There are so many good things about a box of chocolates, I don’t even know where to start. For one, it’s really more like a treasure box: loads of flavors wrapped in chocolate. Then it turns into a surprise party: biting into each one to see which flavor you get. And let’s not forget that each one is gift-wrapped in chocolate. Treasures . . . surprises . . . chocolate. That’s happiness! Therefore, if I can turn anything into a chocolate, I will. My most recent chocolate adventure? Brownie chocolates. A rich fudgy brownie center gift-wrapped in a silky layer of chocolate.
1 fudge brownie mix + eggs, water, oil called for in brownie instructions
111.5-oz. pkg. milk chocolate chips
2 T shortening
garnish: nuts or sprinkles, optional
Make brownies as directed on box. Cool 30-40 minutes. While still warm, scoop a heaping teaspoon of brownie and, with buttered hands, roll into a ball. Place on wax paper. Continue scooping brownies until all but the outside crusts remain in the pan. Freeze brownie balls 1 hour. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in mini crock pot or over double boiler. Stir until smooth. Dip brownie balls into chocolate mixture, scraping off excess, and place on fresh sheet of wax paper. Immediately sprinkle with nuts or sprinkles, if desired. Let set. Store in refrigerator.