These 4th of July Brownie Bites are simple to make and fun to serve. Everyone loves them!I love coming up with fun 4th of July recipes. It is also one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. Unfortunately, June was such a horrendous busy month that I did not even think about the 4th of July once. No decorations out. At all. And now it is three days away. Sigh.
Thankfully, this dessert is super easy to make and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry. So you can definitely whip up a batch of these brownie bites before July 4th! I simply adapted my Valentine Brownie Bites recipe. You can adapt them to any holiday just by changing up the shape and the topping. They are so fun. And did I mention that they are amazingly delicious?
Wouldn’t they look cute on your 4th of July table? And everyone loves brownies dipped in chocolate. At least everyone awesome. 🙂
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 2/3 cup cocoa
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 pounds white almond bark for dipping
- Red, white, and blue sprinkles
- Whisk together melted butter and cocoa in a large mixing bowl till smooth. Whisk in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Line a 9×13″ pan with foil, leaving extra foil on the ends to help lift out the brownies later. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350° for about 25 minutes. Cool completely.
- To make brownie bites, use the foil to lift out the cooled brownies. Use a small star shaped cookie cutter to cut the brownies. You will have a lot of extra scraps leftover. Eat them quickly before your kids catch you. 🙂 Chop the almond bark, then place in a small glass bowl. Melt at 50% power in the microwave, stirring every 30-60 seconds.
- Spray a cooling rack with cooking spray. Place the brownie stars on the cooling rack and place it over over a cutting board. (The cutting board will catch the dripping chocolate. Then just carefully spoon the melted chocolate over a few of the stars, spreading it till it runs over the sides.
- Tip: Tapping the cooling rack against the counter helps the chocolate run down more quickly and smoothly.
- Work with just a few at a time, and if there is an edge on one of the stars that doesn’t get covered, just add more chocolate before it starts to set up. Decorate with sprinkles before the almond bark sets up.