i first discovered this recipe on the savory sweet life blog and i wish i could give blogger alice a big hug because these little brownie bites are THAT good. i’ve made them a handful of times since and have even adapted the basic brownie batter recipe with other mix-ins like nuts and cacao nibs. i’m thinking of trying another small candy bar center the next time i make them like rollos or mini snickers…yummmm. they are the perfect little size and so tasty that it is difficult to stop yourself at just one. or two. or a handful! here is the super simple recipe. promise me that after you make these you will never use a brownie box mix again. and that you’ll save one for me.

PB Brownie Bites

Makes approx. 40 brownie bites

3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
40 mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, unwrapped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray mini cupcake pan with non stick spray.  In a medium bowl, mix melted butter, sugars and vanilla.  Beat in eggs one at a time. Gradually add flour, cocoa, and salt and mix until combined.  Fill each cupcake slot slightly more than halfway but not more than 2/3 full.  Place a peanut butter cup in each slot pressing it down until it is almost level with the batter.  Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until done.  Allow the brownie bites to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from the cupcake tin.  Enjoy!

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