Molten Caramel Brownie Bites

These sweet, delicious, one bowl brownies are filled with all sorts of holiday cheer! Bake in a 9x9 pan for 35-40 minutes for traditional brownies or bake in a mini muffin tin as directed here for a two-bite version. Warming the sugar slightly with the melted chocolate and butter ensures the brownies have a lovely crackly top!

Makes 1 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 3/4 cup Cranberry, Sour Cherry & Port Preserve

Directions:

    • Preheat the oven to 350°f
    • In a small pot, melt the butter, chocolate chips and sugar together over medium-low heat. Set aside to cool slightly. 
    • In a mixing bowl, whisk together salt and eggs until light and frothy. Pour into the chocolate mixture and whisk to fully combine. 
    • Fold in the flour and coco to make a thick batter. 
    • Prepare a muffin tin with paper liners and brush each with oil. 
    • Add the caramel sauce and preserve on top of the batter, fold once to loosely incorporate with a spatula, then scoop 2 tbsp of batter into the prepared muffin cups, filing them between 2/3 - 3/4 full. 
    • Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until the top has cracked, the sides have risen slightly, and a toothpick inserted comes out with a few wet crumbs attached. 
    • Enjoy warm or let cool on a wire baking rack then transfer to an airtight container. Serve with an extra dollop of caramel and preserve on top. 
    • They will keep for up to one week at room temperature although I highly doubt that will be the case!
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