Brownie Bite Surprise Recipe

One of my favorite things about December is the goodies! The baking, the exchanging and the eating of delicious holiday treats! I do a lot of baking during the holidays. Probably more than I do all year! I’m pretty sure I inherited this baking trait from my mom. She always had {and still has} a “buffet” of goodies during the holidays. I think she must make something just about every day of December. So yummy! 
I have some recipes that I make year after year. They are my favorites. Many are treats I grew up eating. Mom’s recipes. A few are recipes I’ve come across that have come to be a holiday favorite. And I always find a copule of new recipes that I try. 
This one, which I call Brownie Bite Surprise, is a new one. One that I came up with. Now listen up, I’m not sayin’ it’s never been done before, I’m sure it has and I’m sure there is a recipe for it somewhere out there. I’m just sayin’ that I didn’t find this recipe on Pinterest, or or in a magazine. I thought of it while at the grocery store one day. I wanted to make some chocolate treat with something inside. A surprise, but something different than the Reece’s or Snickers brownies I’ve made before. So as I was browsing the candy isle, I found the perfect stuffer! These little bites turned out gooey and fudgy. The center melts in your mouth but also has a little crunch. So delicious! Here’s the recipe. . . 
Very simple ingredients. And yes, I use boxed brownie mix. I’ve told you before, I do not make stuff like that from scratch. So you need a basic fudge brownie mix {make sure it’s the fudgey kind} and Hershey’s Nuggets {I like the toffee/almond kind}. 
Mix the brownies according to the directions on the box. 
Line a mini-muffin tin with miniature baking cups. {This is a very important step. The first time I made them I greased the pan rather than using baking cups. Big mistake. They were very hard to get out and ended up looking pretty ugly after I had to scoop them out with a spoon.}
Scoop a heaping teaspoon of batter into baking cups. 
Unwrap and cut the nuggets in half.
Place a half of the candy in each muffin cup and press down gently. 
Top with another heaping teaspoon of brownie batter and spread to cover candy. {I know, this doesn’t look pretty}!
Bake in a 350* oven {325* for dark, nonstick pan} for 15-20 minutes. Just watch for the tops to look bubbly and cracked like above. You don’t want to overcook these guys. Cool for at least fifteen minutes before carefully removing from the pan. If your tops have spilled over, you may need to use a knife to lift it from the pan.

These are a hit and everyone always asks, “What’s in the center?” Surprise! 

5 thoughts on “Brownie Bite Surprise Recipe”

  1. Those do sound yummy! I love hiding treats inside muffins and cupcakes! I hid chocolate kisses in the middle of my pumpkin muffins most recently, and everyone was so surprised (in a good way!) when they bit into them. Thanks for sharing. I will have to give this a try!

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