Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9"x 13" pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Pour in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk 3 eggs in another medium mixing bowl.
Add the sugar, vanilla extract & cocoa powder to the melted butter and combine.
Melt the ½ cup of chocolate chips in a saucepan and add to the sugar mixture. Add the whisked eggs to the sugar mixture and then the flour Add red food colouring. Add batter to prepared pan. *If using a box mix, bake as per package directions
Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 40 minutes until middle is set (and tester comes out clean and the edges are have separated from the pan.) Let the brownies cool and remove from pan and break into pieces.
Brownies Bites Assembly
Turn to crumb into your food processor or by hand (but needs to be a fine crumb).
Mix together with icing. Then form into balls (about 1 ½ ") ** It really helps to have wet hands when you do this part! Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for about 10 minutes. You will really have to compress the balls to get them to stick. Add more icing as needed, 1 teaspoon at a time.
Meanwhile, melt candy melts on low in pot on stovetop with shortening, stirring frequently. OR you can melt in microwave on ½ power (5 on my microwave). Heat up again as it begins to set, as necessary. ***Be careful not to get melted candy melts anywhere near water or overcook because the candy melts will seize.
Dip brownie balls in melted candy melts. I use a technique similar to video in notes (see video in notes- How to coat a brownie ball in candy melts)
Sprinkle on sparkling sugar or other decorations before they harden. Then refrigerate for a few minutes if you want them to harden quickly.
Red Velvet brownies: You can make these red velvet brownies with brownie mix or the scratch recipe included
Candy melts: you can use any color of candy melts
Sprinkles, sparkling sugar and sanding sugar - use any color or type you desire
👪 SERVING SIZEThis recipe makes 24 brownie bites. However, you can half, double or even triple the recipe by clicking on the blue servings number in the recipe card. Then select the number of servings you would like and the ingredient amounts will adjust accordingly.🌡️STORAGEStore these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. These also freeze well in an airtight container for up to 2 months.🎥 VIDEOVideo - How to coat a brownie ballNote: reduce the time by 20 minutes if you are using a box red velvet brownie mix
📋 Red Velvet Brownie Bites Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.