Brownie Bites


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Brownie bites! featuring the perfect crinkly tops and gooey center. Made with no flour and only 5 ingredients, these two-bite brownies will become your favorite chocolate fix.

two bite brownies.

Bite-sized brownies that take less than 15 minutes to make? Count me in!

It’s no secret that brownies are a fan favorite around here. My family request I make them at least once a week and I always comply.

To change things up, I like to vary them slightly. Sometimes I make them healthy, sometimes I use two ingredients, and other times, I make my all-time favorite flourless brownies.

Recently, I’ve become quite obsessed with baking them in mini muffin tins to create brownie bites!

5 Ingredient brownie bites

This brownie bite recipe is inspired by my flourless chocolate cake. They use pretty much identical ingredients, except for the addition of cocoa powder. They also bake in a fraction of the time so really, you have no excuses.

  • It’s only 5 ingredients. And none of them is anything special. You most likely have them all in your kitchen year-round. 
  • It’s gluten-free. No gluten and fewer carbs in my favorite chocolate dessert? I’m in!
  • Perfectly portioned. These muffin-like mini brownies are bite-sized and perfect for portion control

Ingredients needed

Similar to my flourless brownie cookies, brownie bites call for only a few simple ingredients. 

  • Eggs. Room-temperature eggs.
  • Chocolate. As there is already sugar in the brownie batter, opt for a darker chocolate with at least 50% cocoa content.
  • Sugar. I prefer using white or brown sugar, but coconut sugar also works.
  • Butter. Melting butter with chocolate results in super fudgy brownie bites.  
  • Cocoa powder. Unsweetened cocoa powder creates a richer chocolate flavor and helps thicken them.

How to make brownie bites

You won’t need much of your baker’s fortitude for this recipe. The process of making these bite-size treats is too simple. 

Step 1 – Melt the chocolate with butter

Add the chopped chocolate and butter to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments for around 2 minutes and keep stirring until a smooth mixture remains. 

You can also melt the chocolate on the stove using a double boiler. When using this method, make sure the bowl isn’t touching the water. 

Step 2 – Add the remaining ingredients

Once fully melted and smooth, whisk in the sugar and the eggs. Mix until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and keep mixing until it’s fully incorporated. 

Step 3 – Bake 

Spray a 24-cup mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Distribute the batter evenly among the muffin cups and bake in the oven preheated to 350F degrees. Bake the muffins for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

Let the two bite brownies cool in the pan completely. Then remove and serve. 

brownie bites.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Mix in some coffee powder. Chocolate and coffee have the most energizing effect once combined. Add some espresso powder or instant coffee to the batter for coffee-flavored brownie treats. 
  • Elevate with a topping. To make these brownie muffins more festive, top them with whipped cream or homemade frosting
  • Experiment with mix-ins. Chopped nuts and an extra amount of finely shredded chocolate will bring some texture to these brownie bites and make them taste a lot richer without much effort. 
  • Watch your baking time. The texture can make or break brownie bites. Don’t underbake them to prevent them from being potentially raw inside. And don’t overbake to be able to enjoy a perfectly gooey texture. Remove the brownies from the oven when a skewer comes out with a few moist crumbs on it. 

Storage instructions

To store. Place these brownies in an airtight container or bag and store them at room temperature for up to 3 days. Refrigerating the brownies will make them last as long as a week. 

To freeze. If you have made a bigger batch of these bite-size brownies, transfer them to a freezer bag, push out the excess air, and freeze them for up to 3 months. For the best results, wrap each brownie with food wrap. 

brownie bite recipe.

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Frequently asked questions 

Are these low carb?

These brownie bites have the additional of sugar and chocolate in them. If you’d like to lower the carbs, choose a sugar free sweetener like allulose and sugar free chocolate chips.

Can you make brownie bites with box mix?

Yes, you can totally make two-bite brownies using a box mix. Prepare the brownie batter as instructed and use muffin cups to bake the bites. 

How many brownie bites to serve per person?

When serving these bites as a snack or dessert, serve 2-3 bites per person. 

brownie bites recipe.

Brownie Bites (5 Ingredients)

5 from 28 votes
These brownie bites are made with just 5 ingredients and yield fudgy and delicious two bite brownies.
Servings: 24 brownie bites
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 16 minutes


  • 1 cup chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder


  • Line a 24-count mini muffin tin with liners and grease generously. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add the butter and chocolate and microwave for 20-30 seconds, until the chocolate has melted. Whisk into the butter until smooth.
  • Add the sugar, followed by the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Add the cocoa powder and mix until a thick brownie batter remains.
  • Evenly distribute the batter amongst 20-24 of the greased mini muffin tins.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until crackly on top.
  • Let the brownie bites cool in the pan completely, before enjoying.


TO STORE: Place these brownies in an airtight container or bag and store them at room temperature for up to 3 days. Refrigerating the brownies will make them last as long as a week. 
TO FREEZE: If you have made a bigger batch of these bite-size brownies, transfer them to a freezer bag, push out the excess air, and freeze them for up to 3 months. For the best results, wrap each brownie with food wrap. 


Serving: 1brownie biteCalories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSodium: 40mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 152IUCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 13g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Could you use chocolate protein powder instead of cocoa powder to help add more protein?

  2. I have a friend who loves chocolate but is extremely lactose intolerant. Can oil or something else be substituted for the butter?

  3. If I didn’t want to make these into bites and just pour them into an 8×8 pan instead, would 12-15 still work or would I need to put them in the oven for longer?

  4. hi! i tried the brownies with banana, tahini, and cocoa powder. very good. bu i would like to make some now hat don’t taste like banana, so i am soon going to try sweet potato and peanut butter. still trying to find some icing recipes? i see the ingredients listed in the 3 types of frosting suggested with the brownies, but no measurements or instruction? thanks!

  5. This is the first recipe of yours that I made and they turned out good! I used a regular size muffin pan and doubled the quantities and was able to completely fill the 12 cups. Very dense and chocolatey. They did seem to rise more than I thought they would. I’ve used almond, cashew, and peanut butter and they didn’t vary much. I attempted to use the coconut milk and chocolate chip icing but I must’ve not added enough chocolate chips. Trying to cut back on sugar and carbs and I definitely think these will be helpful on holding me over in times when I crave either.

  6. Haha! What a story. I mean I’m sure Niki wasn’t too pleased at the time, but it sure makes for a fun story to look back on. Speaking of fun stories, our curling team dressed up as a 90’s boy band this past weekend for a skit. There was some talk there about doing frosted tips as one of the guys claimed he knew a way to do washable frosted tips. Fortunately we decided against trying that one out! Although, if someone asked me to put this chocolate frosting in my hair, I would probably do it. Just sayin’. Looks delicious, my friend!

  7. You and your sister… 😀 You have a pretty fun relationship; and I’m thankful that there are ways to re-die our hair so we can cover tints of hair that we didn’t quite want. I have to agree that baked goodies are always good with more frosting….

  8. Oh man, I had a way-too-dark-purple color hair disaster in college, so that story brings back bad memories. It took several trips to the salon to get it back to a normal color. Of course, that was 13 years ago and now I see people rocking dark hair with purple tints to it all over the place!

  9. You made me crave brownies like crazy right now. Luckily I have a coffee date later. Fingers crossed they serve brownies 🙂
    Not sure if I told you that story before but I used to dye my hair blonde and one day I decided I didn’t want to be blonde anymore. Immediately. I made poor Stefan dye my hair dark brown and it came out ugly brown with cobalt blue highlights 😛