Quick and Easy Brownie Bites

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Quick and easy brownie bites are a snap to make with a packaged brownie mix and chocolate chips, rolled in powdered sugar. Kids and adults alike love them!

I would love to deny my love for chocolate but my daughter Rachel is here to dispel the myth by sharing our favorite Brownie Bites recipe. I’m a goner!

It’s amazing to me how motherhood has drastically changed my appreciation for the things that seemed so “normal” to me during my childhood.

I look at my son and have a burning desire to raise him to be something special, something different, a man that isn’t the “norm.”

Quick and easy brownie bites are a snap to make with a packaged brownie mix and chocolate chips, rolled in powdered sugar. Kids and adults alike love them!

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As I watch him play, I think about how I can relate to my mom in such a deeper way now. I understand why she sometimes over-worried. I relate to the anxiety that I (unfortunately) made fun of her for.

Because I didn’t know. I didn’t understand the depth of a mother’s love.

A precious letter from a mother to daughter on her wedding day. This heartwarming letter is filled with memories and photos through the years of tears, laughter, homeschooling, chores, music lessons and carpool. A beautiful testimony to a love that endures!

I am so grateful my Mom taught me how to cook! I didn’t know during those years of lessons that I would be blessed with an incredible husband who has the ability to burn water!

Although I can proudly say I have showed him how to cook a few meals and he makes a mean omelette now!

Spending time together in the kitchen became a way for my Mom and I to have easy flowing conversations. Even if I wasn’t helping with the meal I always loved just sitting in the kitchen and watching.

Quick and easy brownie bites are a snap to make with a packaged brownie mix and chocolate chips, rolled in powdered sugar. Kids and adults alike love them!

She must have gotten it from my Maw-Maw because in my early childhood my Maw-Maw would have me help bake cookies or brownies (the sweet tooth goes back many generations in this family.)

I can remember running to her bottom drawer in the cabinet and searching through a large stack of aprons to wear so I could be just like my Maw-Maw.

I’d hop up onto her old metal step stool and roll my sleeves up while she patiently taught me each step and didn’t let the cloud of flour in the air or on the ruffles of my apron bother her.

Quick and easy brownie bites are a snap to make with a packaged brownie mix and chocolate chips, rolled in powdered sugar. Kids and adults alike love them!

There is one time of year that my Mom and I spent a LOT of time cooking together – Christmas! My Mom was notorious for her church choir christmas parties (say that 5x fast!). You wouldn’t believe the feast she would have. We spent WEEKS cooking and freezing and cooking some more!

As I reflect on that time I was blessed to share with her, one of the traditions I will be starting with my own children is Christmas cookies.

Quick and easy brownie bites are a snap to make with a packaged brownie mix and chocolate chips, rolled in powdered sugar. Kids and adults alike love them!

Usually the first or second week of December we would make dozens and dozens of cookies and package them up to take to our Sunday school teachers, neighbors, and close friends.

Quick and easy brownie bites are a snap to make with a packaged brownie mix and chocolate chips, rolled in powdered sugar. Kids and adults alike love them!

I love anything chocolate, especially since having my son – and these brownie bites are heavenly! I have added it to the list of cookie recipes I will make with Aiden in the years to come.

Do you cook with your children? We’d love to know your favorite recipe!

Quick and Easy Brownie Bites
Quick and easy brownie bites are a snap to make with a packaged brownie mix and chocolate chips, rolled in powdered sugar. Kids and adults alike love them!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pkg fudge brownie mix (13x9 inch size)
  2. 1 cup all purpose flour
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1/2 cup water
  5. 1/4 cup oil
  6. 1 cup (6 oz). semisweet chocolate chips
  7. Confectioner's sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine brownie mix, flour, egg, water and oil and mix well.
  2. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Place confectioner's sugar in a small dish to coat.
  4. Roll a tablespoon of dough into a round ball (I used my hands!)
  5. Roll in confectioner's sugar and place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
  6. Flatten with a fork.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until set.
  8. Remove to wire rack and cool.
Notes
  1. You don't have to roll dough into balls in your hands but that's the fun part for us!
  2. If you have a lot of people to feed roll into smaller balls (but the process will take longer.)
  3. Experiment with the cooking time. If you like just a little bit of crispiness cook a bit longer but don't overcook!
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Comments

  1. Lisa Simpson says:

    These look absolutely delicious!! I will have to try them soon!! My Grandchildren will love them!!!

  2. Marty Walden says:

    Hi. That was an accidental addition to the recipe. These make a bunch, depending on how big you want them to be, probably along the lines of 30 or so. Also depends if you eat the dough first!

  3. Brenda says:

    These look so yummy & fun! Pinning to try with my kids 🙂

  4. Beverly says:

    These brownie bites look great. What sweet memories you have and will be making with your family! Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  5. Tanya says:

    That’s so nice that you and your mom had those special moments together. These look delicious! Thanks for linking up to Small Victories Sunday Link Up!

    • Marty Walden says:

      Hi, Tanya. My daughter and I did cook a lot together. With 5 kids cooking was something I did with all of them, especially because I wanted them to take that skill when they left home. Plus I made it part of our homeschool as well!

  6. Oh Yum! I get so excited each week to see what you have been working on because it’s always AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can party!!!! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Kristen says:

    I love this idea! I’m makin these now for a bridal shower, but the dough is too sticky to roll in my hands! I’ve already added some more flour. Is it supposed to be like this or am I missing a step?

    • Samantha says:

      I’m having the same problem.

  8. Kim says:

    The dough is way too sticky to roll into a ball. We ended up with goopy hands and a few “cookies” that look nothing like the pictures. They tasted good (how could they not? It’s brownie mix.) but we were disappointed. Is there something we missed? I added a little more flour and even stuck the dough in the fridge to try to firm it up. Not successful. Please respond!

    • Marty Walden says:

      Hi, Kim. With this recipe the secret is rolling it in confectioner’s sugar not flour. When you bake the brownie cookies they will flatten and “crackle” and be pretty! If you roll with your hands you will indeed have goopy hands! You can try dropping into the powdered sugar and rolling with your finger tips or a spoon or whatever way allows the cookie to get coated with the sugar. Hope this helps!

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