Brownie Bites

How to make from-scratch BROWNIE BITES with an optional chocolate ganache center!
Be sure to check out the VIDEO at the bottom of the recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies, chocolate, homemade
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings 24 brownie bites
Calories 215kcal
Author Sam Merritt


  • 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter cut into Tablespoon-sized pieces
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips 100g
  • 1/2 cup natural cocoa powder 50g
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee grounds optional
  • 1 cup tightly packed light or dark brown sugar 200g
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 100g
  • 2 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 140g
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Ganache filling (optional)

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 170g
  • ¼ cup heavy cream 60ml
  • ½ Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon optional
  • teaspoon salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350F and spray a 24-count mini muffin tin with baking spray*
  • Combine butter and chocolate chips in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well, microwave for another 15 seconds and then stir well again. Repeat for 15 seconds until chocolate and butter are completely melted and well-combined.
  • Stir in cocoa powder and instant coffee (if using).
  • Add sugars and stir again until combined.
  • Add eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until well-combined.
  • Drop batter by about 1 1/2 Tablespoon into prepared mini muffin tin (I like to use a cookie dough scoop to do this, just makes the process cleaner and easier).
  • Transfer to 350F (175C) oven and bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few fudgy crumbs (not wet batter!).
  • If filling with ganache, immediately take a rounded teaspoon or Tablespoon and press into each brownie bite to make a well (if not filling, then simply allow brownie bites to cool and then enjoy!).
  • Allow brownies to cool for about 10 minutes before removing from muffin tin and placing on cooling rack. Prepare ganache.


  • Combine chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter in a small saucepan over medium-heat.
  • Stir frequently until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, bourbon (if using), and salt. Stir well.
  • Allow mixture to cool slightly at room temperature, about 10 minutes.
  • Use a small spoon to pour ganache into the indent of each brownie.
  • Allow ganache to firm up before eating (about 1-2 hours -- or you can enjoy them warm, it'll just be a bit messier).



Serving: 1brownie bite (with ganache filling) | Calories: 215kcal