Brandied Cherry Brownie Bites

Brandied Cherry Brownie Bites

Dress Betty Crocker® dark chocolate fudge brownie mix with brandy macerated cherries and hazelnuts to make these decadent candy treats – perfect bite-sized desserts for gift giving.

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

2:50

Hrs:Mins

Makes

48

servings

1
cup dried cherries
1/3
cup brandy
1
box (1 lb 3.9 oz) Betty Crocker® dark chocolate fudge brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
3/4
cup hazelnuts (filberts), toasted, skins removed and nuts chopped
12
oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/2
cup hazelnut spread with cocoa
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In 1-quart saucepan, heat cherries and brandy to simmering over medium heat. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Make brownie mix as directed on box, using water, oil and egg, except stirring in cherries, any remaining brandy and 1/2 cup of the hazelnuts. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. With spoon, scoop out brownies and shape into 1-inch balls; place on cookie sheet.
  5. In microwavable bowl, microwave baking chocolate uncovered on High 1 minute or until melted, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir in hazelnut spread until well blended. With fork, dip brownie balls, one at a time, into chocolate mixture; tap off excess. Return to cookie sheet. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup hazelnuts. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set.
Makes 48 servings (1 brownie bite)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 170
    • Total Fat 9g
      • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
    • Sodium 45mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 22g
      • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Protein 2g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Starch;
      • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 1 1/2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.