brownie ball recipe

If you haven’t heard of brownie balls before, you need to try out this brownie ball recipe! I love a good brownie, but this recipe takes it up a notch. You take fudgy, chocolatey brownie and make it into a ball, then roll it into sugar. It is an easy dessert to bring to a party or a school function. A great alternative to cookies or cupcakes. And you don’t have to try to cut them or make sure they stay together.

Brownie balls and I go way back. I grew up making them and remember taking them into school every year for some event. I grew up in Massachusetts where most kids brought in donut holes from Dunkin Donuts. Brownie balls are similar to those, but even better in my opinion. Even though they looked similar, it was funny how kids were always skeptical at first. Most kids had never heard of them, but once a few brave ones tried them, they were gone very quickly.

I must admit that for a long time I used a box mix to make my brownie balls. My grandmother had come up with the recipe and there was a very specific brand that worked well for brownie balls. However I finally came up with my own brownie ball recipe so I could make them with organic ingredients! I am so glad that I did, because they taste even better than the box mix. And they are much healthier too! They don’t have any unnecessary ingredients or additives.

This is one of my favorite recipes and I highly recommend that you make them. You can find the high altitude recipe below and the sea level recipe at the bottom. Be sure to leave a comment below if you try out a brownie ball recipe!

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Brownie Ball Recipe - High Altitude

Brownies are good, but are even better when rolled in sugar! These bite sized brownies are addicting, and very chocolatey! They are a great alternative to small cupcakes or cookies for a party or school function.

Equipment

  • 13"x9" glass baking dish
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cookie scoop
  • saucepan
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips (10 oz. bag)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar minus 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour plus 1 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling
  • 1 tsp avocado oil for greasing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 360F. Grease the glass baking dish with avocado oil.
  • Place the butter and chocolate chips in a saucepan. Melt on low heat while stirring frequently.
  • Crack the eggs into a small bowl. Whisk for about a minute.
  • In your mixing bowl add the 1 1/2 cups of sugar, minus 2 tbsp.
  • In another small bowl add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, add to the sugar in your mixing bowl and mix until just combined.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.
  • Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Then hand mix to make sure everything is incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the glass baking dish and bake for 28-30 minutes. They are ready once a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs, you don't want to overbake them.
  • Once the brownies are done, cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Then transfer the brownies to a freezer to cool for another 10 minutes. They will still be hot so be sure to place the baking dish on a pot holder or trivet if you don't have metal racks in your freezer. You can skip this step if you want, it will just take longer to cool.
  • While the brownies are cooling place 1/2 cup sugar into a small bowl for rolling. Take out a baking sheet and line with parchment paper.
  • After they have cooled in the freezer they should still be warm to the touch. It works best if the brownies are still warm, it will be hard to roll into a ball if they are completely cool. Take a spoon and break up one end of the brownies, but do not get the edges.
  • Take the cookie scoop and scoop some of the brownie crumbs. Use your hands to compress the crumbs and roll them into a ball. Roll the ball into the sugar to coat. Then place on the lined baking sheet to cool. Repeat until you have just the edges left of the brownies.
  • Let the brownie balls cool completely on the baking sheet, about 30 minutes. Then transfer to an air-tight container. You can store them at room temperature for 5 days, or place them in the refrigerator if it is summertime. Another option would be to freeze them, and they will last for about 3 months in the freezer if stored properly.

 

brownie balls small

Brownie Ball Recipe

Brownies are good, but are even better when rolled in sugar! These bite sized brownies are addicting, and very chocolatey! They are a great alternative to small cupcakes or cookies for a party or school function.

Equipment

  • 13"x9" glass baking dish
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cookie scoop
  • saucepan
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips (10 oz. bag)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling
  • 1 tsp avocado oil for greasing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease the glass baking dish with avocado oil.
  • Place the butter and chocolate chips in a saucepan. Melt on low heat while stirring frequently.
  • Crack the eggs into a small bowl. Whisk for about a minute.
  • In your mixing bowl add the 1 1/2 cups of sugar.
  • In another small bowl add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, add to the sugar in your mixing bowl and mix until just combined.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.
  • Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Then hand mix to make sure everything is incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the glass baking dish and bake for 28-30 minutes. They are ready once a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs, you don't want to overbake them.
  • Once the brownies are done, cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Then transfer the brownies to a freezer to cool for another 10 minutes. They will still be hot so be sure to place the baking dish on a pot holder or trivet if you don't have metal racks in your freezer. You can skip this step if you want, it will just take longer to cool.
  • While the brownies are cooling place 1/2 cup sugar into a small bowl for rolling. Take out a baking sheet and line with parchment paper.
  • After they have cooled in the freezer they should still be warm to the touch. It works best if the brownies are still warm, it will be hard to roll into a ball if they are completely cool. Take a spoon and break up one end of the brownies, but do not get the edges.
  • Take the cookie scoop and scoop some of the brownie crumbs. Use your hands to compress the crumbs and roll them into a ball. Roll the ball into the sugar to coat. Then place on the lined baking sheet to cool. Repeat until you have just the edges left of the brownies.
  • Let the brownie balls cool completely on the baking sheet, about 30 minutes. Then transfer to an air-tight container. You can store them at room temperature for 5 days, or place them in the refrigerator if it is summertime. Another option would be to freeze them, and they will last for about 3 months in the freezer if stored properly.
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