You won’t believe what 5 ingredients make up these Mind Blowing Brownie Bites. Your family will go CRAZY for this fudgy, nutty dessert!
I love watching the Food Network. I have been watching it since the inception, before Bobby Flay was a household name. So, when I heard that Valerie Bertinelli was going to have a cooking show, I knew I would be a fan. She seems very down to earth for someone who has been in the business since she was a child.
Anyway, she made a recipe called Lynn’s “Sick” Brownie Bites that she was absolutely “CRAZY” about. At Valerie’s (notice we are on a first name basis haha) dinner party, her extended family couldn’t eat these Mind Blowing Brownie Bites fast enough. Everyone was so darn excited about this dessert; I knew I had to try them! So off to the grocery store I went. The ingredients reminded me of the good old Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars I use to make years ago. Does anyone remember those? But these have even fewer ingredients. Plus, you just dump them all in a bowl, mix and bake. It couldn’t be easier.
Well, let me tell you…She was not exaggerating. These Mind Blowing Brownie Bites are the BEST! They are chocolaty fudgy brownies, but also taste a little like German Chocolate Cake because of the coconut and nuts. They really are sensational and so easy to make. I decided to turn the powdered sugar a little bit orange so they could have a fall theme. You just have to try these! My best friend Valerie will be so happy that you did.
- 1⅔ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 2/3 cup shredded coconut
- 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
- One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- Big pinch kosher salt
- 1/4 lb. Confectioners sugar, for rolling (12 yellow and 4 red drops food coloring-optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- Combine the graham crackers, coconut, walnuts, condensed milk, chocolate chips and salt in a medium bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and press to the edges.
- Bake until the chocolate melts and the top is golden, about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir the hot mixture in the pan until the chocolate is incorporated throughout. Press back out to the edges and set aside until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes.
- Spread the confectioners sugar on a dinner plate (If you want to color your confectioners sugar orange, place the sugar in a blender. Make a small well in the center and place the yellow and red food coloring into the well. Blend until sugar is evenly tinted). Scoop out the brownie mixture by the tablespoon and shape into balls. While still warm, roll each ball in the sugar to coat. The bites will keep, tightly covered, for 2 days.