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Spiced Brownie Bites

My son and I came up with this recipe together to satisfy our cravings for chocolate and spice. —Anna Nicoletta, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvanis
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen


  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • Chopped crystallized ginger


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a metal bowl or top of a double boiler over barely simmering water, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugars until blended; stir in chocolate mixture. In another bowl, mix flour, cocoa, spices and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture, mixing well.
  • Fill greased mini muffin cups almost full. Bake until centers are set, 12-15 minutes (do not overbake). Cool in pans 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a small metal bowl or top of a double boiler over barely simmering water, melt chocolate chips and butter with corn syrup, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; cool until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes.
  • Dip tops of brownies into glaze. Top with ginger.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie bite: 137 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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