Mint Brownie Bites

I've been putting off writing this post because I can't quite figure out how to start it or what to say. With such tragic events happening last week, I'm at a loss for words to say and thoughts to think, especially when it comes to blogging about food. When we as a nation experience such a loss, it really puts things in perspective. While this blog is a huge passion of mine, it only seemed appropriate to take a break for a few days and focus on other more important matters in my life.


This post will have a slightly different feel compared to my other posts. I'm not going to describe how wonderfully rich and fudgey these brownies are-just look at the pictures and you can tell-but instead I'm going to encourage you to take time for what is important. We so often neglect certain people, events, and things because we don't have time right this second and think we'll get around to it later. But what if there is not a later? Stop putting off what is important and do it now; whether that's giving your loved ones an extra hug, applying for that job or program that you've been going back and forth about, going on a trip that you've been dreaming about, or getting the courage to be open and honest to a friend, family member, or loved one about something that you've been thinking and feeling for a while but can't find the right opportunity to bring it up....whatever it is, don't wait. Seize the moment and make the most of it, because you never know what tomorrow will bring.


And if you decide to seize the moment, satisfy your intense sweet tooth, and make these Mint Brownie Bites, then I can guarantee that you'll make your day, and anyone who you decide to share these bites with, that much better.

Mint Brownie Bites (adapted from Satisfy My Sweet Tooth)
(about 30 brownies)

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup dark chocolate chips
30 Junior Mints

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.

Place butter and semisweet chocolate chips in a large pot. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and salt and stir until mixed and sugar is dissolved. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring after each addition. Add flour and mix until just incorporated, careful not to over mix. Fold in milk and dark chocolate chips.

Fill each mini muffin hole half full. Bake about 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of brownie comes out clean. (This time will vary slightly depending on the size of the mini muffin pan you use. Check brownies after about 15 minutes.) After brownies are done, remove them from the oven and gently press one  Junior Mint in the center of each brownie. Let brownies cool completely in the pan before storing in an airtight container.

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Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 180.9
Total Fat: 9.6 g
Cholesterol: 23.1 mg
Sodium: 38.0 mg
Total Carbs: 25.4 g
Fiber: 1.0 g
Sugars: 14.9 g
Protein: 2.0 g

Pros:
-Easy to make
-Pretty presentation
-Rich, fudgey, delicious brownies
-Great finger food for holiday entertaining
-Versatile-use mini Reese cups or other candies to put in the middle of the brownies, use different flavored chocolate chips in brownies

Cons:
-Caloric

Elaine

12 comments:

  1. Elaine, these look super delish! I have always loved Junior Mints--as a kid, they were my "smuggle into the movie theatre candy of choice" :) putting them into adorable, portable brownie cups is genius!

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    1. Junior Mints and Raisinets were my go-to movie candies...that I always snuck in. :) They are so addicting, especially when you combined them with brownies!

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  2. junior mints are my movie theater candy weakness - i'm with hayley! always *have* to get them. I go to the movies after dinenrtime just so they can be my dessert. putting them into brownie bites - so adorable.

    After the CT tragedy and my boyfriends friend dying in a car crash this weekend, I'm really trying to put things into perspective. it's easy to get caught up in things but it's more important to sit back and be thankful for what we have and seize every moment and opportunity. Love your words Elaine.

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear that, Sally. I hate that such tragic events need to happen to remind us about what is important and what to be thankful for, but sometimes having those reminders is exactly what each of us needs to get back on the right track. I hope you and your boyfriend are doing ok. Keeping you in my thoughts!

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  3. Thanks for the sweet dessert and sweet words :)

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  4. yes! i need these in my life! love eating them at the movies :)

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    1. Junior Mints are my go-to movie snack too. So yummy! It only seemed natural to pair them with a rich brownie. It's heaven in a bite!

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  5. Okay, this is my new favorite! My two favorite flavors! Come and visit us this week. We are having a wonderful giveaway from a talented Southern author.

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    1. Thanks for passing that along! I'll be sure to stop by. :)

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  6. Wow these look so good, I just love Junior Mints (and brownies, of course!!)!

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    1. Then you are sure to love this recipe! :)

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