This is another installment of- “Take old posts and make them even better.” I’ve been in love with these brownies for a couple years, but felt that the recipe could afford a couple changes so here we are!
Since starting this blog, I seem to analyze every dessert item I put into my mouth. In any given meal I think- “Could I recreate this?” “Is that dark chocolate?” “How is this cake so fluffy?” (More often than not, I try to not eat sweets when I’m out because I always eat so many at home.) Sometimes though, I come across something so delicious that I have to keep buying it out until I figure out how to recreate it. What am I talking about you may ask? Well yes- the Sea Salt Brownie Bites from Trader Joes. I’m obsessed. I always throw a container into my cart and often times have made a serious dent in them before I even get to checkout. (Oops.) So you are probably not surprised that I had made it my mission to recreate something as similar as possible.
I didn’t really think I could make a version of my favorite bite-sized treats that I loved more than the original, but boy was I wrong. These are in a whole other league from the store bought ones. Really they are just amazing, dark chocolate, fudgy brownies that are kicked up a notch with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. Originally these were made in a mini-muffin tin, but after a few batches, I found that sometimes they didn’t pop out as easily as I’d like. So- this go around I just made them in an 8×8 pan which allows for cutting them into whatever size portion you want. (I had planned to make them bite-sized, but I couldn’t resist.)
These brownies have perfectly crisp edges, fudgy centers, and just enough bits of flaky sea salt to make them truly out of this world. They come together in no time and are super easy to throw into a ziploc and bring to any outing or get together. (A summer picnic maybe?) I can’t wait to make these again!
Recipe adapted from: Chasing Delicious