simple daisy brownie bites
After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back in the borrowed kitchen to make these simple daisy brownie bites using M & Ms.
I was in the grand city of NY for a few days at a glam media blogger event. But now I’m back on cookies. Well, brownies.
I do have a rather long story, the details of which I’ll spare you, of a heated exchange with an angry customer when working as a cookie decorator. She insisted the brownie should be considered a cookie and was horribly distraught we did not offer them.
As it suits my purpose to consider the brownie a cookie for this post (a bar cookie?), I’ll give her this one for today only.
These daisy brownie bites are veeeery easy to make.
You can use any recipe for brownies or even a mix, though you can find my recipe at the end of this post. I cut out brownie circles, topped them with melted candy wafers, and decorated with M & Ms. That’s it.
how to make daisy brownie bites
you will need:
brownies (see below for my recipe, or your own favorite recipes are fine)
circle cookie cutter (1 1/2″)
white candy melts or white chocolate chips (find the melts in craft stores)
M & Ms, sprinkles, or any other candies to decorate
step one: make your brownies
Find my recipe at the end of this post, but you can use any you like.
Let brownies cool for about 20 minutes. Line a baking tray with wax paper and place the wire rack on top.
When brownies are still a bit warm, use circle cutter to cut shapes. Press cutters firmly to bottom of pan, twist a bit, and lift up. Brownie should stay in cutter!
Gently push brownie out of cutter onto the wire rack to fully cool. (I used a couple sizes, but the small ones work best.)
step two: top your brownies
Melt candy melts or white chocolate on top of a double boiler or in the microwave according to directions. I microwaved in a Pyrex measuring cup at half power for 1 minute, 30 seconds, then at 30 second intervals, stirring well. Don’t overheat! With a small spoon, pour a bit of melted candy or chocolate in center of brownie top and gently spread with a knife to edges. Let set about 15 minutes.
step three: decorate your brownies
When melts or chocolate are still a bit wet, decorate the brownies with candies or sprinkles as desired. For daisies, use 6 M&Ms–one in the center, 5 around.
brownie bites recipe:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. water
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
In saucepan, heat together butter, sugar and water and bring just to a boil.
Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips and the vanilla. Transfer to bowl and beat in eggs, one at a time. Gradually blend in dry ingredients.
Stir in remaining chocolate chips. Pour into greased 9″ baking dish and bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
Gosh I love brownies, I love how you presented them…I reckon I would eat all the off cuts in one go!
I love brownies and these are so darn cute!!!!! Thank you for sharing this great idea…just love it over here.
Really nice, I’ll try to make it.
Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says
These are so cute. I love M&M's. Also, I wanted to say thanks again for letting me feature your licorice love on my site. And I'd like to invite you to submit stuff to my future monthly dessert carnivals. =)
Chic Cookies says
thanks all!Yes, apparentlyjessy, many cuts were eaten. Thanks Christine and adair! and I’ll certainly visit again Jerri.meaghan
I already love your cookies (as does everyone I make them for) and now I can love your brownies too. Thank you.www.onlysunshine.net
Super cute. Super sweet and look to be easy. A great spring thing. Oh, I bet you can really put cut out brownies to use in the challenge going on at my blog. I hope you submit!https://savorthethyme.blogspot.com
Miss Muffin says
These look so yummy!!! Want some!
Yummy! We love brownies, and since we have recently discovered that your almond cookie recipe is the BEST cookie ever, I’m sure your brownie recipe is great too! Can’t wait to try it!
Chic Cookies says
Thank you so much myonlysunshine! and I’ll be sure to post on Savor the Thyme. And thanks to you Beth and Miss Muffin! (I’ve been using this brownie recipe for years. Can’t remember where it came from, but it’s really moist, thick and yummy.)
You truly are a cookie/brownie genius. How do you do it? Mind if I post this and link back to you? (Again)
Chic Cookies says
Oh, shucks, gee, go on. No. Really. Continue with the genius talk! Thanks J+S, happy to have a link! Thanks for the support, and I’ve added your fabulous blog (Gordon Gossip) chock full o’ info to my blog list.