I’ve been all about Instant Pot silicone mold recipes lately. You can do so much more than egg bites with Instant Pot egg bite molds. While Instant Pot egg bites are delicious, you might be surprised to know how versatile these silicone molds are for tasty, individually-portioned desserts and sweets as well (see my Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes, my Instant Pot Mini Cheesecake Bites, and my Instant Pot Cornbread Muffins). Today I’m sharing a recipe for Instant Pot Brownie Bites! This is a bite-sized version of my Classic Foolproof Brownies recipe made in the Instant Pot. Perfectly portioned for parties or snacking, these brownie bites are gooey in the center. If you’re looking for silicone egg bites mold brownie recipes, look no further. These Instant Pot Brownie Bites are all you need!
I’ve got the full Instant Pot Brownie Bites recipe at the bottom of this post (Jump to Recipe), but first I’ll share recommended tools, tips, and step-by-step instructions and pictures to help you make this and other Instant Pot silicone mold recipes to perfection.
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More Instant Pot silicone mold recipes:
- Bacon and Gruyere Instant Pot Egg Bites recipe
- Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Instant Pot Egg Bites
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
- Instant Pot Mini Cheesecake Bites
- Instant Pot Mini Funfetti Cupcakes
- Instant Pot Bacon Mini Meatloaf
- Instant Pot Cornbread Muffins
Tools needed to make silicone egg bites mold brownie recipes
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Electric or stovetop pressure cooker. I own the Instant Pot DUO Plus 6-Quart 9-in-1 pot, which works out great for my family of four.
Silicone egg bites mold. The Instant Pot makes amazing breakfasts that are also super convenient for making in advance to save time on busy mornings. Egg bite molds are one of the best accessories for your Instant Pot, and not just for making copycat Starbucks sous-vide egg bites; you can also use them for making muffins and other recipes with individual-size portions (like today’s Instant Pot Brownie Bites recipe).
Optional: Bakeware sling. This is my second favorite Instant Pot accessory, and it gets used almost daily. While your pot likely came with a steamer rack trivet, this sling acts as both a trivet and a convenient way to lower and raise food into and out of the pot.
How to make Instant Pot Brownie Bites
To make Instant Pot Brownie Bites, start by mixing sugar, flour, cocoa powder (either regular or dark chocolate), and baking powder together in a medium bowl. In a large bowl mix melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract together. Ingredient note: it’s important to use real butter, not margarine, for this recipe. I’ve tried it with margarine and it never turns out the right consistency.
Next, add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients, mixing with a spoon until the dry ingredients are completely mixed into the wet ingredients. Optional: Fold in chopped walnuts, reserving some to sprinkle on top of the batter once it is in the cups.
Spray the inside of the cups of 2 silicone egg molds with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon the Instant Pot Brownie Bites batter evenly into the cups of the molds (the cups will be about half full) and shake the molds and bang them against the counter a bit so the batter sinks down inside the cups evenly.
If using walnuts, sprinkle the additional reserved chopped walnuts on the tops of the brownies.
Lay a piece of paper towel over the top of each mold (this will help catch excess moisture from the steam inside the pot), then cover the paper towel and top of the molds lightly with foil.
Pour water into the pressure cooker pot and place a steamer rack trivet in the bottom (if you are using a bakeware sling you won’t need to use the trivet). Place the foil-covered silicone molds on top of the trivet (stacking them one on top of the other).
Close and lock the pressure cooker lid, make sure the pressure/steam release switch is set to sealing, and set the cooking time to 40 minutes (for gooey Instant Pot brownie bites; increase to 45 minutes for firmer brownies) at high/normal pressure. It will take 6 minutes for the pot to reach pressure before the cooking time begins.
After the cooking time ends, allow the pressure to release from the pot naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the remaining pressure using the manufacturer’s quick release method.
Carefully remove the molds from the pot, remove the foil and paper towels, and cool the Instant Pot Brownie Bites in their molds on a wire rack completely.
To remove the Instant Pot Brownie Bites from the molds, push the brownies straight upwards from the bottom of each cup.
I like to make my Instant Pot Brownie Bites with Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, which is why they are such a rich, dark color here. They taste delicious with regular cocoa powder, too.
Soft and slightly gooey in the center, just how I like them! The recipe includes instructions for making them firmer (less gooey) if that’s how you prefer your brownies. Here’s the Instant Pot Brownie Bites recipe. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more Instant Pot silicone mold recipes and ideas!