Valentine's Day is just around the corner and everywhere you look there is chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! I'm all for it but I really prefer to eat better than that. My solution . . . Brownie Truffle Bites! This recipe is easy to make (even your kids can help) and the added ingredients give it a nutritious boost. (Okay maybe you should make it without the kids the first time. Sneaky! Sneaky!)
BUSH’S® Brownie Truffle Bites
Servings: 3 dozen
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
¼ cup water
1 can (15 ounces) BUSH’S® Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1 box (15.25 ounces) brownie mix
2 large eggs
⅔ cup applesauce
½ can (8 ounces) dark chocolate frosting
1 package (12 ounces) dark or white chocolate candy making and dipping wafers
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 13”x 9” cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place water and beans in blender and puree.
- Mix brownie mix, eggs, applesauce and bean puree in large bowl at low speed using hand mixer until all ingredients are moistened. Put mixture in greased cake pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove with oven mitts.
- Cool brownies completely.
- Crumble prepared brownies into large bowl. Add ½ can of frosting and mix thoroughly with spatula.
- Hand roll mixture into 1 inch balls. If too sticky, chill brownie mixture 30-45 minutes in refrigerator first. Place on wax paper lined baking sheet and set aside.
- Place chocolate wafers in microwave-safe container. Microwave at half power or defrost setting for 30 seconds. Carefully remove from microwave and stir thoroughly. If wafers are not completely melted, continue to microwave at 15 second intervals, stirring intermittently until chocolate is smooth. Be careful to not overheat wafers, as they will burn.
- Using small spoon, dip brownie balls into melted chocolate. Spoon chocolate over brownie balls until fully coated. Place brownie bites on wax paper to set. (Tip: If you wish to decorate your brownie bites, sprinkle with decorative sprinkles before coating sets.)