Sunday, May 18, 2008

The perfect bite

These. Are. So. Good. I'm not even sure what else to say about them! But if you love peanut butter and chocolate, you won't find a better treat than these brownie peanut butter cups. I found the recipe on Bake or Break and the only change I made was to make them in mini muffin cups instead of standard size ones since I was bringing them to a party. They are simply out of this world. The gooey peanut butter center paired with the slightly chewy brownie and chocolate and peanut butter chips throughout just can't be beat! Make these now!

Brownie Peanut Butter Cups

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon water
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup peanut butter chips plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray or grease 12 muffin cups. (I used a mini muffin pan and got 28 brownies.)
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, butter, and water. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until butter is melted. Stir in 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips until melted. Stir in egg and vanilla extract. Add flour and baking soda, stirring until blended. Allow to cool to room temperature. Then, stir in 1/2 cup each peanut butter chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spoon batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into muffin cups.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out slightly wet. Place pan on wire rack. Centers of brownies will fall upon cooling. If not, tap centers with the back of a teaspoon to make a hole.
Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, then stir. While brownies are still hot, spoon about a tablespoon of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Top with semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Cool completely in pan.


Maryanna said...

Yum! Nothing beats peanut butter and chocolate.

Lauren said...

Wow. They look amazing. Any leftovers? ;)

Joe said...

One of my favorite flavor combinations!

Robin said...

This is swiftly going to make it towards the top of my list of "things to make"!!!

Baking a wish said...

You have got to be kidding me. I am going to make these for my husband. These look so good. My daughter, owner of blog sent me here. She does the info on resources for the site, I do the blogging, and she is right, this looks like it is going to be soooooo good!