This recipe came about because I wanted to bring over a dessert to my honey’s parents house, and I was trying to avoid going to the store at all costs! I had cookie dough in the freezer, and the ingredients on hand to make homemade brownie batter. I’ve seen these types of recipes before made with peanut butter cups or caramel chocolates, but the only thing I had on hand was white chocolate chips, so I ran with it! (PS- My pantry is always stocked, check out my tips to stock yours here!) You can swap in any chocolaty candy you like, and really make these your own.
The bites popped up like delicious chocolaty and gooey popovers and tasted amazing- sweet but not cloyingly so, and they looked adorable on a pretty plate! I used my grandmother’s antique muffin pan so that the bites baked up smaller, but you can use a mini muffin pan to achieve the same size! Don’t have one? Make them full size! Trust me, no one will mind!
Brownie Cookie Candy Bites
What you’ll need
1 package store bought refrigerated cookie dough- chocolate chip is my fave!
Ingredients for homemade brownies (Recipe found here) I cut the recipe in half for the cookie bites; feel free to use store bought brownie mix. You may only need half, just make a small batch of brownies with the rest!
1 cup white chocolate morsels- or sub in peanut butter cups, caramel candies or mint candies for winter!
What you’ll do
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Heavily grease your muffin tin. Press rounded tablespoons full of cookie dough into the bottom to fill about 1/3 of the tin.
2. Top the cookie dough with a generous sprinkle of white chocolate morsels. If you’re swapping out the candies here, add one peanut butter cup, or caramel candy, or one of those chocolate mint candies (can’t wait to make a holiday variation of these, maybe with red velvet brownies?!)
3. Follow the directions for the homemade or boxed brownie mix, As you can see above, the best part of making the homemade version is having a pot of melted butter and chocolate on the stove! And who doesn’t love the smell of vanilla extract?!
4. Pour the brownie batter over the top of the morsel and candies, filling just under the top of the muffin tin, about 2 tablespoons. The amount will depend on the size of your muffin tin.
5. Bake for 15-18 minutes, the brownies should look puffed and crunchy, and a toothpick should come out clean from the brownie portion. Turn the bites out from the pan to cool.
6. Set these out and really impress your guests!
Let me know if you’ve made these treats and if you love them as much as we all did!!