Salted Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 48 brownie bites
Author Sam Merritt


  • 9 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cups Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate I recommend Ghirardelli 72% Cacao
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 F and prepare mini-muffin pan by lightly greasing (I misted with spray-canola oil).
  • Pour canola oil in a medium saucepan over very low heat. Add butter and chocolate. Stir occasionally over low heat until butter and chocolate have completely melted. (*Note: don't be impatient and crank the heat to make the chocolate melt faster: It is critical that the butter melts slowly and does not bubble or boil. .
  • Add sugars, milk, and Special Dark cocoa powder.
  • Stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Remove mixture from heat and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Add eggs and beat well, until mixture is smooth and oil does not separate.
  • Gradually stir in flour and salt. Stir well, until mixture is smooth and oil is not separating from the mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared mini-muffin tray, filling cups about 3/4 full.
  • Bake on 325 for 20 minutes.
  • Once brownie bites have finished baking, allow them to set for 3-5 minutes and then sprinkle with sea salt.