There have been lots of wonderfully chocolatey things going on in my kitchen lately.

Last week I shared these Triple Chocolate Brownies with you.  These are literally the BEST brownies I have ever tasted!

Since I loved that recipe so much and my brother saw a picture that I shared on Instagram of them but didn’t get any, I decided to try another variation of the same recipe to share with him.  My brother is a freshman in college and lives in the dorms and so we have this ongoing banter about me dropping him off baked goods.  We think it’s funny to make it sound shady, so I’ll usually text him telling him that “the goods are ready” and then again to let him know when “I’ll be making the drop”.  Oh we are so funny!  Not really, but it keeps us entertained.

I think he was pretty happy with “the drop” this week.  These Peanut Butter Brownie Bites are made from the same brownie batter that I used for the Triple Chocolate Brownies, except I mixed in peanut butter chips and milk chocolate chunks and topped each bite-sized brownie with a mini peanut butter cup.

These brownies are fudgey and dense with everyone’s favorite combination of slightly salty peanut butter chips to balance the rich chocolatey flavor.  You can certainly expect even more variations of this incredible brownie from me in the future.  I will try endlessly to convince you that this really is the BEST and only brownie you ever need to make again!


Peanut Butter Brownie Bites
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snack, Brownie
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Serves: 40
 
Dense and fudgey bite-sized brownies topped with miniature peanut butter cups
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (8 Tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped milk chocolate
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 40 miniature peanut butter cups
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a miniature muffin pan.
  3. Melt butter and into a large mixing bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, microwave the semisweet chocolate in 30 second increments until melted, stirring in between heating.
  5. Add chocolate to melted butter and mix.
  6. Add sugars and salt and stir to combine.
  7. Add eggs and oil and mix well.
  8. Add flour and mix well.
  9. Mix in milk chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips.
  10. Fill muffin cups with a ball of dough and bake.
  11. Bake ~18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into brownies comes out clean.
  12. When removed from the oven, gently press a miniature peanut butter cup into each brownie.
  13. Cool completely before removing from pan.

mix together melted butter and melted chocolate

add sugars and mix

add eggs and oil and mix

add flour and mix

mix in milk chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips

fill muffin pan with a scoop of dough in each cavity and bake

top each brownie with a mini peanut butter cup when they come out of the oven

 

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12 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    Omgosh those brownies look so freakin’ good. Fudgey, rich, stocked full of chocolate, AND some peanut butter chips and cups. This has everything that I love in a brownie. I might just take your word for it and throw out my old brownie recipe and try this one!!

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    • Mercedes
      Oct 18, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

      Thank you Elaine, I hope you try them!

      Reply

      • Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection
        Dec 11, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

        Making them tonight, but with a minty twist. 🙂

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        • Mercedes
          Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

          I can’t wait to see what your minty twist is Elaine!

          Reply

  2. luv what you do
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    Yummy my mouth is watering just looking at these. There is a recipe I love that uses cookie dough with the PB cup, but I bet a brownie is even better!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Oct 18, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

      I bet your recipe with cookie dough is wonderful as well!

      Reply

  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    These look amazing, I love the PB cup in the center of the brownie!

    (My brother follows me on Instagram too – I always feel bad because he wants whatever I’m baking! Care packages are always welcome at his house 🙂 )

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  4. Carol | a cup of mascarpone
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    I am so making these! Love them! I am always looking for a great brownie recipe, and you’ve convinced me! Thanks so much!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Oct 22, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

      I’m glad that I convinced you Carol! You won’t regret making these! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

  5. Anna @ hiddenponies
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    ok, these look amazing. I really do need to try those brownies!

    Reply

  6. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    These would be gone in no time around here. Stick a PB cup in anything…bam! gone!

    Reply

  7. Valerie
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    Oh, these brownie bites look irresistible! Chocolate and PB were made for each other.

    Don’t you just Love teasing people with Instagram photos?! 😀

    Reply

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