I don’t know about you, but this has/is going to be a very stressful week for me. Hence all of the sweet cookies that have been baked up around here lately. I have to take the dreaded finals this week. EW. I hate finals. I rarely actually hate, but I feel this occasion needed to bring out the big guns, the h-word.
Hate may actually be an understatement. I don’t really understand finals, because you could do great on every unit throughout the semester but if you just move on after that unit and do great on the next one, you could forget lots of stuff you knew before. It’s just annoying how one test can completely destroy your grade.
Thank goodness I’m a genius, so there should be no problems here. HA! Sometimes I wish I could just have the smartest kid in the world’s brain for an hour. Just for a few tests. Please? I’ll make you brownie balls
Alright, time to get off the pity pot and onto the good stuff. Have you ever heard of brownie balls? THEY ARE AWESOME! And oh so easy. And HEALTHY!!! Just kidding about that last part. But at this point, come on-who cares? It’s dessert, not count your calories time.
Pretty much all you’ve got to do is bake the brownies according to the package, or if you’re feeling super energetic you could just make your own recipe. Then you let it cool for about 15 minutes or until you can touch them without baking your hands. (Owwy!) After that you shape them into balls, freeze them, dip them in chocolate and pop them in the fridge. Then after that, you eat them like there’s no tomorrow.
Chocolate Covered Brownie Bites
(Idea from http://picky-palate.com/)
1 box of brownie mix
2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Prepare brownie mix according to directions on package. Bake until slightly undercooked and only a little bit of brownie sticks onto an inserted toothpick. Let cool for 15 minutes.
- When you can touch the brownies comfortably, scoop with a cookie scoop or spoon and roll tightly into a ball and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Keep rolling brownies into balls until all of them are gone, unless you want to save some of the brownie to eat as regular brownies.
- Insert toothpicks into balls and pop into the freezer for an hour or two.
- Place chocolate over a double broiler, or in the microwave, to melt. Roll each brownie ball into chocolate and place on parchment paper to dry. Place in the fridge for chocolate to set. Enjoy at room temp or chilled.