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Peanut Butter Brownie Cups

—Karen Presbrey, Pascoag, Rhode Island
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 dozen


  • 1 package (21-1/2 ounces) fudge brownie mix
  • 15 to 18 miniature peanut butter cups


  • Mix brownie batter according to package directions. Fill paper-lined or foil-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • Remove wrappers from peanut butter cups; set one in each muffin cup and press down until batter meets the top edge of the candy. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Editor's Note: The Test Kitchen staff found Betty Crocker's Fudge Brownie mix bakes best for this recipe.

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  • SuSey22
    Jan 2, 2017

    I needed a quick dessert for a New Years pot luck, these worked great, easy & husband is now addicted!

  • hotfudgesundae
    Apr 24, 2016

    What a fun treat to make! Everybody loves these.

  • Dishee
    Apr 23, 2014

    I usually make these using chocolate chip cookie dough, but saw this recipe so I thought I'd try it. I used my Farberware cookie scoop, which proved to be a bit too much batter in each muffin tin and therefore got only 40 brownie bites in total. Next time, I'll use my Pampered Chef small cookie scoop (which is just slightly smaller than the Farberware one) and I think that will put the proper amount of batter in the tins so I'll end up with 48 brownie bites. I also found that 13-15 minutes was the perfect baking time. I didn't use baking cups, but I did spray my non-stick pan with PAM for Baking (has flour in it) and had no trouble getting them out of the pan. All in all, these are scrumptiously delicious - I'll even go so far as to say they're "death by chocolate". YUM!

  • urbanfarmgirl
    Apr 6, 2014

    have been making these for years and ALWAYS get rave reviews. I find using foil baking cups works much better than paper liners or spraying your tin directly

  • Nailbiter
    Dec 1, 2013

    Sam's Club Brownie Mix did work great with this recipe. Plus the mini peanut-butter cups are now paperless so you don't have to take off all those wrappers... After they cooled I frosted them to add some extra decorations for the holidays.

  • TNbluffbaker
    Oct 11, 2013

    An easy and delicious way to combine my favorite culinary combination: chocolate and peanut butter. I use mini muffin pans and mini peanut butter cups.

  • Joscy
    Dec 14, 2012

    Baked up a batch early this morning (aroma of them bakin' woke my husband). Batch yielded 3-1/2 dozen. I used mini muffin pan; they turned out perfectly. Thank you for sharing recipe!!

  • chmsute
    Oct 3, 2012

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  • Aindia
    May 2, 2012

    This is so easy, and yet so delicious! I have made them 3 times now. The first time in regular muffin cups, but being a regular cupcake size I felt it was a bit too much for one snack. So I decided to make them in mini-muffins using the new mini peanut butter cups from Reeses. I cooked them at the same temp, just cooked them for 10-13mins until they looked done.Oh my! What a difference! They are a lot more time consuming, but they are just perfect little bites of brownie goodness! The first time in mini-muffin cups I just tried to grease the pan and not use liners.. not such a good idea, they still stuck like crazy but everyone ate them anyways! The ones I just made today, I used mini-muffin liners and they are so much better! I think next time I may still spritz the liners with cooking spray just to make it even easier to peel and eat them!These things are fantastic and so so simple.

  • mdbubba1
    Feb 22, 2011

    Made these twice everyone loves them