Irish Cream Brownie Bites

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These little treats are topped with a decadent Irish cream–flavoured ganache. For a kid-friendly version, substitute 1-1/2 tsp vanilla for the liqueur. Sprinkle the tops with silver or gold sprinkles, if desired.

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2013

Ingredients

  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 pinch salt
Irish Cream Ganache:
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon Irish cream liqueur

Method

In saucepan, melt together bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate and butter over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally; let cool for 10 minutes.

Whisk in sugar and vanilla; whisk in eggs, 1 at a time. With wooden spoon, stir in flour, espresso powder and salt. Spoon by 1 tbsp into paper-lined mini-muffin cups.

Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, 18 to 22 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack.

Irish Cream Ganache: In small saucepan, melt chocolate with cream over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Whisk in butter and liqueur; let cool for 15 minutes.

Spread scant 1/2 tsp ganache over each brownie. Cover loosely and refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 11 mg
  • Sugars 11 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 141.0
  • Potassium 66 mg
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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