Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brownie Coconut Bites

I actually made this dessert a little while ago, and I am currently considering making them again as soon as I am done this post! These are awesome, they combine brownies, coconut, and more chocolate. yum!

This recipe is from the awesome Kristan at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.  She comes up with the most amazing and fun desserts.  These are so unique; she suggested that this is the result of an almond joy and a brownie bite getting together, and the result is amazing!

These are so easy to put together and I think they make the cutest dessert.  I liked mine best without the chocolate coating, but I know that most of my friends preferred them as they were originally intended to be eaten.

Maybe when I make them next (aka tonight, regardless of the fact that I already have a rhubarb cobbler cooling on my counter) I will try toasting the almonds, just to get a richer almond flavour when you bite into them... I will let you know if I do!

These little desserts are perfect for a potluck or party as the guests can just grab them and go. And then come back again!

Brownie Coconut Bites

  • 1 box brownie mix (and whatever it requires)
  • 4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • about 3 - 4 dozen almonds
  • chocolate candy melts or chocolate chips
  1. Spray a mini muffin pan with baking spray, or generously grease it with butter, and preheat your oven as per the back of the brownie mix box
  2. Prepare the brownie batter, and fill each mini muffin cup about 1/2 full (I made 48 mini brownies, so two full mini muffin pans)
  3. Bake as per the brownie directions, and then let cool completely
  4. After the brownies have cooled, remove them from the pan and set them all right-side up on a baking sheet
  5. Mix together the coconut and condensed milk
  6. Roll approximately a tablespoon of the coconut mixture into a ball and press it on top of a brownie
  7. Repeat 47 times. Or if you are like me, repeat about 40 more times after taste testing multiple brownie bites (quality control, it's important)
  8. Press an almond on top of each ball of coconut
  9. Place the cookie sheet of brownie coconut bites in the freezer for 15 - 20 minutes
  10. While they are in the freezer, place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring between each until the chocolate is smooth
  11. Dip the top of the brownie coconut bites into the melted chocolate and let them set
  12. Enjoy!

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