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Frosted Walnut Brownie Cups

Have a little taste of heaven with these mini brownie cups. They are always a huge hit and are simple to make. —Crystal Strick, Boyertown, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    32 brownie cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • GANACHE:
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; whisk until smooth. Cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour; stir in walnuts. Fill paper-lined miniature muffin cups almost full.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Cool for 30 minutes or until ganache reaches a spreading consistency, stirring occasionally. Spread over brownies.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie cup: 353 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • cgoolsby6
    Feb 4, 2014

    Was not impressed. Too much work for brownies that tasted "out of the box". How much this recipe makes was way off. I made a pan of 30 mini's & still had enough batter to make a pan of regular brownies.

  • Christopher51
    Feb 3, 2014

    My wife loves making brownies, so I let her have at it. We both agree, this is outstanding! Making the small cupcakes instead of the regular sized ones, makes having more than one a little less guilty. ;-)

  • Lynnsz
    Feb 1, 2014

    Very good! I made the regular size cupcakes and baked them for 27 minutes. It made 24 cupcakes.

  • jossgirl
    Jan 28, 2014

    Tried this recipe today - VERY good. We like brownies and make them frequently and these little bites are small but satisfying. I will say this as a brownie connoisseur - and my friends agree - you can't beat the taste of the Ghiradelli brownie mix I get in a 4-pack at Costco - they have that deep-down rich, chocolatey flavor that's hard to duplicate.