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Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

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Peanut Butter Brownie Bites are a delicious mini treat, perfect for get togethers or any holiday season. These chewy brownies are filled with a creamy peanut butter sauce that is heaven in a tiny bite!

peanut butter brownie bites on white plate

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Serve these brownie bites for dessert after a dinner of Crispy Baked BBQ Chicken Strips with Sweet Potato Fries.

Yesterday was Sweetest Day – do you celebrate/acknowledge it? I think I read once that it’s a Hallmark holiday only celebrated in the Midwest. So maybe you’ve never even heard of it. It’s something like Valentine’s Day.

six brownie bites topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips

Yesterday we also celebrated one of my bestie’s 30th birthday. She asked me to make her a birthday treat, which I was happy to do.

I wasn’t sure what to make but then I remembered I could stalk her Pinterest boards and see what she had her eye on.

Ah, the ease of stalking with social media.

Ingredients

Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.

  • Brownie Mix – Use your favorite brownie mix (I like Ghirardelli Double Chocolate, if I had to pick) or make brownie batter from scratch.
  • Peanut Butter Chips – These should be easy to find in the chocolate chip section of the market.
  • Mini Chocolate Chips – Semi-sweet or whatever your favorite are.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter – I usually use Skippy Natural.
brownie batter in a mixing bowl

How to make Mini Brownies

Baking brownies in a mini muffin pan makes making mini brownies really easy.

First, remember to spray the mini muffin pan with non-stick spray before you start so they’ll pop out easily.

Mix up your favorite brownie mix according to the package instructions, or make them from scratch, then evenly distribute the batter amongst the 24 wells (use a mini cookie scoop to make it easy!).

brownie batter being scooped into a mini muffin tray

Bake for 13-15 minutes at 350 degrees or until the centers are set. 

Once the brownie bites come out of the oven, gently indent each brownie with the back of a teaspoon or your thumb (they don’t have to be pretty, you’re going to fill them with peanut butter) to make a well for the peanut butter sauce. 

Put the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds then give it a stir. The peanut butter should be thin & runny. 

Spoon about a teaspoon of the melty peanut butter into each brownie and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. 

peanut butter being drizzled into brownie bites

Serve & enjoy!

How long to cook brownie bites

Baking Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites only takes 13-15 minutes at 350 degrees.

muffin pan filled with brownie bites

I’ve been on quite the brownie and chocolate and peanut butter kick lately. It’s counterproductive to my gym efforts but oh so good. I need to start making some dinners, preferably some healthy ones.

I planned on making the brownie portion of these from scratch but I ran short on time (read: I spent too much time wandering around ULTA) so I used a Ghirardelli Double Chocolate box mix.

Using the mix makes it a very quick recipe that looks pretty impressive and tastes really good.

five brownie bites topped with peanut butter on a white plate

Equipment you’ll need

Need more chocolate & peanut butter in your life? Try these:

stack of peanut butter brownie bites

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HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE BITES

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Persnickety Plates
Peanut Butter Brownie Bites are a delicious mini treat, perfect for get togethers or any holiday season. These chewy brownies are filled with a creamy peanut butter sauce that is heaven in a tiny bite!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 45 bites
Calories 95 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10.25 ounce brownie mix + ingredients called for
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter melted
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, prepare the boxed brownie mix as directed.
  • Scoop the brownie batter evenly into the muffin wells.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until tops are set and a toothpick inserted into center comes out slightly wet.
  • After brownies are out of the oven, indent each brownie with your thumb or the back of a teaspoon. 
  • Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds then stir. The peanut butter should be thin and runny.
  • While the brownies are still warm, spoon about a teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of each brownie bite.
  • Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

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Notes

Store covered at room temperature for up to a week.
Your favorite small batch (8×8 size) brownie mix or from-scratch recipe can be used for the brownie portion.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 57mgPotassium: 27mgSugar: 8gVitamin A: 5IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Originally published October 22, 2012

 
peanut butter brownie bites sprinkled with chocolate chips

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  1. Jessica Peters says

    Can it be my birthday too? If it was would you make these for me 😉 JK they look delicious!

  2. Amber says

    I agree, I’d like it to be my birthday! 😉 These are drool worthy! I looove anything with peanut butter. These look delish!

  3. Macaroni and Cheesecake says

    These sound amazing!!! I love having treats like brownies or donuts for my birthday instead of cake, so fun!

  4. Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com says

    What a fantastic birthday treat!!! They really are the perfect combination! I can just taste the creamy peanut butter!

  5. Julie says

    New follower from blogcon 🙂 Those brownie bites look absolutely delicious!!

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  6. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Wowzers! You had me at PB Cups 😉 Love this! I’m stopping by to let you know that your project will be featured at this week’s All my Bloggy Friends, which opens at 7am EST tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what you share this week. 🙂

  7. Jocelyn says

    I never heard of sweetest day until I moved to the midwest! But I would take a batch of these brownies on any day of the year!! YUM!!!

  8. 401South says

    Just got done making these. Sooo good. Thank you so much for sharing this quick, easy, yummy recipe!

  9. Joy H says

    My daughter made these. They are awesome but they seemed to dry out really quick.

    • Melissa {Persnickety Plates} says

      Hi Joy – We’ve never had ours around long enough to dry out. ha. They’ve been eaten the same day at parties.

      How long is really quick? Which type of brownie mix did she use?

  10. Natalie says

    5 stars
    I love chocolate and peanut butter together! These brownie bites look so good!

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