Friday, June 17, 2011

Easy peanut butter cup brownies

My son is celebrating his summer birthday in school today.  He wanted something different than the traditional birthday cupcake.  When I asked him what he might want instead he said brownies.  Originally we were going to do frosted brownies with sprinkles.  Then he mentioned he wanted peanut butter brownies.  So, while he was at school yesterday I started to brain storm.  I came up with peanut butter cup brownies.  I have never had them before but the idea sounded delicious.
They're super easy for the busy mom who doesn't have time to bake.  Originally I was going to go all out homemade but I know that kids love the box stuff just as much as the 100% homemade.  I'm making these again next week for end of the year teacher gifts and there's will be from scratch.  I know they'll appreciate the yumminess of it  I'm sitting here drooling just thinking about it.


  1. Box of your favorite brownie mix
  2. the ingredients listed on the back of the brownie box (typically)-2 eggs,1/4 cup water,1/2 cup oil
  3. 18 unwrapped miniature peanut butter cups

-Prepare brownie mix per directions on box

Line cupcake pan with foil liners.

Fill liners half full with brownie batter.

Then place a peanut butter cup in the center of each.

(oops...I forgot one!  I caught the slip as I was putting it into the oven)

Place pan in oven at 325 for approximately 20 minutes.

This is them baking...half way done.  Make sure to check them with a toothpick before taking them out to cool.  Toothpick should come out clean.

Finished peanut butter cup brownies.  They are a decadent treat for a special celebration or anytime!  My son has declared them the BEST brownies he's ever had!

Let me know what you think if you make them! They are pure ecstasy if you eat them while they are still warm.  Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow, those look so good!

Mommy's Juggling Act said...

Easy and delicious. Perfect for chocolate peanut butter lovers!

CityMidwife said...

What a great idea:) I've done the reeses surrounded in cookie dough and baked. These look really yummy!

Mommy's Juggling Act said...

You have to make them! They were a huge hit at school. I'm doing them for end of the year teacher gifts...also doing ones with kisses, chocolate chips, and carmel swirl. Can't wait!
I've never done pb cups with cookie dough. I'm going to make them this summer. Yum!

Marlee said...

Mmmmm this looks super good I'll have to try it! Following from the Monday Mingle blog hop :).

Barbara said...

Those look delicious!