Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Cups.

Amazing Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Bites. The best peanut butter/chocolate dessert ever! sallysbakingaddiction.com

I’m nervous to share this recipe with you today.

Amazing Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Bites. The best peanut butter/chocolate dessert ever! sallysbakingaddiction.com

You see… these brownie bites are dangerous.

Like, pure evil in a mini fudgy brownie form.

Amazing Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Bites. The best peanut butter/chocolate dessert ever! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Addicting.

I dare you to stop at one melty bite.

Amazing Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Bites. The best peanut butter/chocolate dessert ever! sallysbakingaddiction.com

 A smooth river of peanut butter, a dark chocolate fudge brownie, chunky chocolate and peanut butter chips.

All in one bite sized little cup.  A brownie version of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  For real.

Amazing Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Bites. The best peanut butter/chocolate dessert ever! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Nevermind that they are bitesized – making it clearly acceptable to eat more than 5 – these brownie bites are SO easy and quick to make that they should come with a warning label.

For the base, I used my go-to homemade fudge brownie recipe.  Feel free to use a boxed mix or your own favorite brownies.

Amazing Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Bites. The best peanut butter/chocolate dessert ever! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Fill with your favorite peanut butter and top with anything your heart desires.  I went for chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

I clearly cannot get enough chocolate and peanut butter in my life.

Amazing Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Bites. The best peanut butter/chocolate dessert ever! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Ugh. I know, they look so innocent.  

 

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Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Cups.

Since they are brownie bites, you can have more than one. Or two, or three!

Yield: 40-45 cups

Ingredients:

Homemade Fudgy Brownie Layer (or use your favorite boxed brownie mix)

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces coarsely chopped bittersweet (or semi-sweet) chocolate (I used 2 4 oz Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bars)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions:

1) Generously spray 24-count muffin tin with nonstick spray. Set aside.

2) If using a boxed brownie mix, prepare the brownie batter according to packaged directions.  Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon into each mini muffin cup.  Bake for roughly 12 minutes, until top is set. Skip down to #4.

3) If using my homemade fudgy brownie recipe: preheat oven to 350F degrees. Melt butter and semi-sweet chocolate in a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly (about 6 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Add in the eggs one at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition. Whisk in the vanilla. Gently fold in the flour and salt. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon into each mini muffin cup.  Bake for roughly 12 minutes, until top is set.

4) Let brownies cool to room temperature before removing from muffin tins. The centers of the brownies should slightly fall (some of mine did and some did not). For any brownie cups whose centers did not fall, press down each center with your fingertip to create a "pool."

5) Melt the peanut butter for 45 seconds in the microwave. Stir it up and spoon about 1/2 tsp into the center of each brownie. Top with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Allow to cool and enjoy!

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 Mmm. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.  ;)

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14 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Cups.”

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    Dee at Deelicious Sweetsposted March 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Wow, you have brought in my absolute favorite dessert and blinged it up! A blinged up brownie! Awesome.

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    Reeni (@Reeni_Spice)posted March 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    PB and chocolate is my favorite combo! I would not be able to resist gobbling up as many as I can hold at one time! So delectable. Thanks for the sweet comments you left me!

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    The Hookposted April 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I’m sure your creations are delicious, but more than that, they LOOK incredibly appealing!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 2nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      thanks so much!

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    Gemma Derbyshireposted April 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    These also look incredible, peanut butter cups are one of my favourite snacks – add this to a cake and I think I’m in heaven!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 2nd, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      nothing beats peanut butter & chocolate! thanks for checking these out :)

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    Katie Bartonposted April 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    These look amazing. I want everything pictured in this post.

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    • Sallyreplied on April 3rd, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you Katie!

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    Meghan @ The Tasty Forkposted April 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I’m making these for my April Pinterest Party with my girls! Can’t wait!!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 25th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Perfect! Let me know how you all like them Meghan!

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    Maraposted June 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    OMG.. this blew my mind!! I told myself that this couldn’t be as easy as it looks but IT WAS!! I’ve been browsing through most of your recipes and everything looks so delicious. So basically, what I’m saying is, you have me.

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    • Sallyreplied on June 26th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Haha! Thanks Mara. So glad you made and loved these!

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    stephanieposted March 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Can’t wait to make these – thinking of a Rocky Road situation on top. I do want to double check in case I am missing something (I am covertly reading the instructions while at work, ha!)….what is the 7×11 pan for?

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    • Sallyreplied on March 18th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      Stephanie – how have I never caught that before? The 11×7 pan I included in that step is not needed. A typo on my end! Love the “rocky road situation” on top – sounds perfect.

      Reply

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