Brownie Balls

Brownie Balls are just like the cake pops you all know and love – just in a rich, chocolate form! These cake balls made with simple brownie mix are so easy to make – just 4 ingredients in this recipe.

brownie bombs graphic

You guys are in for a treat today! And it's a recipe that was born out of a kitchen fail (those are usually some of my best ones).

A few weeks ago, my kids and I whipped up a batch of brownies. Just plain Jane store-bought mix, but I tried to use my old homemade hack to jazz them up.

FYI – that hack doesn't work for brownies. Ask me how I (now) know.

They were just – cakey. And I hate cakey brownies (apparently my family does too). So they sat on our counter for days untouched.

brownie bombs stacked on a plate

Well, you regular readers know how much I hate wasting food. So I got a little creative and made these beauties – and what do you know? They were gone in a couple of days! 😉

brownie bombs stacked on a plate

Brownie Balls are almost fudgey they are so decadent. They're kind of like the richest brownie you've ever had, but covered in chocolate. And they absolutely couldn't be easier to make – if you've already made your brownies, you really only need 3 other ingredients!

Let's take a look at the (super simple) recipe for Brownie Balls, shall we?

(Printable version at the bottom of this post.)

Once brownies are prepared and cooled, crumble half of the pan into a large bowl. Add most of the chocolate icing (about 12oz, give or take). Mixture should not be overly sticky but should bind together.

rolled brownie balls placed on a cookie sheet

(My brownies were funfetti, FYI – that's why they look like they have sprinkles in them.)

With your hands, take 2 tablespoons of brownie/icing mix and roll into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone liner or parchment paper. Once all of the mixture is made into balls, chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

chilling brownie balls in a refrigerator on a cookie sheet

melted chocolate in a double boiler

With a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter together until stirrable and glossy. (This is a great way to use up leftover chocolate candy; we used krispy chocolate, as you can see above – it gave it a great texture!)

brownie bomb covered in melted chocolate in a spoon

brownie bombs on a cookie sheet

Using two spoons, dip balls into chocolate to coat; place back on lined cookie sheet. Place back in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to allow chocolate to set.

brownie bombs stacked on a plate

Such a great treat! These are wonderful year-round, whether they are chilled or a little warm. They're also a fun way to incorporate other flavors – mint, raspberry, or peanut butter flavors would be delicious in this.

holding a brownie bomb with a bite taken out

Enjoy, friends! Printable recipe:

Brownie Balls

A rich, chocolatey brownie bite smothered in chocolate.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Refrigeration Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box brownie mix prepared according to package directions
  • 16 oz jar chocolate icing
  • 12 oz chocolate chips or leftover candy
  • 2 tbsp butter

Instructions
 

  • Once brownies are prepared and cooled, crumble half of the pan into a large bowl.
  • Add most of the chocolate icing (about 12oz, give or take). Mixture should not be overly sticky but should bind together.
  • With your hands, take 2 tbsps of brownie mix and roll into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone liner or parchment paper. Once all of the mixture is made into balls, chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  • With a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter together until stirrable and glossy. Using two spoons, dip balls into chocolate to coat; place back on lined cookie sheet. Place back in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to allow chocolate to set.
Keyword brownie
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xo, Leslie; signature for end of the blog post.

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One Comment

  1. Franziska says:

    5 stars
    brownies are one of my favorites. thanks for sharing. looking so delicious =)
    xoxo
    franzi from powder brows