Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bites

We were having friends over for dinner last night, so I decided to make a treat for dessert. My friend Currié loves peanut butter and chocolate combined so when I found this recipe on Chocolate Therapy, I knew it would be perfect. I followed the directions except for using a mini muffin tin instead of a large muffin tin. They were the perfect little bite sized treats – they were rich, decadent, and so delicious. We all absolutely loved them, especially my kids who told me they hoped I would make these all the time.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tray with cooking spray.

In a microwave-safe glass bowl combine sugar, softened butter, and water. Microwave on high for about 45 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir in 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips until they are melted. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract, mix until well combined. Mix the flour and baking soda together, stir until combined. Add the flour mixture to the melted butter mixture, stir until well combined. Allow the batter to cool to room temperature – it takes just a few minutes. Once the batter is cool, stir in 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spoon batter evenly into the prepared mini muffin cups.

Bake for 8-9 minutes or until top is set and a tester inserted into center comes out slightly wet. After brownies are out of the oven, wait for centers to fall, about 15 minutes. If the centers don’t fall, tap the centers with the back of a teaspoon to make a hole for the peanut butter.

Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe glass bowl. Microwave on high for 20 seconds then stir. While brownies are still warm, spoon about a tablespoon full of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Sprinkle the top with some extra milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Cool completely in them muffin tins.

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bites

Yield: 24 mini brownies

Ingredients:

Directions:

3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tbsp water
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, plus more for garnishing
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips, plus more for garnishing
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tray with cooking spray.

In a microwave-safe glass bowl combine sugar, softened butter, and water. Microwave on high for about 45 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir in 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips until they are melted. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract, mix until well combined. Mix the flour and baking soda together, stir until combined. Add the flour mixture to the melted butter mixture, stir until well combined. Allow the batter to cool to room temperature - it takes just a few minutes. Once the batter is cool, stir in 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spoon batter evenly into the prepared mini muffin cups.

Bake for 8-9 minutes or until top is set and a tester inserted into center comes out slightly wet. After brownies are out of the oven, wait for centers to fall, about 15 minutes. If the centers don't fall, tap the centers with the back of a teaspoon to make a hole for the peanut butter.

Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe glass bowl. Microwave on high for 20 seconds then stir. While brownies are still warm, spoon about a tablespoon full of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Sprinkle the top with some extra milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Cool completely in them muffin tins.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Original recipe by Chocolate Therapy

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18 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bites”

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    Louise — April 11, 2014 @ 6:03 am

    Hi Pam!
    When I first saw these delectable bites of deliciousness, I thought they had peanut butter cups in the center. After reading and realizing that they are Brownie Bites with Peanut Butter oozing from the center, oh my goodness, I’m in heaven! (You see, I gave up peanut butter cups for lent but not peanut butter AND chocolate)

    Thank you so much for sharing, Pam…I must bake these soon:)

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    lenia — April 11, 2014 @ 6:16 am

    Chocolate+PB is a heavenly combo!Love them!

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    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — April 11, 2014 @ 8:30 am

    Oh boy! This is my kind of dessert! Peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite flavor combination. I bet your friends really enjoyed these : )

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    Kate from Scratch — April 11, 2014 @ 8:35 am

    I would love this; one of my all time favorites is brownies with peanut butter chips, but this just brings that to an entirely new level. Absolutely scrumptious! Great recipe!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — April 11, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    I would definitely eat my share of these bites, they look delicious.. love peanut butter anything!

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    Marjie — April 11, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

    That was a great dessert, and there’s no question that my boys would say this is a perfect breakfast, too! Have a nice weekend, Pam.

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — April 11, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    Yum! just like a peanut butter cup only in a cake form. Love it!

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    Susan — April 11, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

    Yum! These look like Easter treats … def!

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    rosita vargas — April 11, 2014 @ 4:27 pm

    Estos son absolutamente lindos y exquisitos,abrazos

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    gloria — April 11, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    Love these brownies bites Pam!

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    Jovina Coughlin — April 11, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

    These are adorable

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 11, 2014 @ 8:42 pm

    These brownie bites look heavenly, Pam. You can’t beat the combo of peanut butter and chocolate, can you?

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    grace — April 12, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    nice way to feature one of the finest flavor combinations ever discovered!

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane — April 12, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

    These look beautiful … truly decadent, but who cares when it’s just a bite! :-)

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    Joanne — April 13, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    I’m impressed that you actually shared these!! I would have probably kept them all to myself. So tasty!

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    Hazel — April 13, 2014 @ 2:40 pm

    These look adorable! Since they’re just “bites” I would end up eating plenty! Yum :)

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — April 14, 2014 @ 4:31 am

    Mmmm….mmmm.mmmm. They look amazing! And I’d probably eat way too many.
    Have a beautiful Monday!

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — April 14, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

    I bet your kids are sad when you’re continually making new things and not going back to wonderful recipes like this one. I know that from experience. My kids complain that I don’t make the same thing twice. These might be an exception though :)

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