Brownie Bites


These cute little sweet bites are not your average brownies you see they have a secret ingredient inside which is the ever popular Almond Joy candy bar. The mix of the brownies, walnuts and smooth texture from the Almond Joy are a pleasurable mix. And the best thing about them is their small size which you can easily pop into your mouth. The cupcake pan that I used said that it was mini but I have another mini pan which is smaller so I think it’s more of a medium size since its smaller then my regular pan and larger then my mini one. You can use 1/2 cup shortening or butter in place of the mix that I have if you do not have one on hand. I personally like the taste and texture the combination gives.

1/4 cup shortening
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnuts
1 almond joy candy bar

1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl add shortening, butter, cocoa; beat in eggs, sugar and vanilla using a hand mixer. Add in sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.

2. In a small food processor add walnuts and almond joy, pulse until coarsely chopped. Fold into batter.

3. In a non-stick mini cupcake pan add 1 heaping teaspoon full of batter into each cup. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool.

Yields: 30

3 fabulous comments:

  1. Yasmeen11/15/2011

    I can hardly resist a chewy, fudgy brownie. Stuffed with almond joy (one of my favorite nostalgic choc bars) I imagine it would be near impossible to walk past these!

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  2. These look so yummy they look perfect to have a with a cup of coffee or tea. We dont have Almond Joy bars in Australia but I just goggled them and woww they look soo good

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  3. Thank you both so much. You can use any candy you have around. I made these before with Galaxy chocolate that I just chopped up, it was great.

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