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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 1 hour
Servings 24
Author Bullock's Buzz

Ingredients

  • INGREDIENTS FOR THE PATRIOTIC 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
  • INGREDIENTS TO DECORATE THE PATRIOTIC BROWNIE BOMBS
  • 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

  1. DIRECTIONS FOR BROWNIE BITES
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Line mini muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, add the flour and cocoa powder. Whisk to blend well and set side.
  4. In a double boiler, melt the butter and mini chocolate chips until smooth and shiny. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, sugar, extract and salt. Whisk together for 1 minute to incorporate.
  6. Add the melted chocolate mixture and stir well to combine.
  7. Add the flour mixture and stir well until fully mixed.
  8. 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.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to complete the cooling process.
  11. DIRECTIONS TO DECORATE AND ASSEMBLE PATRIOTIC BROWNIE BOMBS
  12. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  13. 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).
  14. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the royal blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
  15. 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.
  16. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the light blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Let the cookie icing harden for about 10 minutes.
  20. ENJOY!!

Recipe 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.