Well I have the cutest recipe for you today. I think this might be one of my favorite patriotic desserts because these little 4th of July brownies look like little bombs… or fire crackers.

Close-up of a Bomb Brownie Bite

An easy patriotic dessert!

The kids can make these this 4th of July brownies recipe and will have lots of fun getting involved. They will be so proud of showing off their adorable 4th of July dessert that look like the cutest little fire crackers!

I think you will love them too! Anyone can make them and everyone will devour them. They are so easy to make it is almost impossible to call it a recipe. You’ll love serving these at your next 4th of July party with some of our other delicious 4th of July Recipes!

What do you need to make these fourth of July brownies:

You will need a mini muffin pan to make this delicious and fun red white and blue brownies. I love having this pan to make no only mini brownies but mini muffins too!

I also recommend using mini cupcake liners when you make this recipe as well. They have a lot of fun patriotic colors to choose from that will make these patriotic brownies even more festive for the 4th of July.

You can spray the muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray instead of the liners but I love using the liners to make this brownie recipe.

Brownie Bites Ingredients

Ingredients for the Brownies:

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Hershey’s Dark Cocoa
  • Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Almond Extract
  • Salt
  • Red Mini Cupcake liners
brownie bites decorating ingredients

Ingredients for the Decorations:

Six 4th of July Bomb Brownie Bites on a wooden board with a star in the back ground.

How to make the brownies:

First preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Then line mini muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.

Next in a small mixing bowl, add the flour and cocoa powder. Whisk to blend well and set side.

Then in a double boiler, melt the butter and mini chocolate chips until smooth and shiny. Remove from heat and set aside.

Then in a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, sugar, extract and salt. Whisk together for 1 minute to incorporate. Add the melted chocolate mixture and stir well to combine.

Mixing together the brownie batter mixture


Then add the flour mixture and stir well until fully mixed.

Spoon the brownie batter into the prepared pan until the tins are approximately 2/3 full. Do not fill up to the top since the batter expands when cooking.

The brownie batter poured into a mini muffin pan and then a photo after the brownies have been baked.


After the pan is filled bake for 8-10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Then cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

How to Decorate the Brownies:

First line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside. Pour the cherries into a strainer to remove excess juice.  Transfer to a bowl and chill for 5 minutes (this will help the chocolate to harden almost immediately).


Then in a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the royal blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until completely melted.

Dip 12 of the chilled cherries into the melted chocolate and immediately sprinkle with the red, white and blue jimmies after each dip. Place each of the candy dipped cherries on the cookie sheet to harden.

The light blue candy melts melted in a bowl and the cherry is being dipped in the candy.


In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the light blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until completely melted.

Dip the remaining cherries into the melted light blue chocolate and immediately sprinkle with the red, white and blue nonpareil’s. Place on the cookie sheet to harden for 5 minutes. I line the cookie sheet with wax paper or line with foil extends over the edges of the pan.

The candy coated cherries being covered with the sprinkles and placed on a baking sheet to cool.

Once the chocolate on the cherries have hardened, pipe about ½ tablespoon of cookie icing on top of each brownie bite. Place the decorated cherries on top of the icing.

The brownies being decorated.  The icing topped on the brownie and then topped with the cherry.


Let the cookie icing harden for about 10 minutes.

4th of July Brownie Tips:

  • Brownies – You can make regular brownies instead if you don’t have a mini muffin pan. Cut the brownies into small pieces after they are baked or you can make star shaped brownies with a star cookie cutter!
  • To save time, you can use a brownie mix to make the mini brownies needed for this recipe.
  • I usually use pre-made white frosting for this recipe to save time but you can use a homemade recipe as well. This homemade buttercream icing would work great for this recipe. After the icing is made, add it to a pastry bag to easily top each brownie bit with. Then you can save the remaining frosting for another dessert!
Close up of the patriotic brownie bomb bites.

Print the Recipe for these Patriotic Brownie Bites:

4th of July Brownie Bites

5 from 4 votes
You have to make these 4th of July Brownies. These look like little firecracker bombs and they are one of my favorite patriotic desserts.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Cool 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 157
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for the Brownies:
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Hershey’s dark cocoa
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Ingredients for the Decorations:
  • 24 maraschino cherries with stems
  • Pre-made Vanilla Icing
  • 1/4 cup Blue Chocolate Melts
  • 1/4 cup Light Blue Chocolate Melts
  • Red white and blue sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line mini muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add the flour and cocoa powder. Whisk to blend well and set side.
  • In a double boiler, melt the butter and mini chocolate chips until smooth and shiny. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, sugar, extract and salt. Whisk together for 1 minute to incorporate.
  • Add the melted chocolate mixture and stir well to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir well until fully mixed.
  • Spoon the brownie batter into the muffin cups about 2/3 full. Do not fill up to the top since the batter expands when cooking.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to complete the cooling process.
  • Directions for Decorating:
  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside. Pour the cherries into a strainer to remove excess juice.  Transfer to a bowl and chill for 5 minutes (this will help the chocolate to harden almost immediately).
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the royal blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
  • Dip 12 of the chilled cherries into the melted chocolate and immediately sprinkle with the red, white and blue jimmies after each dip. Place on the cookie sheet to harden.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the light blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
  • Dip the remaining cherries into the melted light blue chocolate and immediately sprinkle with the red, white and blue nonpareil’s. Place on the cookie sheet to harden for 5 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate on the cherries have hardened, pipe about ½ tablespoon of cookie icing on top of each brownie bite. Place the decorated cherries on top of the icing.
  • Let the cookie icing harden for about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 157kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 2g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 22mg, Sodium 65mg, Potassium 79mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 16g, Vitamin A 113IU, Calcium 14mg, Iron 1mg

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These 4th of July brownies are super easy to make and I know the kids would just love making them with you!  What are some of your favorite 4th of July dessert recipes? Will you be making these this year?

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