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Peanut Butter Brownie Cups Recipe

Peanut Butter Brownie Cups Recipe

—Karen Presbrey, Pascoag, Rhode Island
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:18 servings


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


  • 1. Mix brownie batter according to package directions. Fill paper-lined or foil-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • 2. 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. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: The Test Kitchen staff found Betty Crocker's Fudge Brownie mix bakes best for this recipe.

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SuSey22 User ID: 1214956 259116
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

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

hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 247457
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"What a fun treat to make! Everybody loves these."

Dishee User ID: 7774867 16322
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6163738 11994
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7515245 26145
Reviewed 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 User ID: 46423 6787
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2694585 10215
Reviewed 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!!"

Aindia User ID: 6201823 6784
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1253738 23584
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"Made these twice everyone loves them"

cattro User ID: 4894275 11989
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

"I made this to take to a church function and they were gone in no time. They are so easy to make and are really good. I love chocolate and peanut butter together."

noblesd User ID: 3544818 10645
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"I made these last year for the staff at school - with several requests for the recipe. They were all amazed at how easy it was. I substituted white chocolate peanut butter cups for the regular ones - the contrast in colors was beautiful!"

Julie1962 User ID: 3447267 12763
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2009

"This is a very easy recipe and everyone loves it. I only did 1 thing different that was I didn't bake the peanut butter cups with the brownies. I bakes the brownies and then pressed p butter cup in after taking out of oven and leaving cool"

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