Monday, December 5, 2011

sea salted oatmeal stout brownie bites

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it is my sisters fault that i am obsessed with trader joes

the very first thing we do after picking me up from the airport is to shop at trader joes

i love everything about that store

this is where she introduced me to sea salted brownie bites - can you say amazing!

of course, that is where the inspiration for this recipe came from - you can thank my sister

after one bite you will want to marry her for inspiring this recipe



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organic oatmeal stout is added to the batter, lending a subtle richness to the bites
 
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chocolate chunks and cocoa powder are both used to create a super chocolaty brownie

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brownies are much more fun baked as bites - of course you could bake them in a normal square pan,
but what is the fun it that?

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sprinkled with sea salt - the perfect salty sweet treat
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made even better when enjoyed with a friend

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perfect little bites for your almost perfect little world

Sea Salted Oatmeal Stout Brownie Bites
makes 36 bites

you will need:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks
  • 12oz Organic Oatmeal Stout or other dark beer
  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp warm water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • sea salt for sprinkling

assembly:
  • preheat oven to 350* - grease a mini muffin tin (24 count)
  • in a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa & salt- set aside
  • over medium heat in a small sauce pan melt chocolate and butter - cool slightly
  • in a small bowl mix flax and water, whisking until slightly thickened
  • add flax egg , vanilla and sugar to the slightly cooled chocolate mixture
  • add the beer & chocolate flax mixture to the dry ingredients - stirring until well combined
  • with a tablespoon fill each mini muffin slot with batter - sprinkle with sea salt of choice
  • bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes
  • cool on a wire rack
  • repeat until muffin batter is gone
  • sprinkle with additional sea salt if desired

enjoy!

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10 comments:

  1. Oh lordy. I have a friend that is obsessed with oatmeal stouts and would love this treat! He's getting these for his birthday :)

    P.S. Trader Joe's really is fantastic.

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  2. Chelsea - he is going to love you even more once you make these for him, they are addicting!

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  3. Lauren, these brownie bites are addicting; I am pretty sure I ate at least half the batch - poppable brownie bites = dangerous!

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  4. OOooooo loving those straws and that gorgeous table!

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  5. I love the brightness of the straws against the table too!

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  6. Salty & sweet is one my favourite combos. I've never had that with brownie bites. These look incredible!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer - I love the sweet salty combo of these brownies - the oatmeal stout make them extra fantastic!

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  8. Um...LOVE *your* blog! WOW. Those pictures are amazing, Heather. I think beer in food is the greatest invention ever :) That, and salt. hehe

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  9. Thank you so much Cara for the wonderful compliment- it made my day!

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