Cherry and Spice Brownie Bites

Recipe by Darkhunter
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 64 bites




  • Center a rack in the oven and preheat to 325F degrees. Line an 8" square baking pan with aluminum foil and butter the foil or use nonstick foil.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and spices.
  • Put a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Put the butter in the bottom of the bowl, then add the chopped chocolates. Heat, stirring occasionally, just until the ingredients are melted - don't get them so hot that the butter separates. Remove the bowl from the pan.
  • Using a whisk, stir the sugars into the butter-chocolate mixture. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla and the grated orange zest and whisk the mixture energetically. Gently mix in the dry ingredients, stirring only until they are incorporated. Switch to a rubber spatula and fold in the nuts and cherries. Turn the batter into the prepared pan and even the top with the spatula.
  • Bake the brownies for about 25 minutes, or until the top no longer looks wet and a thin knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Place the pan on a rack and cool to room temperature.
  • When the brownies are cool, turn them over onto the rack, peel away the foil, and invert them onto a cutting board. Using a ruler and a long, thin knife, cut the brownies into 1"x1" bites.
  • Storage tips: Wellpwrapped and uncut, the brownies will keep at room temperature for 4 to 5 days; cut, they will keep for about 3 days. They can be frozen for up to 2 months.