I love to bake. But there are many times when I need, or want, to produce a dessert and can’t find the time to bake from scratch. That doesn’t mean that I want to settle for less. Here are three impressive desserts that you can pull off in short order with a box of brownie mix and a mini muffin tin.
Chocolate Raspberry Bites
1 box high quality fudge style brownie mix (I use Ghirardelli) plus whatever ingredients are called for on the box.
1 cup heavy or whipping cream
1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
1 pint fresh raspberries
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Prepare a mini muffin tin by spraying with nonstick cooking spray. Mix brownies according to the package directions. Carefully fill the mini muffin tins about 2/3 of the way to the top. Use a wet paper towel to remove any dribbles that might burn on the outside of the pan. Bake 10-20 minutes. Baking time with depend on the size of your particular muffin tin, as they vary. Look for the tops to be shiny and crackly, and remove them from the oven when the center is just set. It is important not to over cook in order to maintain that fudgy quality. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from the pan and cool completely. Meanwhile, whip the heavy cream with the confectioners sugar until it makes soft peaks. When the brownie bites are completely cool, garnish each with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a big, fat, juicy raspberry.