Chocolate stout brownie bites

4
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
24
Difficulty
Easy
Beer and instant coffee give these brownie bites intense, rich flavor. We recommend using a chocolate stout or porter which are available in some supermarkets and in specialty food stores. These specialty beers are worth seeking out for the unique flavor they contribute, but you could use a regular stout here too. When cutting the brownie into bars, the best way to get clean edges is to dip the knife into warm water between each cut. Dusting the cooked brownie bites with powdered sugar lends the perfect touch of sweetness but for a deeper chocolate taste you could use cocoa powder instead.

Ingredients

All-purpose flour

¾ cup(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

cup(s)

Baking powder

¾ tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Beer

4 fl oz, (about 1/2 cup), malty, preferable chocolate stout or porter

Fat free egg substitute

½ cup(s)

Regular instant coffee powder

1½ tsp, (not espresso)

Vanilla extract

2 tsp

Light butter

4 Tbsp, stick

Bittersweet chocolate

4 oz, chopped

Sugar

1 cup(s)

Confectioners' sugar

1 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick foil, allowing foil to overhang rim by 2 inches on two opposite sides.
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Stir together stout, egg substitute, coffee powder, and vanilla in another medium bowl.
  3. Combine butter and chocolate in medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, until melted and smooth. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in granulated sugar until combined. Stir chocolate mixture into stout mixture until blended. Whisk in flour mixture until batter is smooth.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until toothpick inserted into center of brownies comes out with moist crumbs clinging, about 25 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  5. Remove brownies from pan using foil handles; place on cutting board. Cut into 4 long strips; cut each strip crosswise into 6 pieces, making total of 24 bites. Dust with confectioners’ sugar just before serving.
  6. Per serving: 1 brownie