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Two Peas and Their Pod: Chocolate Toffee Brownie Bites

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Chocolate Toffee Brownie Bites

I recently won a chocolate giveaway from Cake... or Death? I was SO excited when the mail arrived on Friday. My chocolate dreams came true! Liz sent me several bars of E. Guitard chocolate. The big bars are going to be great for baking and the mini bars are so cute...perfect for sampling!! Thanks Liz for the fabulous giveaway!! We love your blog!!



I have the greatest husband...I really do! I won't go into my long list of reasons why he is so great, but I will tell you that he baked me a fabulous surprise! He used some of Liz's chocolate and made me Chocolate Toffee Brownie Bites from The Good Cookie, by Tish Boyle.

Josh knows brownies and toffee are my favorite so he found a treat that was doubly delicious! The brownies were chewy, moist, and had a hint of almond...which I loved! The brownies were smothered in chocolate ganache and sprinkled with toffee. They were the perfect bite size brownie. Thanks Joshua for spoiling me!!

I was so impressed! Josh did an excellent job!


Brownie bites...the ultimate bite!



Chocolate Toffee Brownie Bites
Adapted from The Good Cookie, by Tish Boyle


1 stick of unsalted butter, cut into Tablespoons
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup AP flour
1/8 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract

For the Brownies:

1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees. Grease a 24 cup mini muffin tin and dust with flour.
2. In the top of a double broiler over simmering water, combine the butter and chocolate and heat, stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and cool until tepid.
3. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl. Stir until combined.
4. Stir the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and almond extract into the chocolate mixture until well combined. Add the flour mixture and stir.
5. Spoon batter into mini muffin tins. Fill them two-thirds full. Bake 14-16 minutes, until set but still soft in the center. Let them cool on a rack for ten minutes in the pan. Invert the brownies onto the rack and cool completely.

For the Glaze:
5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup plus 1 T of heavy cream
1 T light corn syrup
1/3 cup Heath Bits

6. In the top of a double broiler over simmering water, combine the chocolate, cream, and corn syrup and heat, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in toffee bits.

7. Place the rack with the brownies on it on a baking sheet. Arrange the brownie bites, still inverted, so that they are 1/4 of an inch apart. Pour the glaze over the bites, covering tops and sides. Smooth the glaze with a metal spatula. Sprinkle extra toffee bits on top! Chill for ten minutes or until set. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Store extras in the fridge.

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36 Comments:

Blogger Prudy said...

Oh, you two are becoming quite the dynamic duo in the kitchen. What a lucky win and you certainly made good use of your chocolate.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Katherine Aucoin said...

Congrats on your bountiful win. Your husband deserves an award himself for those amazing brownie bites.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Congrats on your choccie win! Wow those Brownie bites your hubby made look so yummy!

Maria
x

7:27 AM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

Yummy in your tummy you lucky girl.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Usha said...

These look awesome...anything brownie is always a treat :)

8:43 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

What a sweet husband... Mine only cooks bean and cheese burritos. The brownie bites look really tasty and pretty. Congrats on your win.

8:45 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I don't know what ya'll do for a living, but you should open up a bakery! Count me in for the grand opening!

8:53 AM  
Blogger JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Very nice job! That is so awesome that your husband made them for you! :)

9:01 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

So jealous of the chocolate! And those brownie bites look amazing!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

I am going to copy down that recipe..wow that sounds good. Your pictures are so nice. Your hsband sounds like a wonderful man...I too could go on and on how great my sweetie is..we are blessed! I was looking for your TWD cookies..did you bake them? Also it's nice to meet a neighboring state..Im in IDAHO! Keep baking and keep that man..Ha!

9:08 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

Sorry for all the typing errors..I get in a hurry!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

whaaa? he did it on his own? amaaazing. congrats on the chocowin!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Natashya said...

Wow, he really did a great job. He is a keeper!
(does he do the dishes too?)

9:56 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

What a sweet husband! Great job on those brownies, they look wonderful!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I am jealous of your choclate-and the treats it turned into. yum! Not to mention that delicious lasagna, can I come over the next time you make pasta?

10:38 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Wow! Those look incredibly rich and delicious! Jealous! :o)

11:26 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks for the comments. I am a lucky gal! Joshua always spoils me!

Blonde Duck-we would love to have a bakery someday, but that is probably wishful thinking:)

Flourchild-Where do you live in Idaho? We aren't too far!

Leslie-Josh is turning into quite the chef/baker! We have fun!

Natashya- Josh does the dishes too:) We are a great team.

Mary Ann- You are invited anytime!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Melanie Anne said...

Wow--those look amazing!! I am very impressed that your hubby did that! Congrats on the win--what a lucky girl you are. I love your blog!!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

You are very lucky! I wont be holding my breath for my hubby to bake me something thats for sure!!

12:49 PM  
Blogger The Caked Crusader said...

Yum - brownie bites, and as they're small you can eat more of them! Hurrah

12:58 PM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Those look so delicious. I'm not sure what made me drool more, the brownie bites or that photo of all of that chocolate!

12:58 PM  
Blogger A_and_N said...

Good god these look so decadent! I cant wait to try these out :) And its not fair to tease with those pics!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Culinarywannabe said...

What a lucky girl!!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

What a great win to get all of those bars! I am truly envious. These toffee chocolate bites are right up my alley when I have a sweet tooth craving. How sweet of your husband to make these. Will he make some for me too? ;)

1:59 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

You are so lucky to win such an amazing prize! Our selection of chocolate in Canada is really limited and I've never tried all the wonderful varieties used by other bloggers. The brownie bites look wonderful! The best part is that they're bite sized.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Cate said...

I'm so jealous of that chocolate! And those brownie bites look GREAT!

7:05 PM  
Blogger Jacque said...

Wow, it doesn't get much better than that! Free chocolate and a nice husband to bake it up into a lovely treat. Congrats!

7:09 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Congrats on the chocolate! And a hubby who makes you brownies? You really hit the jack pot!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Ah, brownies are also one of my favorite desserts! Even better when they are glazed, yum!

9:56 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Wow, your hubby is the best! I'm so glad you're enjoying the chocolate and I must say, that looks like the perfect recipe to showcase it in! Well done to Josh. :)

11:13 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

you hit the jackpot, both prize-wise and husband-wise! i'm jealous on both counts. :)

5:17 AM  
Blogger hot garlic said...

I think I would drop dead of shock if I walked it to see a delicious and delectable treat made for me by my husband! {Whata guy!} Then again, he doesn't share the passion... but he does love to eat so that counts for something! A

... So how do we get in on this winning CHOCOLATE did ya say?!

5:41 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

OMG..That sure was a nice package you got in the mail!! CHOCOLATE is by FAR my favorite food!
Thanks for your comment on my video post!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Kathy Seed said...

That wonderful man that is Maria's husband is my wonderful son! He is an awesome person, and yes, he does do dishes! I have seen him! Great job Joshua, keep spoiling your sweet wife! .. she deserves it.
love you,mom

6:30 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh, those look so yummy! I love brownies - this just makes them look that much better!

7:17 AM  
Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

omg omg omg. These look amazing! What a perfect use for the chocolate prize. Points to your DH (brownie points that is) :)

7:18 PM  

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