How absolutely precious are these little cherry-topped brownie bites? I just love them! I think they have so much potential ... great for a party ... a potluck ... a Christmas dessert tray .... or Valentine's Day!
And they're so absolutely easy, it's not even funny. Seriously. Easy.
All you do is bake up a batch of your favorite brownies. I used a regular ol' box mix. Then, use a round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to cut brownie circles from your pan of brownies. Be sure to eat all the scraps you want. It's fun that way.
And finally, top each brownie circle with a cherry and a dab of the 'juice' from a can of cherry pie filling. Sweet! You've got cherry-topped brownie bites!
They're just the perfect size for a little finger food sweet treat. Serve 'em up on a platter and they're pretty, too. Fun and tasty doesn't get much easier than that!
Cherry-Topped Brownie Bites
Source: Adapted from King Arthur Flour, as seen in Christmas Cooking Southern Style magazine, Christmas 2011 edition (special edition of Southern Lady magazine)
A baked batch of your favorite brownies (I use a box mix)
1 1/2 inch or 2 inch round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter
1 can cherry pie filling
1. Cool brownies completely after baking.
2. Use a round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to cut as many circles as possible out of the pan of brownies. (Note - using a 1 1/2 inch cutter, you'll get around 30 brownie bites from a 9x13" pan.)
3. Just before serving, top each brownie circle with a cherry and a bit of the cherry liquid from the cherry pie filling.