- 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
- 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Confectioners' sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions; stir in chocolate chips. For filling, in a small bowl, beat peanut butter, cream cheese, egg and sugar until smooth.
- Fill paper-lined muffin cups one-third full with batter. Drop filling by teaspoonfuls into the center of each cupcake. Cover with remaining batter.
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in brownie portion comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust tops with confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 dozen.
Reviews for Peanut Butter-Filled Brownie Cupcakes
"A definite keeper! I made two batches of these for two separate functions at school. They were a hit. Another reviewer mentioned they had made a mini version. That's what I did and they were amazing. Very rich so a mini version is perfect. Keep an eye on the baking time if you make the minis. I put 1/2 - 1 tsp of brownie batter in the mini cup, topped with 1/4 tsp of peanut butter mixture then 1/2 - 1 tsp brownie batter on top. Some peanut butter came through but it just made for an interesting look. When I made minis I got 48. Perfect for a crowd! This Volunteer Field Editor highly recommends this recipe."
"These look amazing and I was all in until I got to the cream cheese ingredient. Was wondering if I could sub the cream cheese filling for a mixture of peanut butter and powdered sugar. Any thoughts?"
"Even when I made a mistake these were great! The first time I made these I forgot to add the sugar to the cream cheese mix. No one could tell! I now make them the correct way. When I make them I use a full/family size brownie box and double the cream cheese filling. The end result is a total of 30 cupcakes. This is the kind of recipe that the most difficult part is waiting for them to cool"
"My diet-conscious son ate two!"
"Delicious! & I love that you are from Chambersburg!(where I was born & my grandparents live)"
"Everytime (which has been many) I make these delicious cupcakes I am asked for the incredible recipe."
"Pretty awesome. I made in little mini muffin tins and they were super good."
"Thank You,Carol! a delicious,novel Brownie Surprise in every bite cup~cake"
"My kids were not crazy about these. The peanut butter center was disappointing."
"I love the concept of this recipe, and I so wanted it to be delicious! But it just didn't work out well. The brownies dried out way too much in the cupcake pans. The filling would have been far better (in my opinion) as a creamy surprise, but the addition of the egg makes it more cake-like. And finally, the filling does not bake at the same rate as the brownie itself. All in all, not a good result. If you do try the recipe, remember that the chocolate chips mixed in with the brownie batter may make it difficult to get a read on the doneness of the brownie using the toothpick test that the recipe recommends."