Imagine that instead of sipping a delicious cup of hot chocolate, you can bite into it instead. These tasty Brownie Cups are warm, soft, and chocolatey! Hot Chocolate Brownie Bites are simple and easy to make and a great treat to enjoy for dessert.
Hot Chocolate Brownie Bites
Chocolate Brownie Cups are so good! These chocolate cups are a brownie topped with a warm and smooth chocolate ganache. Whether you are enjoying a night in or need a tasty dessert for a party, this hot chocolate brownie cup recipe is the perfect one to make! You can also make this Hot Chocolate Cheesecake (Instant Pot) or Hot Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe for more delicious and warm recipes for this upcoming cold weather.
- Brownie Mix– Use this for additional ingredients and pan size.
- Chocolate Kisses– Use this to place into the middle of the brownie cups.
- Heavy Cream– This will help with the consistency of the chocolate.
- Powdered Sugar- Use this sugar for the best homemade icing.
- Pudding- Use white chocolate pudding mix for this recipe.
- Toppings– Use your choice of peppermint sticks, mini marshmallows, chocolate sauce.
How to Make Brownie Bites
To start, set the oven to 350 degrees and use pam baking spray to grease a 24 mini muffin pan, then lightly flour.
First, follow the directions on the brownie mix.
Secondly, add the batter into the prepared pan about 2/3 of the way full for each.
Thirdly, place into the oven for 7-10 minutes or until the middle is soft and the edges are set.
Immediately place the chocolate kiss in the center of the brownie cups with the point facing down. (Leave as is or use a thin spatula to spread the melted chocolate once they begin to melt)
Next, transfer the brownie cups to a wire rack to cool thoroughly.
While the cups cool, add the heavy cream into a mixing bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high speed until thick.
Secondly, add in the powdered sugar and beat until soft with peaks.
Next, put in the pudding mix and combine again until stiff with peaks. (DO NOT overmix, this can happen quickly so watch carefully)
To finish, pipe the whipped cream on top of the fully cooled brownie cups.
Finally, top with your choice of mini marshmallows, pieces of peppermint sticks, sprinkles, and chocolate sauce.
Serve and Enjoy!
What will you be filling your brownie bites with?
You have so many options when making this recipe. Fill this brownie cup with any type of candy you want or top it with whipped cream. Add chopped-up Reese’s, Snickers, Chocolate Chips, Sprinkles, and more. You can even add some ice cream on top!
- Vanilla Pudding mix – if you can’t find white chocolate pudding mix you can use vanilla pudding mix. White chocolate or even strawberry cream would be delicious as well.
- Chocolate Chips – instead of using chocolate kisses you could use a few chocolate chips instead or just skip this part all together.
- Marshmallow Bits– use tiny marshmallows instead of whipped cream for more of a hot cocoa look.
- Espresso Powder – add a teaspoon of espresso powder to the brownie batter to add a kick to these mini brownies.
- Larger Brownies – instead of making mini brownies, use the same recipe and add the batter into a regular muffin pan. You’ll need to add a few extra minutes to the cooking time and watch them carefully when baking.
More Hot Chocolate Recipes:
Hot Chocolate Brownie Bites
- 1 package brownie mix for a 9X9 pan and ingredients required on the box (oil, eggs, water)
- 24 chocolate kisses
Stabilized Whipped Cream:
- peppermint sticks mini marshmallows, chocolate sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare a 24 mini muffin pan by spraying with a baking spray that includes flour.
- Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions.
- Fill mini muffin cups ⅔ full.
- Bake for 7-10 minutes or until the edges are set but the centers are still soft, not liquid.
- As soon as you remove them from the oven, press one kiss into each brownie cup (pointed down, flat part on top). You can leave them as is or as soon as they begin to melt and soften you can use a thin spatula or a spoon to smooth out the chocolate and make it look more like cocoa!
- Allow the brownie cups to cool completely then transfer them to a cooling rack.
- While they are cooling, prepare the stabilized whipped cream.
- Whip the heavy cream at high speed (in a very cold bowl) until it starts to thicken.
- Add the powdered sugar and continue beating until soft peaks will form.
- Then add the white chocolate pudding mix and beat until stiff peaks form. Watch it carefully, as this can happen quickly. You don’t want to overmix or it will curdle.
- When the brownies are fully cooled you may pipe on the stabilized whipped cream.
- Garnish with mini marshmallows, pieces of peppermint sticks, sprinkles, and chocolate sauce if desired.