Review Recipe

Hot Chocolate Brownie Cups

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 24 brownie cups
Author Sam M.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Hot Chocolate Brownie Cups
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Brownie Cups
  • 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter cut into Tablespoon-sized pieces
  • ½ cup semisweet choc chips
  • 1/2 cup natural cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp instant coffee grounds -- optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Chocolate Ganache
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ Tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon (optional, it gives a nice rich flavor and doesn't make these treats alcoholic)
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mallow bits (extra small marshmallows, usually found in the hot chocolate aisle)

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Brownie Cups
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a 24-cavity mini muffin tin by spraying with baking spray or lightly greasing and flouring. Make sure that you spray/grease and flour not only the wells, but also the top of the muffin tin around each well.
  2. Place butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl and microwave on 30-second increments (stirring in between) until completely melted.
  3. Stir in cocoa powder.
  4. Add sugars, and stir well.
  5. Add vanilla extract and instant coffee (if using) and stir in eggs and egg yolk, one at a time. Set aside.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Gradually add flour mixture to batter, stirring until completely combined.
  8. Use a 1 1/2 Tbsp-sized cookie scoop to drop batter into prepared muffin tin wells.
  9. Lightly dampen your fingertips and use them to lightly tamp down the batter for a smooth surface.
  10. Bake on 350F for 18-21 minutes (until centers of brownie bites are cooked and an inserted toothpick comes out clean/with few crumbs).

  11. Allow brownie cups to cool for 5 minutes, and then use a rounded teaspoon to press into the center of each brownie bite and create a well (press a little more than halfway into each brownie bite).
  12. Allow brownie bites to cool another 10-15 minutes in the muffin tins, and then gently remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
  13. Meanwhile, prepare the ganache.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Combine chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter in a small saucepan over medium-heat.
  2. Stir frequently until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, bourbon (if using), and salt. Stir well.
  4. Allow mixture to cool slightly at room temperature, about 10 minutes.
  5. Use a small spoon to pour ganache into the indent of each brownie.
  6. Sprinkle mallow bits over ganache before it can harden completely
  7. Allow ganache to firm up before eating (about 1-2 hours -- or you can enjoy them warm, it'll just be a bit messier).
Nutrition Information
Calories: 216, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 74mg, Potassium: 122mg, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 18g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 240%, Calcium: 23%, Iron: 1.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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