I think I have mentioned that I really like chocolate, all kinds of chocolate. When I can combine two kinds of chocolate together well that is even better. This recipe is one I have tested out on a few friends and it was a big hit with them. So if you know someone who loves chocolate you might consider making this homemade sweet treat as a gift for them.
You can start with any kind of brownie recipe you like. A boxed mix or use my favorite brownie recipe either will work just great. When I am making a box brownie mix I like to follow the directions for a more fudge like brownie instead of a cake like brownie for this recipe. Since you will be rolling the brownies up into balls you will want them a little moist to help them hold together.
When forming the balls you will want to avoid the firmer outer edge of the brownie. I think the edge is the best part but it doesn’t work very well for the brownie balls.
For dipping the brownie balls, you can use chocolate candy coating, which is really the easiest to do. Or you can use melted chocolate chips. I will sometimes mix the chocolate chips and the candy coating to get a darker chocolate coating. 🙂
These would also be good covered in white candy coating and then drizzled with some melted dark chocolate like the Chocolate Almond Truffles.
I like that this recipe has a nice crisp candy coating and a yummy fudge chocolate brownie center. You could even add in some peppermint extract or almond extract to the brownies went mixing them up to add another dimension of flavor. Or maybe some orange extract with a little orange zest. Yum!
This recipe is adapted from Raining Hot Coupons
- 1 batch of Brownies made from a box mix or homemade recipe
- 12 oz of Candy Coating for dipping
- Prepare the brownies according to the recipe or box. If you are using a box mix, use the instructions for fudge brownies instead of the cake-like brownie instructions.
- Bake and let cool.
- Once the brownies are cool, roll the brownies into 1 inch balls and set onto a cookies sheet lined with wax paper or a Silpat.
- Freeze the brownies for about 30 minutes.
- While the brownies are freezing, melt the candy coating. You can melt the coating by microwaving the candy coating at 30 second intervals or in a saucepan over medium low heat on the stovetop.
- Dip the brownie balls into the candy coating and return them to the wax paper lined cookie sheet.
- Once the outer coating is hardened store in a covered container.
Do you have a favorite brownie recipe? Please share your recipe in the comments or link to it.
This post is part of the 31 days of Homemade Sweet Treats series.