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

Directions

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.



18 comments

Karen Utzeri said... @ April 26, 2012 at 3:15 AM

Wow, fantastic recipe! I must try it!!!

Hannah said... @ April 28, 2012 at 9:33 PM

yummy, my two favorite things put together, I can't wait to make them.

Sarah said... @ April 29, 2012 at 7:13 PM

They're my two favorite things as well! I hope you both enjoy them as much as I did!

CrystalsCozyKitchen said... @ April 30, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Looks amazing. I can't wait to try these as I have some Peanut Butter that needs used up soon (bought a whole case a while back and have couple of jars close to expiration date!)

Sarah said... @ April 30, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Hah! That's something I would do. You can't take any chances on not having some around the house when you need it. These are the perfect use for it!

Ellen B Cookery said... @ June 5, 2012 at 10:33 AM

This looks like a must-try recipe. YUM!

Anonymous said... @ June 8, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I have been making browne cupcakes for a long time, but this will be a great new twist for friends and family. Did I mention I have a 21 year old son who loves food???????

Sarah said... @ June 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Sounds like my kind of guy!

Anonymous said... @ October 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Made 'em tonight. My kids (and me) LOVED every bite. I didn't have milk chips so used all semi sweet instead. Delish!

Esti Tait said... @ March 28, 2014 at 2:16 PM

I baked these tonight, WOW! Husband loves it. Really easy to make.

Sarah said... @ March 28, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Esti - Glad they received the thumbs up from your husband! The men in our lives are always key taste testers!

Jessica said... @ April 2, 2014 at 1:42 PM

I just made these in mini muffin tins, they are delicious!! A new family favorite for sure!

Sunita Chaudhar said... @ May 23, 2014 at 4:42 AM

I would like to make these tonight! They look absolutely delicious!What a gorgeous Chocolate and I can't imagine it to be anything less that absolutely scrumptious!.
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Anonymous said... @ June 19, 2014 at 1:25 PM

I just made them, and it was a huge hit!!! Next time I'll make a double batch!!

Anonymous said... @ July 3, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Today is the 2nd time I've made them!!! I didn't even get one! LOL!

�������� said... @ July 7, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Did you bake for the same amount of time?

Brooklyn said... @ July 14, 2014 at 8:37 PM

I just made these! Does it take a while for the peanut butter to harden?

Sarah said... @ July 14, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Hi Brooklyn, the peanut butter and center will sink a bit, and they will need to cool to harden. They'll be a bit messier before the pb sets, but they are delicious warm if you want to try one in the meantime!

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