January 19, 2012

Cherry-Topped Brownie Bites



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)


Ingredients
You'll need:
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


Directions
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.

Enjoy!


This post is linked with It's a Keeper Thursday hosted by It's a Keeper, Share Your Creations hosted by Kristen's Creations, Creative Juice hosted by Momnivore's Dilemma, Foodie Friday hosted by Designs by Gollum, Valentine's Day Linky Party hosted by Momnivore's Dilemma, Inspiration Friday hosted by At the Picket Fence, BFF Open House hosted by The Answer is Chocolate, Friday Favorites hosted by Simply Sweet Home, Weekend Bloggy Reading hosted by Serenity Now, Sweets for a Saturday hosted by Sweet as Sugar Cookies, Think Pink Sundays hosted by Flamingo Toes, Sweet Indulgences Sunday hosted by  A Well-Seasoned Life, Sundae Scoop hosted by I {heart} Naptime, Savvy HomeMade Monday hosted by Home Savvy A to Z, Mangia Mondays hosted by Delightfully Dowling, Mingle Monday hosted by Add a Pinch, Tea Party Tuesday hosted by Sweetology, Crazy Sweet Tuesday hosted by Crazy for Crust, Tuesday Talent Show hosted by Chef in Training, Totally Tasty Tuesdays hosted by Mandy's Recipe Box, These Chicks Cooked hosted by This Chick Cooks, Cast Party Wednesday hosted by Lady Behind the Curtain, Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party hosted by Mrs. Fox's Sweets, Strut Your Stuff Saturday hosted by Six Sisters' Stuff, Sharing Sundays hosted by Everyday Sisters, Friday Food hosted by Mom Trends.

21 comments:

  1. Yum, never thought of putting them together. Like your idea. Pat

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  2. This dish looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my comfort foods blog hop for a chance to win a Wilton donut pan: http://bit.ly/yMcu5R

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    1. Thanks! I took these to a party, and they were a big hit. I think the small size is just perfect for those who want to taste more than one dessert ... like me. :-)

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  4. I love the idea of the round cutter, Tracey! Those brownies look so moist and delicious, I am having such a craving for them. And your photography is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I've been working on improving my photography skills (it's a slooooowwwwwww process), and truly appreciate your kind words.

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  5. What a fun idea. They look like a party waiting to happen.

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  6. YUM! These are adorable and they look delicious!

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  7. These look great - it's very noble of you to eat up the scraps so that everyone else can have these cute round bits! ;)

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    1. Well, Becca ... I had to take one for the team. It was tough, but someone had to do it. :-)

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  8. What a cute idea! It makes eating brownies just a little more fun.

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    1. Sure does, Alli! I know it's really hard to make eating brownies any more fun than it already is ... but hey, everything's better with a cherry on top!

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  9. Hi, I'm stopping by from Mangia Mondays! I love brownies in bite sized form. I use raspberries but will try them with cherry. Your pictures make them look irresistible!!

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  10. Here from Tea Party Tuesday.these really caught my eye. I love the sweet cherry and the rich chocolate, they look pretty too. Happy to have your link this week!!

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  11. I LOVE your recipe! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY and share this yummy recipe with us?
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    Sheryl
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=23007

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  12. It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Love your space.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  13. This looks like a great treat for Valentines! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  14. Delicious, and oh, so pretty! You do great photography work! Thanks for linking to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party. These are the perfect treat for the big game!!!

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  15. What a wonderful idea. Yum and if one is on a diet, one bite it ok.

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  16. These look so delicious and so easy! We're loving this recipe! Thanks so much for joining us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more great recipes -The Sisters

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