Deep Purple Zinfandel, Cinnamon Brownie Bites

6 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Deep Purple Zinfandel
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
6 ounces Good quality Semi-Sweet chocolate
1/4 Cup Hershey's Syrup
3/4 Cup Unbleached Flour
1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Large Eggs
3 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

 

1.  Preheat oven to 340 degrees.  Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper and spray with non stick spray.

 

2.  Bring wine and butter to a low simmer over medium heat.  Remove from direct heat and add the semi sweet chocolate and cocoa powder.  Stir until mixture is melted.  Let cool slightly.

 

3.  Put sugar, eggs and vanilla in the bowl of electric mixer and beat on medium speed until pale, about 4 minutes.  Add chocolate mixture.  Add flour, baking powder and cinnamon.  Beat, scraping sides of bowl until well incorporated - don't over mix.  Fold in with a spatula the Hershey's syrup.

 

4.  Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake until a cake tester inserted into brownies comes out with a few crumbs but is not wet, about 25 minutes.  Let cool completely.  Yields about 9 large or 16 small brownies. 

 

We cut them into tiny mini bites…. Great for nibbling with a glass of Deep Purple Zinfandel!

 

Optional:  Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on the top before baking!