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Brownie Bites filled with Peanut Butter

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

Swah
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 125 g soft butter
  • 125 g dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • Icing sugar to decorate

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a mini muffin tin with butter.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave in short bursts on medium.
  • In a bowl beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla.
  • Sift the flour into another bowl and add the salt.
  • Let the chocolate mixture cool a bit before beating in the egg and sugar mixture.
  • Fill each mini muffin tin ⅔ full and add approx 1/2 tsp of peanut butter into the centre of each, gently pressing down so the batter covers it.
  • 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.
  • Allow the brownie bites to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tin.
  • 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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