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Brownie Bites filled with Peanut Butter

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Is there anything better than a rich and fudgey dark chocolate brownie? How about a salted caramel popcorn brownie?

I had some leftover brownie batter recently and wondered what to do with it. It wasn’t quite enough to fill a baking pan, so I decided to grease up a mini muffin tin and try brownie “bites”. At the last minute I added a dob of salty, crunchy peanut butter to the middle of each one and peanut butter brownie bites were born!

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I finished mine off with a dusting of icing sugar, but you could drizzle melted chocolate over them (white chocolate would look good!) or perhaps some salted caramel.

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Brownie Bites filled with Peanut Butter
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 125g soft butter
  • 125g dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • Icing sugar, to decorate
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a mini muffin tin with butter.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave in short bursts on medium.
  3. In a bowl beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla.
  4. Sift the flour into another bowl and add the salt.
  5. Let the chocolate mixture cool a bit before beating in the egg and sugar mixture.
  6. Fill each mini muffin tin ⅔ full and add approx ½ tsp of peanut butter into the centre of each, gently pressing down so the batter covers it.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until done. When it’s ready the top should be dried to a pale brown but the middle still slightly gooey.
  8. Allow the brownie bites to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tin.
  9. Enjoy!

Due to the large amounts of butter, chocolate and eggs in these brownies, these brownies are incredibly rich and heavy and often a little *too* much when eaten in a large slab like in my original recipe. But converting these to mini bite size treats with a nice contrasting salty peanut butter center, they are fast becoming my new favourites!

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What’s your favourite way to modify a dessert?

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2 Comments

  • Reply Nicole- Champagne and Chips January 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Yum! Such a clever idea. I’ve been thinking about trying something like this for a while. Peanut butter filled anything is my heaven :)

    • Reply Swah January 19, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      You can never go wrong with a peanut butter filling! ;D

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