Caramel Popcorn Brownie Bites

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Brown butter icing adds a rich nuttiness to these brownies and enhances the buttered popcorn flavour of the topping. Make these bite-size treats ahead of time—just add the popcorn at the last minute to keep it crisp.

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2015

Ingredients

Brown Butter Icing:
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cups icing sugar
Brownies:
  • 115 g bittersweet chocolate (about 4 oz) chopped
  • 30 g unsweetened chocolate (about 1 oz) chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter cubed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
Garnish:
  • 72 popcorn

Method

Brownies: In small saucepan, melt together bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate and butter over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Whisk sugar and vanilla into chocolate mixture. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time. In separate bowl, whisk together flour and salt; using wooden spoon, stir into chocolate mixture. Spoon 1 tbsp of the batter into each well of paper-lined 24-count mini muffin tin.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centres comes out clean with a few moist crumbs clinging, 18 to 22 minutes. Let cool completely in pan. Remove to serving platter.

Brown Butter Icing: While brownies are cooling, in small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; continue to cook, swirling frequently, until nutty brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; bring to room temperature.

Whisk icing sugar into butter until smooth. Spread 1 tsp of the icing over each brownie. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 4 days.)

Garnish: Top each brownie with 3 pieces of the caramel popcorn.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: Watch the butter carefully after it starts to foam—it can quickly go from nice and nutty to burned.

Nutritional facts per piece: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 57 mg
  • Sugars 15 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 162.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 13 mg
  • Cholesterol 33 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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