I was missing a mini muffin pan from my collection of bakeware, so when it was time to purchase one, I had to put it to good use! I wanted to try to whip up some brownie bites using only a select number of ingredients I had on hand. Luckily I came across a brownie recipe from Hershey's that used the most basic of ingredients. I also had some yummy Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on hand, so I decided to throw those into the mix. Feel free to top these little brownie bites with nuts, M&Ms, or whatever other topping you'd like.
These turned out more like a muffin than a rich brownie, so if you're really looking for a chocolatey flavor, I'd recommend upping the amount of cocoa in the recipe. Enjoy these step-by-step photos and you'll find the easy recipe at the end of the post!
|All of your mini brownie ingredients|
|Stir together butter, vanilla and sugar|
|Stir until well-combined|
|Add eggs to your mixture|
|In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt|
|Slowly add your dry mixture to your liquid mixture|
|Take out about 10 (or more) miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups|
|Place unwrapped peanut butter cups into a plastic bag|
|Smash the peanut butter cups (I used the end of a rubber spatula)|
|Fill a mini muffin pan with batter, about 1/2 way full|
|Top each with some of the crumbled peanut butter cups (or whichever topping you choose!)|
|Bake about 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean|
|Allow to cool for about 10 minutes|
|Enjoy with a tall glass of milk!|
|Mmm morsels of chocolate and peanut butter|
Reese's Brownie Bites
Recipe from Hershey's
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa (or more for a richer chocolatey taste)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray.
2. Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in medium bowl. Add eggs; beat well with spoon. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating with spoon until well blended. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with batter.
3. Crush about 10 (or more if you’d like) miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (or your topping of choice) in a plastic bag. Sprinkle crumbles over each muffin cup.
4. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly; remove brownies from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 24 mini brownies.