Since I deprived you of any unhealthy goodies for a whole week, I figured I should double up this week. Your waistline may have thanked me for my absence, but I thoroughly believe chocolate is essential for a person's overall well-being. At least that's what I tell myself. I'm sorry in advance for these delicious bites of pure bliss. Oh my they are good. I love pretty much everything on Nosh and Tell. These are no exception. It was one of the first food blogs I started reading regularly. It's entertaining and they post some darn good recipes.
These are super easy to fix up quickly. One bowl and you don't even need a mixer. I'm a chocolate and peanut butter fiend, so naturally I am pretty obsessed with these. I called them bites in the title, but truthfully they aren't bite sized. I just liked the name better because they don't look like regular brownies (ah, the deception). My fiendish ways also mean I've tried a ridiculous number of chocolate and peanut butter recipes. So, when I say this recipe is top three in my c&pb list that is big time. Let me know what you think!
And, of course, enjoy!
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
Recipe from Nosh and Tell
Makes 1 dozen brownies
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon water
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips, plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease 12 muffin cups.
In a medium sized microwave-safe bowl combine sugar, softened butter, and water. Microwave on high for about 45 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir in 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips until melted. Stir in egg and vanilla extract, mix well. Add flour and baking soda, stir until combined. Allow the batter to cool to room temperature (doesn’t take very long). Then, stir in 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into center comes out slightly wet. After brownies are out of the oven, wait for centers to fall. This will happen upon cooling. If not (they did not for me) then tap the centers with the back of a teaspoon to make a hole for the peanut butter.
Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds then stir. While brownies are still war spoon about a tablespoon full of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Top with remaining 1/3 cup of milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Cool completely in pan.