applesauce and egg. Stir in the brownie mix and mix until smooth.

3. Fill muffin cups with about 1 tablespoon of batter in each. Bake for about 16 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in edge of brownie bites comes out clean. Do not over-bake. They should still be fudgy inside. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

4. Serve for a party or freeze them. When in the mood for just a small treat, zap in the microwave for about 20 seconds to defrost.

Makes 36 brownie bites


Healthy Benefit

Eggland’s Best eggs are better for you than regular eggs. They contain more vitamin E, 100 mg of Omega 3 and 25% less saturated fat than regular eggs. You’ll find them in most supermarkets.


Prep Tip

Place hot coffee in freezer for about 10 minutes to cool before adding to batter.


Shopping Tips

There are several brands of brownie mixes sold but my favorite is Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix. It even includes dark chocolate chips in the mix.

Cooking spray with flour is a great find for baking. This spray makes removing the brownie bites easy. There are several brands that add flour and can be found in the aisle where cooking oils are sold.

Mini muffin trays are sold in stores such as Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond, or your local grocery store.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
4
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2
Weight Watchers
old points 2

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 brownie bite
79 calories, 3g fat, 1g sat. fat, 5mg chol, 1g prot, 12g carbs, 1g fiber, 60mg sod, 8g sugar

FAT FACTS: for 1 Costco brownie bite (Sugar Bowl Bakery)
140 calories, 8g fat, 0g prot, 17g carbs, 40mg sod, 0g fiber, 12g sugar

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called <a href="http://www.skinnykitchen.com">Skinny Kitchen</a>. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

Anne Parris

Friday 12th of February 2016

I happen to have a box of this exact brownie mix in my pantry, Nancy! Thanks for the inspiration.

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Friday 12th of February 2016

Thanks so much for sharing my skinny brownie bites. Happy Valentine's Day Ladies! My best, Nancy

Andrea B.

Friday 12th of February 2016

I love it, I want to make these immediately!! YUM!

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