Ganache Blackberry Brownie Bites

Indulge in these Ganache Blackberry Brownie Bites for summer or a party–with each brownie bite topped with a plump blackberry!

Ganache Blackberry Brownie Bites

Friends, have you ever thought about the feel of your home? More than the smell (of good foods, or essential oils), the feel of the cozy rug under your toes or the wood floors or an outside deck, the feel of the way you (the hostess or host) talk to your kids or spouse. The feel of how you’re greeted at the front door?

Ganache Blackberry Brownie Bites

I really believe that in hospitality, our impact on others is greater than we may realize.

Ganache Blackberry Brownie Bites

These Ganache Blackberry Brownie Bites are a yummy desert to keep on hand for last-minute summer guests! Prepare the brownies and freeze. Make the ganache the day you want to serve; top with a big, fresh summer blackberry!

Living in Oregon, we feel our berries are the best. Of course, berries anywhere are quite delightful :)

Having a quick, easy dessert to whip up, if needed is always helpful (and you can freeze these little bites!) Looking for a good Crustless Bacon Gruyere Cheese Quiche recipe? :)

Crustless Bacon Gruyere Cheese Quiche

Sweet simple hospitality story

When my husband and I were first married, we were invited to an Italian feast at our new friend’s home. I say feast, because Krissy, the hostess, couldn’t be more Italian than Sophia Loren, and she knew how to cook up a storm. In reality, we’re talking the biggest bowl of fresh pasta, a giant pot of Marina, sauce dripping off the sides, and hot loaves of bread from the oven. A huge bowl of salad (I soon learned where she bought her giant stainless steel bowls and bought one for myself), and a baby on her hip, I saw the look of love in her eyes as she spoke to her husband.

Sweet and gentle. Beautiful and respectful.

We never know when we’re with people, how we affect others.

I took note on that day. I know I’ve not always been the perfect hostess (Lord, help me), but I’m often reminded that it might be that one line, or that one look, or that one hug, or that one question that let guests know I was interested in their life, and that impacts others.

The feel of their home was so memorable, the generosity that was shown to us I can still feel today, and the love that this couple had toward each other was very beautiful. I’ll never forget this night, even though it was 24 years ago!

Ganache Blackberry Brownie Bites

Ganache Blackberry Brownie Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
  • Fresh blackberries, if desired

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place mini paper baking cup in each of 42 miniature muffin cups. Make brownie batter as directed on box. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full (about 1 tablespoon each) with batter.
  2. Bake 18 to 21 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Do not over bake! Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  3. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Carefully remove paper liners, if desired.
  4. In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over low heat just to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until melted. Let stand about 15 minutes.
  5. Spoon about 1 tsp. chocolate mixture onto each brownie. Garnish with fresh blackberries; serve!
All images and text ©

Ganache Blackberry Brownie Bites

3 comments on “Ganache Blackberry Brownie Bites”

  1. My house makes me smile every time I drive down our long lane.  😍  Can’t wait to try the brownies out!  Thank you!

  2. So good Sandy. I always feel like, it’s not the look of the home, the decor, etc…but the feeling you get when you’re in it…do you feel like you are “home” are you made to feel like that. I always want people to feel so comfortable in our home. Over the years we’ve had friends, special speakers, teenagers, the whole gamet, and my main thing was “this is our home, please just make yourself at home”. We haven’t doe it as much in recent years, and i miss it so whenever the opportunity arises, I do love it.

  3. I went to the store and there were two sizes of fudge brownie mix. One was for a 9×9 pan and the other for a 9×13 pan. Which size did you use? I bought both sizes so I didn’t have to go back to the store.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *