Amanda Anger shares with us a new recipe that she has been making quite a bit lately. Amanda said, “I made the recipe one evening after work, and it took about an hour to turn out a batch of 4 dozen brownie bites, which were gone within 24 hours! Since then, I’ve made at least 5 other batches, each time they were big hits”. After sharing a batch with co-workers and guests, at the hotel where Amanda works, she had a guest ask for the recipe! “She couldn’t believe how easy they were when I explained how to make them!”
These “tiny taste treasures” are appealing to the eyes and popular with kids as well as adults. I made some with peanut butter & chocolate chips, but as you see in the pictures, I also used mini M&M’s, as a treat for my grandkids. They now reside in my freezer, waiting for a visit!
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
1 brownie mix
at least 1/2 jar of peanut butter
at least 1/2 bag of peanut butter chips
at least 1/2 bag of chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350. Make the brownie mix as directed on the box and spoon into greased mini muffin pans, till the cups are about half full. Bake for 13-15 min.
As the brownies are cooling, heat up some peanut butter in the microwave for 30-35 seconds, so that it is easier to spoon onto the brownies. (I never measure how much I heat up. Since there’s nothing to add to the peanut butter, any extras can just be spooned back into the jar when you’re done!) With the back of a spoon, create a little indentation on the tops of the brownies to keep the peanut butter in the center of the brownie. Drop about a half teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of the brownie.
Grab a small handful of the peanut butter and chocolate morsels and sprinkle generously into the peanut butter. Seriously, don’t skimp on the chips! Let them cool completely in the pan. One recipe makes about 4 dozen, though it does vary based on the yield of the original brownie mix.
Have fun with these variations:
Use big muffin pans instead of mini! Use chunky peanut butter instead of smooth! Use your own brownie recipe instead of a mix! Use Reese’s Pieces or diced Reese’s Cups instead of chips! Be creative – with ingredients like peanut butter and chocolate, it’s hard to go wrong!