Brownie Bites


Cate O’Malley, Kids Cuisine – When my son, Nicholas, wants something sweet, I have no problem with it, because he eats fairly well for the most part.  That being said, I try to find smaller sweet treats for him since he doesn’t need the full-blown version.  His sweet tooth tends to be pretty low to begin with, so he’s happy with mini sweets just as much.

I was browsing Rachael Ray’s website the other day, and came across these Mini Brownie Bites.  How adorable are they?  And with 48 out of an 8×8 square pan, it is perfect for mini mouths.


Brownie Bites
From Every Day with Rachael Ray, April 2007


Prep Time: 15 min (plus chilling)


  • 1 cup dairy-free margarine (such as two sticks of Earth Balance Buttery Sticks)
  • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces chocolate chips [use non-dairy dark or semi-sweet]
  • 1/3 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tube store-bought decorating icing [be sure to check the label for dairy-free]

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with enough foil to let flaps hang over two sides; grease the foil.
2. In a double boiler, melt together the margarine and unsweetened chocolate, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly, then beat in the sugar, eggs and vanilla with a wooden spoon until glossy. Stir in the flour and salt. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake until the top cracks and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out moist, about 50 minutes. Let cool.
3. Meanwhile, place the chocolate chips in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the coconut milk to a simmer. Pour the coconut milk over the chocolate chips and let stand for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Pour the warm glaze over the cooled brownies and tilt the pan to coat evenly. Refrigerate until the glaze is set, about 2 hours. Using the foil flaps, gently remove the chilled brownies from the pan and cut into 1-inch squares. Decorate the Brownie Bites with the icing.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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