Monday, December 5, 2011

sea salted oatmeal stout brownie bites

sea salted oatmeal stout brownie bites

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
 
sea salted oatmeal stout brownie bites

chocolate chunks and cocoa powder are both used to create a super chocolaty brownie

sea salted oatmeal stout brownie bites
sea salted oatmeal stout brownie bites
sea salted oatmeal stout brownie bites
sea salted oatmeal stout brownie bites

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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