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Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

 Peanut Butter Brownie Bites
I used to make these brownie bites with a cherry in the center. Then I discovered that my granddaughter Lily is big on peanut butter, so I switched it up. Now she loves to help me make them. —Donna McGinnis, Taylor Ridge, Illinois
42 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13x9-inch pan size)
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Chopped salted peanuts, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line 42 mini-muffin cups with paper or foil
  • liners.
  • Prepare brownie mix batter according to package directions. Fill
  • prepared cups two-thirds full. Bake 18-22 minutes or until a
  • toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake).
  • Place pans on wire racks. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle,
  • make a 1/2-in.-deep indentation in the center of each brownie. Cool
  • 10 minutes before removing from pans.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat peanut butter and cream cheese
  • until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar, milk and
  • vanilla until smooth. Spoon or pipe frosting into indentations. If
  • desired, sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.