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peanut butter + chocolate = perfection


Stumbled onto these little delights at baked perfection.  I tend to bake from scratch, but using a box of brownie mix makes this recipe a snap (which could be an issue considering how much my husband & I adore the combo of chocolate & peanut butter). 

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Makes 40 brownies

1 box of your favorite brownie mix
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease 40 mini-muffin cups.

Prepare boxed brownie mix as directed. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups (about 1 heaping teaspoon). Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into center comes out slightly wet. After brownies are out of the oven, wait for centers to fall. This will happen upon cooling. If not then 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 bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds then stir. While brownies are still warm spoon about half a teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Top with semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Cool completely in pan.

lisalyn (August 19, 2009 at 7:05 PM)  

I have made this and yes...they truly are yummy!!

Sunshinemeg (August 20, 2009 at 3:41 AM)  

Wow. They look amazing! I wish I had some right now.

Susan Crabtree (August 20, 2009 at 6:17 AM)  

I am SO making these! Thanks for sharing!

Chris @ Celebrations At Home (August 20, 2009 at 11:02 AM)  

Oh, don't mind me. I'm just trying to eat my computer screen!!

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty (August 20, 2009 at 8:20 PM)  

I make a version of these all of the time! Maybe a little too often. =)

Logan (August 21, 2009 at 10:04 AM)  

Those are to DIE for. Nothing beats the chocolate + pb combo.

Kim - The TomKat Studio (August 23, 2009 at 3:21 PM)  

My stomach is growling (I swear) after seeing these. Choco/PB is my FAVORITE combo! I just made Duncan Hines "Candy Shop - Peanut Butter Cup" brownies - I was so impressed with how delicious they were from the box!

My fave ice cream is chocolate & peanut butter from Baskin Robbins...YUM.

kim@parisian party (August 27, 2009 at 5:51 AM)  

OMG! You've just made me soooo thirsty!!!

karen forbes (August 22, 2012 at 10:56 AM)  

This is a must try for one of my boys birthday next month.

Anonymous –  (September 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM)  

Does the PB in the microwave work!?! I heard it doesn't. Is there any special type of PB??

Anonymous –  (September 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM)  

Amazing!!! Just made them and served w/ French vanilla ice cream :) Yummmmmmm

Anonymous –  (November 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM)  

What if you make them in a regular size cup cake pan?

Baby Good (December 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM)  

We used a mini muffin tin and put in muffin liners...worked amazing and they were WONDERFUL!!!

Anonymous –  (January 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM)  

Only one teaspoon of brownie mix? Not a tablespoon?

CAKE. (January 21, 2013 at 10:17 PM)  

You need a whole box of brownie mix.

Baylie Nebehay (January 23, 2013 at 2:35 PM)  

PB in the microwave always works.. you just can't let it burn

Kristina (January 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM)  

Saw these on Pinterest, made them a couple weeks ago, and they were a HUGE hit! So simple, yet so delicious! I happened to have Smart Balance peanut butter in the cabinet, so I used that to fill the brownies; I found that with this particular brand, I didn't even need to heat it up to get the perfect "filling" consistency. These brownies are great because you get a crispy edge all around. This recipe is going in my permanent collection!

Heather (January 27, 2013 at 7:21 PM)  

I made these tonight. I had to use way more than a heaping teaspoon of batter, so maybe the ones in the picture are much smaller than I realized. I also had to cook them longer since they were smaller. but otherwise it all turned out fine. I didn't use as much peanut butter in the well, but was able to just put it back in the jar b/c it re-solidifies just fine. I didn't wait for them to fall, but used my mini-scooper to make the well. I did that as soon as they came out, just to get it done while they were still warm. They are good!

Anonymous –  (February 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM)  

Better without muffin cups they are awesome big hit at my house

Anonymous –  (February 9, 2013 at 3:10 PM)  

I used regular size muffin pan, and had to bake slightly longer, but seemed to turn out.

Anonymous –  (February 16, 2013 at 7:17 PM)  

Just made these. Makes way more than 40 but wete a huge hit!

Kari Shifflett (February 22, 2013 at 11:18 AM)  

Awesome, just awesome. Thanks so much!

CHRISTY –  (April 13, 2013 at 4:45 PM)  


Ronna Garrison (April 16, 2013 at 1:36 PM)  

Just made these for today's dessert! They were a big hit with my hubby and kids! Delicious! Will be making again very soon!

Jenna –  (April 24, 2013 at 7:48 AM)  

Yumm! I made these in a regular sized muffin tin, and they worked great :) I got 8 out of the recipe, and had to cook them a lot longer (probably about 10 minutes longer than this recipe calls for), but they were a hit!

eatgreatbegreat (April 24, 2013 at 3:08 PM)  

These sound so good and easy to make!!

Paulette –  (May 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM)  

They are so G O O D. Will be making them quiet often.

Anonymous –  (June 28, 2013 at 7:03 PM)  

Do these freeze well?

Tammy –  (February 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM)  

I made these for my daughters baby shower. They where so good I am making them again for Valentines day.

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