Bite Sized Hot Chocolate Brownies

A very happy Monday to all of you foodies! I am sitting in sweats and a t-shirt on a beautiful fall day, so I cannot complain. This just happens to be the beginning of my favorite time of year. I like the changing of the seasons, particularly from summer to fall. There is such great things attached to this time of year: frosty mornings, changing leaves, hot drinks with whipped cream, sweaters and jeans, a/c off and windows up, and crisp fall evenings.

However, while the fall makes me happy, the best thing about fall is the ever-present winter. I love winter. I love the possibility of lots of snow – I am in love with snow.  I always have been. I will press my nose against the window and wait for the flakes to fall. Seeing snowflakes descend from the heavens has always made me warm and excited inside. The last couple winters have been mild ones for me, so I am anxiously awaiting a cold fall and wicked winter. Many people may be appalled by my wish, but I am sick of the heat. I have spent the last few years living through intense summer heat and incredibly mild winters. I have been patient enough. Mother Nature if you can hear this: I want COLD days and a WICKED winter – snowmageddon of 2012-2013 is the kind of winter I want!

Now I know I must have lost plenty of you with my last statement, but I am prepared to win you back. Monday’s are notoriously bad days; while I think Monday’s get a bad wrap most weeks I have not escaped the wrath of the first day of the work week. I know how bad it can be. So I have a recipe packed full of chocolate. Knock, knock, knock I said CHOCOLATE!

Oh whew, you’re still there! Take a look at these delicious Hot Chocolate Brownies. I promise these little bite sized pieces of goodness will make any week great!

Nutritional Information:

Servings: 33
Serving Size: 2 Brownie Bites
Calories: 99.1
Fat: 3.9 g
Carbohydrates: 16.5 g
Fiber: 1.2 g
Protein: 1.3 g
Points+: 3


 Recipe Adapted From Meet Me in the Kitchen

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 12 tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cups miniature chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons Nesquick
  • Powdered Sugar {optional}


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Coat an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray, set aside
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and Nesquick
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar and eggs
  • Whisk in dry ingredients until just combined
  • Stir in chocolate chips until combined, leaving a few to sprinkle on top
  • Pour batter into baking dish, sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips
  • Baked about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean
  • Sift powdered sugar over the entire batch, if you so desire. {I desired!}

I cut these into small bite sized pieces because they were super rich in flavor. I knew it would be a problem if I left them in my house, so I sent them to work with Nick. I figure I get the contact high from making them, testing the batter, and enjoying one or two then I can send the rest away into oblivion for somebody else. I don’t need all of those calories!

I hope you give these a try!!

xoxo Mel