Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Peanut Butter Brownie Cups

Gooey peanut butter and chocolate with a warm brownie?


So wonderful that I wish I had a tupperware container with a lock and key. Then I'd give Andy the key to take to work so that I don't eat 4 of them tomorrow.

They are much better than anything at the store. Plus there's an innate satisfaction derived from making them yourself rather than sticking refrigerated dough on a cookie sheet.

Peanut Butter Brownie Cups (12 cups, 1 hour)
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c unsalted butter, softenend
1 TB water
1 3/4 c chocolate chips, divided
1 c peanut butter chips, divided
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 c creamy peanut butter

1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease or spray 12 muffin cups.
2. In large bowl, microwave sugar, water, and butter for 1 minute or until butter melts. Stir in 3/4 c of chocolate chips until melted. Stir in vanilla and egg. Blend in flour and baking soda. Allow to cool to room temperature.
3. Stir in 1/2 c of chocolate chips and 1/2 c of peanut butter chips. Spoon batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into muffin cups.
4. Bake for 13-15 minutes. The middles will still look soft. Place tin on wire rack. Centers of brownies will fall while cooling. If not, tap center with teaspoon to make a hole.
5. While brownies are still warm, microwave peanut butter in small bowl for 45 seconds. Stir. Spoon a heaping teaspoonful into each brownie center. Top with desired amount of remaining chocolate and peanut butter chips. Allow to cool in pan. Eat warm from pan!

*All mixing can be done by hand


Cost: Homemade: $2.60

These were definitely best eaten warm. The brownie is moist and rich. The peanut butter middle just melts into the brownie. I loved the look of the chips on top. Since I had extra melted peanut butter, next time I will drizzle it over the brownie cups to add a fancy touch These would be perfect to take to a party. Clearly there are no health benefits and not much of a cost savings, but the taste makes me forget about that stuff anyways!


  1. These look absolutely delicious. I am going to get the ingredients on my shopping trip. I hope to make them for the weekend. I love the variety of the recipes you post!!!

  2. I found you through Tammy's recipes, I really enjoyed your blog. I plan to come back often, put you in my google reader. I love how you complete the store bought to the homemade. Thanks! Linda

  3. Yum!!!!!! These look so delicious! I have been looking for the perfect dessert for a get-together at our home tomorrow night...I know, I procrastinate :-) Now I'm glad I waited. Not only do these taste good, they look great...just the recipe I need.

  4. These look amazing! truly decadent--I am going to try these for sure and report back. Thanks!

  5. I would make these right now if I had the peanut butter chips. Probably a good thing I don't since it's 10:00 in the morning. Looks like a great recipe. Can't wait to try it!!

  6. Let me know how they turn out!
    Linda, I'm glad you found me! I too really enjoy Tammy's Recipes. I haven't found a bad one yet!
    Mary, decadent is the perfect word to describe them, especially when they're warm.

  7. Okay, I tried these last night and they are truly amazing!! I forgot to get the peanut butter chips on my last shopping trip so I used butterscotch instead. The result was perfection. I added a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream and drizzled the extra peanut butter sauce over the top. A+++ recipe!!

  8. I also tried these the other night for my company. They were delicious! I had many compliments! I made them four hours in advance because I was afraid that my one year old might prevent me from making them straight out of the pan for my guests. They were so moist and tasty, even four hours later. I am also going to try these with butterscotch chips and ice cream. It sounds like a neat twist on an already fabulous recipe!

  9. They look absolutely amazing! Please make them whenever I visit!! I just don't think it's a good idea for me to make them! I would eat them all!!