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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you will LOVE these brownies!! The recipe I found for this uses a box mix for brownies, but why would I do that when I have a recipe for the yummiest brownies, that are just as easy to make?
Course Snack
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 36 brownies

Ingredients

Ghirardelli Brownies

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3/4 c. ground chocolate (I use Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa)
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • 2/3 c. unsifted flour
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

  • 1 batch Brownies (after they're baked in mini muffin tins)
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter chips (use as a guide - you can use more or less)
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (use as a guide - you can use more or less)
  • 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter

Instructions

Ghirardelli Brownies

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Using a spoon, stir eggs with sugar and vanilla, in a medium size bowl
  • Add melted butter. Be careful that it's not too hot or you'll scramble your eggs.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together ground chocolate with flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture.
  • Spray or grease 36 mini muffin cups.
  • Spoon batter evenly into the muffin cups (about 1 heaping teaspoon).
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out slightly wet.
  • After the brownies are out of the oven, wait for the centers to fall. This happens with cooling, but if not, make an indentation in the center of each one.
  • See Peanut Butter Cup Brownies instructions to complete.

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

  • Place the peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 45 seconds, then stir.
  • While brownies are still warm (and in the pan), spoon about half a teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of each one.
  • Top with semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. I try to have an equal number of each type of chip on each brownie.
  • Cool completely in the pan. I usually have to run a knife around them to remove them, and then they pop right out.

Notes

Recipe from www.bakedperfection.com, adapted from Nestle's Very Best Baking
Brownie recipe from Ghirardelli