Whenever you need a last minute dessert, just throw a bunch of things you have together! That’s what I did here, with these Nutty Brownie Bites! For the Superbowl, I had plans to make this awesome elaborate dessert and every time I went to the grocery store there was NO parking!!! You would have thought we were expecting the biggest storm of the century! Needless to say I didn’t have the ingredients and my dessert was a no go. So what the heck do you do? I raided my pantry and found a boxed mix of brownies. Well with my reputation, I couldn’t just show up with boxed brownies…so I threw a bunch of things together and came up with this great tasty dessert!
Here is how I cam up with the name, well the things I had on hand were “nutty” 🙂 we had cocoNUT, peaNUT butter, and NUTS (pecans), and of course we had boxed brownies!
Nutty Brownies (makes about 70-75 bites)
1 box of chewy brownies (and all the ingredients needed, per the back of the box)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans (plus a little extra to sprinkle on top of bites)
1/2 bag milk chocolate and peanut butter chips (a combination by Nestle, if you can’t find, I would use Reese chips)
Combine all the ingredients needed for the boxed brownies (eggs, water, oil).
Once that is all well blended, add in the peanut butter, coconut and pecans and mix until well combined.
Line a mini cupcake pan with cupcake wrappers and place about a spoon full of batter into each.
Bake for about 13-15 mins (depending on how big your mini cupcake pan is) at 325 degrees (or what the temp says on the box)
Once the bites come out of the oven let them cool a little and peel off the wrappers.
While they are cooling melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and chop up the extra pecans so that the are a little finer to be sprinkled on top.
Using the melted chocolate chips, drizzle some of the chocolate on the top of each bite and sprinkle some of the finer chopped pecans.
You now have these cute little semi homemade brownie bite to share with your friends and family 🙂