These mini brownie cups are full of fun, poppable fudgy goodness! Not only are they easier than fussing with a huge pan of messy brownies, the individual compartments allowed me to make them 5 different ways! Use your favorite flavors and toppings and make these little bites for an everyday indulgence.
I had some trouble coming up with a recipe to post, because I’ve been feeling like I’m all out of awesome baking ideas. I ended up making these and am so excited to share! It proves you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to come up with something totally new and delicious.
Get creative, have fun and experiment with new flavors using these mini brownie cups!
Also, I know, I’m definitely on a mini-kick here considering my last post, hah! But I just love using my mini cupcake pan to miniaturize all baked goods. This was my first time transforming brownies into minis, and I have to say, it turned out to be a magnificent idea.
A) Everyone gets edges and middle.
B) You don’t have to feel guilty for eating 2, 3, 4 at a time.
C) You can top them with all sorts of toppings. ALL SORTS! Just like my Mini Cookie Cups, but better…because we’re talkin’ brownies.
I started out with this perfect brownie recipe, and then I experimented with a few different things I managed to find laying around in my pantry. I gathered up coconut flakes, chocolate chips, raspberry jam, white chocolate and of course, sprinkles. I also stuck some marshmallows in a few but they ended up completely melting into the brownie. Note, marshmallows don’t work. Bummer.
Obviously, you could throw in a dab of peanut butter, caramel, a mini Snickers, Nutella, a fresh berry…top it with buttercream, ganache, more peanut butter…so many ideas! Comment what you would add and let’s come up with the ultimate list!
Mini Brownie Cups
- 1 your favorite brownie recipe, or box mix
- seedless raspberry jam
- chocolate chips
- shredded coconut
- white chocolate
- or anything else you can think of!
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Grease a mini cupcake tin well with shortening.
- Prepare your favorite brownie recipe, or box mix.
- Scoop 1 1/2 tbsp of batter into each cavity.
- Add in your toppings. For chocolate chip, I added about 10 chips to each brownie, pushing them into the batter. For raspberry, add 1/2 tsp of jam into the center. For coconut, add 1 tsp of flakes into the cup and gently swirl them in.
- Bake for 20-25min or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool. Gently twist the tops to loosen in the pan, then remove.
- For some, after baking I melted white chocolate and topped them generously, adding a few fun sprinkles!