Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Peanut butter brownie bitesToday, we’re talking chocolate and peanut butter.  Actually, peanut butter and brownies.  I’ve been craving brownies for far too long, and today I stepped it up a notch by adding peanut butter.  We’re making Peanut Butter Brownie Bites. (it’s not pink! Shocking!)

We signed Zoe up for Girls on the Run after school a few weeks ago.  It is a great after school program that uses running games to teach girls about self confidence, acceptance, and positivity.   My cousin has her two daughters in the program in their hometown and can’t say enough good things about it.  Zoe will complete her 3rd week today, and she’s been doing a great job and I can see she’s learning a lot of things about herself, and about friendships.  I am really proud of the work she’s doing and the things she’s learning.

I thought I’d surprise her when she gets home this afternoon with a treat. What could be a more perfect pick me up and a little energy boost after running 15 laps at Girls on the Run, than Peanut Butter Brownie Bites.

To be honest, I’ve seen these on Pinterest several times linked to different blogs, but I’ve been making these for years now and I’m not sure where the recipe originated. I started making these when I was getting ready to make a pan of brownies sprinkled with peanut butter chips and didn’t have any peanut butter chips.  Oops!

ANYWHO, on to the recipe.  This recipe is ridiculously easy and the combination of brownie and peanut butter, is almost irresistible. One or two of these with a tall glass of cold milk?  A perfect after school snack.

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Yield: 40 brownie bites

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites


  • 1 box brownie mix. (I used Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie mix, 9x13 size)
  • water, eggs and oil according to brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Chocolate chips for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Spray mini muffin pan with cooking spray or line with mini cupcake liners
  • Make brownie mix according to box directions
  • Spoon batter into muffin cups (usually one rounded teaspoon)
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into middle comes away wet but not coated in mix.
  • Let cool, waiting for the centers to fall. If they don't fall, take a spoon and press to make a small well for the peanut butter.
  • Put peanut butter in small microwave safe bowl and microwave for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Stir.
  • Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon into center of warm brownies and top with chocolate chips.
  • Let cool completely in pan.

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

These are so simple to make.  If you love peanut butter and chocolate together, and really, who doesn’t, you’ll love these.  I’m going to make myself sick because I’ve already eaten 5 today.  But they are just so delicious.

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While control is an illusion, organization helps to manage the chaos of our lives. Becky was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2007. She has found that when her life and home are organized her bipolar mind is less manic. She shares her attempts at managing the chaos of living with her fiance and tweenage step-daughter, while trying to be a good parent to her mostly grown children who live 2 hours away.

6 comments to Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

  • jollyandhappy

    These look super good! My daughter did Girls on the Run in the Fall. She loved it. It was a fun program.

    • Becky

      Zoe is really enjoying it. I am glad we got her enrolled this year, as its the last year she’ll be able to participate. And the brownie bites are amazing!

  • !!!!!

    Oh, these look DELICIOUS. I actually have a box of brownie mix, too. Thanks for sharing 🙂 PS: Stopping in from SITS Sharefest and hope you are enjoying the weekend!

  • I am having to hold myself back from licking the screen right now… Obviously they are being added to my dessert rotation immediately!

    Thank you for linking up at the Thank Goodness It’s Thursday party, Becky. I just had to choose these as my feature and can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow!

    • Becky

      WOW! Thank you!!! These are so super easy to make and absolutely as good as they look! I may or may not have eaten like 5 while taking the pictures *ahem*. Thank you again for the Feature!!!

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