Monday, December 12, 2011
I saw these cute little Brownie Bites in Parents Magazine. I have kind of been in a brownie mood and what would be better than brownies dipped in candy coating with sprinkles on top? So off I go.
I lined my brownie pan with tin foil so that the tin foil hung over the edges of the pan (so I will be able to pull out the brownies later) and generously sprayed it with cooking spray. Generously, aka, I soaked it. I made my favorite boxed brownies and poured the batter into the brownie pan and baked per the package instructions. Once they were cooled I removed the brownies from the pan by lifting the foil out. I carefully wrapped the cooled brownies in another layer of tin foil, placed in a ziploc bag and put them in the freezer. If the brownies are frozen they will be easier to cut.
I was planning on completing these the same day that I baked the brownies. But something came up - I think this was the day that the school called me and told me to come get Alex because he had fallen and hurt his head. Never a dull moment!! No worries though he is ok and didn't need stitches.
Because the brownies were frozen I could wait until I was ready and a few days later I was so I melted my green candy melts. The package says you can melt them in the microwave but I never have success with this method. I always end up overheating them and then they get all thick and horrible so I use a double boiler and it works perfectly everytime.
I took the brownies out of the freezer and cut them into bite size pieces. I got a lot of pieces, probably about forty. So I dutifully started dipping them in the candy coating. I used forks to turn them and make sure they were coated.
While the candy coating was still wet I added some Christmas sprinkles. I have to say that I did not enjoy making these :0 ! Yep I said it!! You know this is an experiment and I can't guarantee I will like baking everything. Although I can guarantee I will like tasting everything I bake! They tasted awesome but so much work dipping them in the candy coating - it got tedious for me. So I am checking them off of my to bake list and moving on. If you don't mind taking time to coat them and using forks to turn them around you would have no problem and should try them. They did taste really good......maybe someday I will try again. Maybe I was just tired from worrying about Alex's head!
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