Killer Hazelnut Brownie Bites

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
25 mini brownies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • Grenadine Frosting:
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grenadine
Directions
Grenadine Frosting:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Line an 8 by 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease and flour.

  • In a standing mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together, butter, sugar, vanilla seeds and vanilla extract. Add eggs and mix until well incorporated.

  • Mix together the dry ingredients and slowly add it to the egg mixture. Mix until well incorporated.

  • Pour the batter into prepared pan and spread evenly, add hazelnuts to the top.

  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes until brownies are set and begin to pull away from the side.

  • Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack. Once cooled, remove brownies from pan and cut into 1 1/2-inch squares for individual bites.

For the frosting:
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream butter and slowly add the powdered sugar. Add grenadine and mix until a frosting consistency is reached.

  • Place frosting in a piping bag and pipe onto individual brownie bites.


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