Flourless Mocha Brownie Bites

Flourless Mocha Brownie Bites

Adapted from lecremedelacrumb.com
Makes 36 brownie bites
Author Wendy Sondov themondaybox.com

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar
  • ½ cup almond or peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • TOPPING: 2 ¼ cups melting chocolate For non-Passover use, I use Chocoley.com Bada Bing Bada Boom. Semi sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar can also be used, 36 chocolate covered espresso beans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat the cups of a mini muffin pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter, chocolate, and nut butter at 50% power for 2 minutes. Stir to combine. If not completely smooth, return to the microwave for 20 second intervals until completely melted.
  3. Add the sugar, eggs, cocoa, vanilla, and espresso powder and stir until smooth.
  4. Use a small (1 tablespoon) scoop to place one scoop of batter into each mini muffin cup in the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of one brownie bite comes out dry. A few crumbs are fine. Allow to cool about 10 minutes in the pan. Use a knife tip around the edges of the mini muffins to loosen, then tip the muffins out of the pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. FOR TOPPING: In a microwave safe bowl, melt 2 cups of the melting chocolate at 50% power for 1½ minutes. Stir until completely smooth. Stir in 1 teaspoon of espresso powder.
  7. Place a wire rack of 12 brownie bites (bottoms facing up) on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Spoon the melted chocolate over the brownie bites to coat completely. Refrigerate about 5-10 minutes until the chocolate is set. Repeat with the remaining brownie bites.
  8. For the drizzle, place ¼ cup of melting chocolate in a disposable piping bag or zip lock bag. Microwave at 50% power until melted (about 1 minute). Cut off the bottom tip and pipe flower petal loops. As each flower is completed, place an espresso bean in the center of the flower using the melted chocolate as “glue”.
  9. When the drizzle has set completely, store the brownie bites at room temperature in an airtight container or zip lock bag for up to 10 days.

Packing Tips

Wrap individual brownie bites in plastic wrap and fit securely into a plastic storage zip lock bag or place brownie bites snugly in a plastic storage container with wax paper between layers. Chocolate coated items should only be mailed in cool weather.