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 them.
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 it’s just an amazing, fudgy brownie recipe that is kicked up a notch with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. I made these in a mini-muffin tin, but given the simplicity of this recipe, I think I’ll be making many other versions in the days to come. Plus- you only use one bowl which is a HUGE plus for us non-dishwasher-having New Yorkers.
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. (Memorial Day picnic maybe?) I can’t wait to make these again!
Recipe adapted from: Chasing Delicious