Monday, April 18, 2011

Chocolate Ganache Brownie Bites


If you are really looking to impress your guests, these will be sure to do the trick.  There are some great shortcuts in this recipe.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  Every time I make these people are begging for the recipe!

1 package fudge brownie mix (plus the ingredients to make the "cake-like" brownies)
2/3 cup whipping cream
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 pint of berries
(In the picture I have raspberries berries but I have used blackberries and strawberries)

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray your mini muffin tin with a nonstick cooking spray.  Prepare your brownies according to the package for cake-like brownies.  Using a small cookie scoop, place equal amounts of batter into each cup, about 2/3 full.  Bake 14 minutes or until edges start to set.  Do not over bake!

Remove your pan to a cooling rack and immediately press the tops of your brownies with a tart press.  Let them cool in pan for 15 minutes.  Loosen the edges and gently remove from the pan.  Let them cool completely.

In a 1 quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over low heat just to boiling.  Remove from heat; stir in the chocolate chips until just melted.  Let stand about 15 minutes or until mixture coats a spoon

Pout the chocolate mixture into the cooled brownie cups.  Place your berries on top and serve.

***Your brownies can be made a day in advanced and stored in a airtight container*** 

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