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 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 48

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
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.