Monday, March 19, 2012

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Hubs had another "food day" at work this past weekend. Let me just add how lame I think it is that he even has to work Saturdays period. Weekends should be reserved for fun.

But that's neither here nor there...

He was assigned to bring dessert yet again. I am starting to notice a trend here. Not that I was complaining though. It gave me an excuse to get into the kitchen and bake something. I haven't been able to lately since I most recently committed myself to the "17 day diet" phenomenon. This lovely regimen has restricted me from carbs and sugar. My two best gals.

This diet ain't easy people. By nine o' clock, I'm gritting my teeth and biting my nails to keep myself from springing out of my chair and into my baking cabinet to eat some semi sweet chocolate chips. Yes, I am that pathetic.

Oh look, I have gone on a tangent. Enough about me. Back to the goodies.

I wanted to do something quick on time but would still wow his co-workers. I decided on a brownie. My hubs loves peanut butter so I decided to marry the two. And here, you have the birth of the peanut butter cup brownie.

I posted a few pics on the BookFace and many of my friends were salivating and eager to get the recipe. Ask and you shall receive!

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

1 box brownie mix plus whatever the box calls for ingredients (I used Hershey's Fudge Brownies)
1 can creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup Reese's peanut butter chips
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels

The How To:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray mini muffin tin with non stick cooking spray.

Mix brownies according to package. (I would suggest staying away from the cake like brownie option. You will want your brownies to be nice and dense.)

Once batter is mixed, drop a heaping teaspoon of batter into each muffin well. Bake for 12-14 minutes or when toothpick placed in center comes out slightly wet.

Once brownies are baked, take back of a teaspoon and press into the tops of each brownie to create a small dent in each top (to make room for the PB!).

Take two large spoonfuls of peanut butter and melt in microwave for 45 seconds. Once melted, take 1/2 teaspoon and pour peanut butter into the tops of each brownie. (Make sure brownies are still warm when doing this.)  Then top with peanut butter chips and chocolate morsels. Let cool completely before removing from tin.

Recipe makes roughly 40-45 mini brownies depending on how much batter you use in each well.

enjoy! this one is super easy! :)
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