Obviously we were wanting something to make either way, and the candy coating would have gotten wasted... So luckily I had a box of Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownies in my pantry!!! So we decided to take the gamble that this would work, and it did...
Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites
1 box Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie mix
*ingredients called for on brownies
1-2 bags Wilton Candy Coating Discs (vanilla/confetti)
Bake the brownies as directed, allow to cool until able to handle. Crumble up the brownies in a large bowl. Roll into balls (about 1-1/2 tbsp each). Place onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze about an hour until firm.
Prepare another cookie sheet or two with wax paper. Melt a package of candy coating as pkg directs. Put the candy coating in a microwaveable dish (I like to use my Pyrex measuring cup). Remove about 4-5 balls from the freezer at a time, they defrost quickly and you will want them to stay firm as you dip them in the candy coating. Take a metal skewer (I use about 4 at a time), stick it into the top of the ball, dip into the candy coating. Lightly tap the skewer on the side of the dish slowly rotating the skewer. Do this to allow excess candy coating drip off. Set it on the wax paper and using another skewer to hold the ball down, gently pull the skewer out the top then dip the tip of the skewer in the candy coating and carefully fill-in over the hole from the skewer. Before moving onto the next ball, sprinkle with pink sugar sprinkles (optional).