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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cooking with Connie - Brownie Bites

Have you had one of these chocolatey, moist, brownie bites from Costco? They're one of my favorite treats.


I decided to try my hand at making these.  They would be perfect in a cellophane bag with a ribbon tied around the top and given to a friend.  Or, how about this little saying for the VT message for February; "Don't bite off more than you can chew, stay out of debt!"  The possibilities are endless! 
Here's how I did it.  I used the Betty Crocker low-fat fudge brownie mix and mixed as directed.  I got out my mini muffin pans and sprayed well.


I put about a teaspoon of brownie mix in the bottom of each muffin indentation and then, to add the extra chocolate that's in the center of the brownie bites, I placed a half square of Hershey's chocolate on top or 3 to 4 semi-sweet chocolate chips.   It made 36 brownie bites!


Put more brownie dough on top of the chocolate, not too much, then bake in 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

When I pulled them out of the oven, they looked like this! 

Yikes!  What happened?  What could I do to save them? 

Oh well, it's all in the presentation...right?

Come back again for more Cooking with Connie! 
(What time does Costco close?)

19 comments:

Kazzy said...

I would totally eat your little choco-lava bites. MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

You are sooo domestic. I did bake bread today...

Julie Harward said...

Bet they taste good anyway! I did the same but I didn't put the choc. inside and they turned out good. :D

wendy said...

that's kinda funny. I don't care as much for presentation--but all about how they taste baby and I bet they were deeelish.

Kristina P. said...

I don't think they could possibly taste bad, at least.

Cherie said...

OK they still look SO good - I would totally eat them!

I love your VT idea :D

Small House said...

Dear Cooking with Connie;

Who cares what they look like....How do they taste??? That's all that matters. And with that said, they still look okay!!

Unfortuneatly we don't have a Costco. Maybe now that I know about these brownies it's a good thing we don't have a Costco.
have a great day!
Sandra

Valerie said...

Cooking With Connie...Clever! :)
Those last 2 pictures made me laugh right out loud! (lrol?)
And I keep looking at them...and I keep laughing!

Camille said...

Now I'm craving Costcos brownie bites - or yours! Anything with chocolate sounds good! :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Those Brownie Bites look wonderful! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment

Kimmie said...

Connie,
Thanks for making me smile today. I love your visiting teaching message and your Brownie bites look delicious.

Sandra said it right...it's not about how they look but how they taste.

Can't wait for more "cooking by Connie" recipes and tips. Have a wonderful Sunday! (BTW...my word verification is "Awsoma" and that my friend is what you are AWESOME!)

Melanie said...

L.O.L!

Valerie said...

How can you go wrong with lots of yummy chocolate thrown together???
I've never had Costco's, but I have a recipe for brownie bites that I love if you ever want it. They're called the Ultimate Chocolate Brownie Muffin, but I make them in mini muffin pans. And now I'm in the mood for them!

The Garden of Egan said...

They look sorta delicious!
I think they are edible.
Cute post, I am still laughing.

KC said...

I feel your pain....althought i've never had that happen to me before...yeah right!!!

Yvonne said...

Love the VT idea--very cute.

I'm sure they would still taste good.

Looking forward to more "Cooking With Connie".

gigi said...

They look great to me and I would so eat one for breakfast right NOW!!

Michelle said...

Ooooo I so recognized those from Costco! Bummer they didn't turn out as planned, but I bet they tasted good. This is when you turn them into brownie balls instead of any other form... not that we've done this before. Then it looks like you're SUPPOSED to have them that way ;) But hey, I'm all about the taste anyway!

Ann Marie said...

Yummy!!
I would even take mine a little burned because I like the "edges" on brownies. Things crispy are good to me.. I know.. weird.

That little white plate is DARLING!

Natalie said...

Love the Cooking with Connie idea. I sure have been using your yummy recipes with my young adults and I'm pretty sure they will love these too. I have several chocoholics in our group.
Thanks for sharing.