118ozfudge brownie box mix plus ingredients to make according to directionsmay also use your own homemade brownie recipe
3cupschocolate melting waferssee notes section for alternatives
Prepare brownies according to package directions or your favorite brownie recipe for an 8" x 8" pan and let cool completely. These can be cooked the day before.
Break brownies up into large chunks and put in large bowl or stand mixer and mix until crumbled and all large pieces are gone.
Add frosting to crumbled brownies and mix well.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
Using a medium cookie scoop, portion out brownie mixture and roll into balls. Place balls on prepared baking sheet. (The mixture should be soft but not leave a sticky residue on your hands. If too sticky, refrigerate for 30 minutes before shaping.)
Melt chocolate wafers in a wide mouth glass in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until melted.
Drop balls into melted chocolate and use a spoon to coat fully. Use a fork to remove the ball from the chocolate and tap to remove any excess chocolate. Use a toothpick or fork to slide balls off fork and onto baking sheet.
Before chocolate sets, sprinkle with sprinkles or allow the chocolate to set slightly the drizzle with additional chocolate.
Let balls set fully at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
Store brownie balls in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. If you store in the fridge, remove from the fridge and allow to thaw for a few minutes before eating.Place the balls in a freezer bag and squeeze out any excess air to freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw at room temperature.Don’t use a brownie mix that has extra additions like a fudge sauce or that is overly gooey because they’ll be too soft and won’t hold up in this recipe. I prefer the Ghirardelli Double Chocolate brownies.Use a homemade brownie recipe (if that is what you prefer) that isn’t overly fudge or dense.Homemade frosting can also be used, make sure to use a buttercream-like frosting and not a whipped cream base. If using homemade frosting, these balls should be refrigerated.You can use chocolate chips instead of the chocolate melting wafers, but you’ll want to add 3 tsp of coconut oil to the mixture. This will help keep the shiny finish and soft exterior coating.Add in 1 cup of crushed Oreos with the brownie mixture (before adding the frosting) and you’ll have Oreo brownie balls instead.Replace 1/2 the frosting with peanut butter for peanut butter brownie balls.