Crinkle Top Brownie Bites

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These crackly crinkle top brownies are super moist, uber chocolatey and the perfect size to pop in your mouth for a quick treat!

Crinkle Top Brownie Bites from (@whatsgabycookin)

My love for a good brownie runs deep. It’s seriously one of my favorite sweets to make… right up there with chocolate chip cookies! These crinkle top brownie bites are soft and chewy on the inside and just slightly crispy on the outside, which is the perfect combo if you ask me. It’s basically a bunch of corner brownie pieces if you really think about it. And because there is no such thing as too much chocolate in my book, these little mini morsels of delicious chocolate brownie are sprinkled with a few chocolate chips throughout just for good measure.

They are super easy to make and only require one pot so there is minimal cleanup, which we love!! They are finished baking in about 15 minutes which means you can have these prepped and ready to eat within 20 minutes flat! I mean it doesn’t get better than that!

Plus, these bite-sized brownies are the perfect sharing dessert to bring to your next gathering since they can be made at a moment’s notice and everyone can pop one right into their mouth. They taste way better than the store bought brownie bites, and take just as much time to make, if not less, as you would spend going to the store and buying a box.

Crinkle Top Brownie Bites from (@whatsgabycookin)

Now let’s break down a few commonly asked questions:

  • Can you freeze Crinkle Top Brownie Bites?
    • You sure can! Once these are baked, removed from the pan and cooled, you can pop them into a zip top bag or tupperware and place them in the freezer. They’ll last for weeks if you’re able to not eat them all!
  • How do you get brownies out of mini muffin pans?
    • Good question – that’s a key part to making these brownie bites. You’ll want to 1: use a muffin pan that’s non stick (linked below) and 2: spray it with non stick baking spray to be extra sure that these are easy to remove!
  • How much batter should I scoop into each muffin tin?
    • I use a 2-3 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the batter into the muffin tins.
  • What kind of chocolate chips do you use?
    • Use whatever you prefer – I like semi-sweet or dark chocolate, but milk and white chocolate are delish too! You can also omit the chocolate chips if you prefer.
  • Can you stuff Crinkle Top Brownie Bites?
    • You sure can! The recipe below is stuffed with chocolate chips but you can also stuff these with any other kind of chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, butterscotch etc. Just use smaller pieces of chocolate or candy and press them down into the muffin pan once you’ve filled the cavities with the brownie batter,
  • Need a mini muffin pan?
  • And if you’re a fan of brownies just as much as I am here are a few other brownie recipes that you’ll love:

Crinkle Top Brownie Bites

4.9 from 81 votes
Get ready for these incredible Crinkle Top Brownie Bites! They are the perfect quick sweet treat!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 22 Brownie Bites


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter,
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a mini cupcake tin with non-stick baking spray.
  • Melt the butter in a medium pot. Once melted, add the sugar, cocoa power and salt and mix until smooth. Remove from heat. 
  • Add the vanilla and eggs and combine. Add the flour and Chocolate chips until no more flour is visible.
  • Using a spoon, scoop the brownie mixture into the mini cupcake tins and bake for 12-15 minutes. Run a knife along the edge of the mini Crinkle Top Brownie Bites to lift it out of the pan and let cool on a cooling rack before serving.


  1. 5 stars
    Ummmmm yes.
    I have a very very good brownie recipe.
    But I didn’t have enough chocolate chunks and also I didn’t have butter.
    Read through the comments, people said you could substitute coconut oil – 10tblespoons – and I did.
    It was such a hit.
    Dad had 3 in 25min.
    Yum yum!
    We added 1/2 cup of walnuts too

    Thanks so much! Will be saving this recipe!

  2. 4 stars
    This was an easy recipe and very chocolate-y! I actually just made drop cookies instead of putting in mini muffin tin and they came out fine. 9-91/2 minutes was plenty of time in my oven, so I would suggest starting with less time and check as they bake so they don’t burn. Also, they were still good the next day, but not as good as most cookies, which last for a few days if stored in an airtight container. Overall, we enjoyed, and it tasted like a chewy brownie with edges in every bite. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 4 stars
    Excellent brownie and super easy. A little too sweet for my taste so will reduce the sugar a bit when I make them again. Great recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    These little brownie bites are awesomely “chocolatey” and totally hit the spot! Wow! This recipe is a keeper. I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn’t change a thing. They are perfection.

  5. 5 stars
    A+ Recipe! This was sooo good and the brownies keep really well in an airtight container.; still moist on the inside two days later. I used a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop and got 20 bite sized brownies.

  6. 5 stars
    So easy to make! I used silicone mini cup pans and let the brownies cool in the pans. They popped out easily! This will now be my go-to recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    These were good but we’re more of a deep chocolate tasting cake. I couldn’t find details of what cocoa you used, so maybe that’s where I went wrong. I used Dutch processed and not natural….. thanks for the recipe! They are yummy

  8. 5 stars
    Fabulous for satisfying chocolate craving. Perfect amount of moist chewiness. Makes 24 in mini cupcake pan when adding chocolate chips.

  9. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing brownies! I used Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa and mini semi sweet chocolate chips. Soft and chewy inside with a nice crinkle on top and very easy to remove from mini muffin tin. Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    Yummmm these are tooooo good! Only lasted a day in our house hehe, going to make more today! These showcase the best parts of brownies in every bite- the edge pieces plus chewy center. Thank you sooo much, really love this recipe!!

  11. I love how easy your recipe is! I want to make a full pan of brownies with your recipe. Any suggestions?

  12. I just attempted these for the first time but with coconut oil. Others seem to have had success but my batter looked separated before going into the oven, with oil on the sides of the brownie pan. I’m wondering if the eggs were too cold because I didn’t temper them, although the recipe didn’t say. I’m baking them so we’ll see if they turn out. I didn’t see others have this issue at all so hoping they turn out!

  13. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe many times and each time it comes out perfect. I notice that the crispness level of the outside of the little brownies depends on if you let them cool in the tin or not. They are so simple to make and so delicious!

  14. 5 stars
    These were delicious! I used a tiny muffin pan with little muffin papers, which worked great. Greasing the little muffin cups did not work so well. Go for the papers! It made a lot – way more than 22. Took them to work and they were gone before lunch – and we have a small work team:-)

  15. 5 stars
    Favorite brownie recipe ever. Soooo easy and soo delicious. The only change I make is I add a little flaky sea salt on top when they come out of the oven. YUMMM

  16. 5 stars
    It took me a few tries to get this right but this 3rd batch was killer and this is my new go to recipe. I love that its all done in 1 pot, easy cleanup and I can take the butter right out of the freezer. I overmixed the first batch, I learned you really just need to lightly combine the ingredients. I like to be a bit heavy on the flour by a tablespoon or 2, and BUTTERSCOTCH chips, trust me, it’s out of this world.
    I’m going to try Stephanies tip of sea salt next, maybe with some caramel?
    The 2 best batches I made my eggs were still pretty cold, sat at room temp for maybe 30 minutes, not sure if thats the best but it came out good. Would love to hear other peoples findings.

  17. I just made these, and they taste so salty. I made sure I was using the correct measuring spoons. Anyone know what the metric conversion for 1.5 cups of cocoa powder is. I ended up using 177 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder. Cant figure out where I went wrong.

  18. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! The flavor and texture is great. However, the tops of my brownies always seem to spread all over the pan. My eggs are room temp and my butter is melted. However when I add the chocolate chips, the hot mixture seems to melt them. Could that be contributing to them spreading out while baking? What am I doing wrong? I want them to look like yours!

  19. 5 stars
    I made these tonight and they were delicious! My husband loved them too. He is a picky eater! We liked the crunchy tops, fudgy centers and that they were just the perfect bite size. Thanks for another great recipe!

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