It’s almost the weekend. Which means I am thinking about what I am going to cook over the next two days, when the snow is blowing outside and there is nothing I’d rather do than sit inside in front of my TV. With some brownie bites. The peanut butter kind.
Even if I didn’t feel like baking at all, I could make these brownies. These little guys are easy. So easy I didn’t even use the stand mixer to whip up the batter.
Seriously, the hardest part about this recipe? Unwrapping the 35 mini Reece’s cups.
I would suggest, however, using a piping or other plastic bag to fill the muffin tin. The little cups on those mini tins require a sniper’s aim to fill. One very daunting kitchen task that took me a few tries to master was the filling of the piping bag (I normally use gallon-sized plastic baggies, the ones without the zipper, but for our purposes, we’re just going to call them ‘piping bags’, mm-k?). So I don’t know how the pros do it, but this is how I do it.
Anywho, once you’ve made your store-bought brownie mix (gasp!), and piped it into the cupcake tin, just press in the Reece’s cups, bake, and presto. The perfect couch-and-sweatpants-weekend partner.
I’ve made these brownies a few times because Boyfriend loves and requests them. I had never tried them myself until the end of this latest batch. Holy mother, these are so good. And easy. And good. Just go and make them! Now!
Peanut Butter Brownie Bites
Makes 3 dozen mini brownies
Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything
1 box of brownie mix (I used Betty Crocker’s Fudge Brownie Mix)
1/3 c vegetable oil
1/4 c water
1 package of mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line mini-muffin tin with mini paper liners, or spray with non-stick cooking spray
- Blend brownie mix, eggs, oil and water
- With the assistance of a piping bag, fill each mini-muffin cup about 3/4 of the way full
- Press one Reese’s peanut butter cup into each brownie
- Bake for 8-10 minutes
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly, 3-5 minutes; transfer to wire baking rack to cool completely before storing