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Patriotic Brownie Bombs: Easy Bite-Size Brownies for Memorial Day or The Fourth

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Made-from-scratch, rich, chocolatey brownie bites are topped with a chocolate-covered cherry dipped in red, white, and blue jimmies and nonpareils in this Patriotic Brownie Bombs 4th of July recipe!

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If you are looking for a unique, yet easy and tasty treat for your patriotic celebration, look no further than these Patriotic Brownie Bombs!

These explosively delicious patriotic treats are perfect for the Fourth of July or any other patriotic celebration.

They are quick, easy and fun to make, and even more fun to eat!

Ready to see how to make these extra delicious Patriotic treats?

How to Make Patriotic Brownie Bombs for the 4th of July

These tasty treats for the 4th of July consist of nothing more than made-from-scratch brownie bites topped with chocolate-covered cherries that are also dipped in sprinkles.

While I choose to make my brownies from scratch, you could always use a store-bought mix to save time.

patriotic brownie bombs serve on decorative plate

You will find the complete ingredients list and instructions in the printable recipe card near the end of this post.

Please note, I have divided the instructions into 2 sections: how to make the actual brownie bomb bites and then how to decorate the 4th of July brownie bomb bites.

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patriotic brownie bombs ingredients

Ingredients Needed to Make Red, White and Blue Brownie Bomb Bites

These pretty patriotic brownie bites call for nothing more than a few simple and common ingredients.

  • all-purpose flour
  • Hershey’s dark cocoa
  • Semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Granulated sugar
  • Almond extract
  • Salt

4th of July Brownie Bombs Instructions

As is, the total time to make these Patriotic Brownie Bombs is a little over an hour, but that includes almost 35 minutes’ worth of cooling and setting time.

Step One: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a mini muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.

Step Two: Combine Flour and Cocoa

In a small mixing bowl, add the flour and cocoa powder. Whisk to blend well and set to the side.

Step Three: Melt Chocolate and Butter

Next, in a double boiler, melt the butter and mini chocolate chips until smooth and shiny. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step Four: Combine Eggs, Sugar, Salt and Extract

In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, sugar, extract, and salt. Whisk together for 1 minute to incorporate.

Step Five: Add Melted Chocolate

Next, add the melted chocolate mixture and stir well to combine.

Step Six: Stir in Flour Mixture

Then, add the flour mixture and stir well until fully mixed.

Step Seven: Add Batter to Pan

Now spoon the brownie batter into the muffin cups about 2/3 full. Do not fill up to the top since the batter expands when cooking.

Step Eight: Bake

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step Nine: Cool

Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to complete the cooling process.

patriotic brownie bombs bites close up

Ingredients Needed to Decorate Patriotic Brownie Bombs

Instructions for Decorating 4th of July Brownie Bombs

Turning the brownie bites into a festive July 4th dessert is quick and easy. In fact, it’s so easy the kids can help!

Step One: Prep

  • Begin by lining a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.

Step Two: Drain and Chill Cherries

  • Pour the cherries into a strainer to remove excess juice, then transfer to a bowl and chill for 5 minutes (this will help the chocolate to harden almost immediately).

Step Three: Melt Royal Blue Candy Melts

  • Next, in a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the royal blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds.
  • Stir until completely melted. This Wilton Melting Pot works great for melting the candy, too!

Step Four: Dip

  • Once the chocolate is ready, dip one-half of the chilled cherries into the melted chocolate
  • Then immediately sprinkle with the red, white, and blue jimmies after each dip.
  • Place each dipped cherry on the cookie sheet to harden.
patriotic brownie bomb bites on tray

Step Four: Melt Light Blue Candy Melts

  • Next, in a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the light blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until completely melted.

Step Five: Dip Remaining Cherries

  • Dip the remaining cherries into the melted light blue chocolate
  • Immediately sprinkle with the red, white, and blue nonpareils.
  • Place on the cookie sheet to harden for about 5 minutes.

Step Six: Add Dollop of Icing to Brownie Bites

  • Once the chocolate on the cherries has hardened, pipe about 1/2 tablespoon of cookie icing on top of each brownie bite.
  • Then place the decorated cherries on top of the icing.

Step Seven: Let Set

  • Let the cookie icing harden for about 10 minutes, serve and enjoy!

And there you have it, a delicious treat for your summer patriotic celebrations!

patriotic brownie bites in red wrappers lined up on a tray

Versatile Dessert Idea

Another thing I love about these fun brownie bombs is that they are incredibly versatile. You can use them for all sorts of celebrations by simply changing the colors of the melted chocolates, jimmies, and nonpareils!

Red and green for Christmas, blue and white for Hanukkah, different shades of pink or blue for baby showers, or even white, gold, and silver for weddings.

I hope you love these Brownie Bombs for patriotic celebrations as much as I enjoyed making them! Don’t miss the handy, dandy printable version of this recipe below!

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Yield: 24 brownie bites

Patriotic Brownie Bombs: Easy Bite-Size Brownie Treats

Patriotic Brownie Bombs: Easy Bite-Size Brownie Treats

An explosively delicious patriotic treat perfect for Memorial Day or the Fourth, these bite-sized Patriotic Brownie Bombs look almost as good as they taste! Made-from-scratch, rich, chocolatey brownie bites are topped with a chocolate covered cherry dipped in red, white and blue jimmies. A perfect patriotic recipe for summer celebrations!

Prep Time 38 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 56 minutes

Ingredients

BROWNIE BOMBS

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Hershey's dark cocoa
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

DECORATIONS

  • 24 maraschino cherries with stems
  • Betty Crocker vanilla cookie icing in a squeeze pouch
  • 1/4 cup Wilton Royal blue chocolate melts
  • 1/4 cup Wilton light blue chocolate melts
  • Red, white and blue jimmies
  • Red, white and blue nonpareils

Instructions

DIRECTIONS FOR BROWNIE BITES

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line mini muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add the flour and cocoa powder. Whisk to blend well and set side.
  3. In a double boiler, melt the butter and mini chocolate chips until smooth and shiny. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, sugar, extract and salt. Whisk together for 1 minute to incorporate.
  5. Add the melted chocolate mixture and stir well to combine.
  6. Add the flour mixture and stir well until fully mixed.
  7. Spoon the brownie batter into the muffin cups about 2/3 full. Do not fill up to the top since the batter expands when cooking.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to complete the cooling process.

DIRECTIONS TO DECORATE AND ASSEMBLE PATRIOTIC BROWNIE BOMBS

  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. Pour the cherries into a strainer to remove excess juice. Transfer to a bowl and chill for 5 minutes (this will help the chocolate to harden almost immediately).
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the royal blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
  4. Dip 12 of the chilled cherries into the melted chocolate and immediately sprinkle with the red, white and blue jimmies after each dip. Place on the cookie sheet to harden.
  5. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the light blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
  6. Dip the remaining cherries into the melted light blue chocolate and immediately sprinkle with the red, white and blue nonpareil's. Place on the cookie sheet to harden for 5 minutes.
  7. Once the chocolate on the cherries have hardened, pipe about 1/2 tablespoon of cookie icing on top of each brownie bite. Place the decorated cherries on top of the icing.
  8. Let the cookie icing harden for about 10 minutes.
  9. ENJOY!!

Notes

A Wilton Melting Pots also works great for melting candy melts.
All prep and cook times are approximate.
Prep time includes all preparation, as well as cooling times.
Cook time includes brownie baking time, and all chocolate and candy melting times.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24 brownie bites

Serving Size:

1 brownie bite

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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