Friday, June 6, 2014

Easy Peanut Butter Brownie Cup Truffles/Bites

These Peanut Butter Brownie Cup Truffles are super easy to make (you use a brownie box... hello easy), look fancy, and the perfect bite size little treats for a party or just to enjoy for a small treat/snack.   

I made 24 brownie truffles one night, and less than 18 hours later there were only 7 left.  Theses truffles/bites are chocolaty, fudgy, with peanut butter or cookie butter goodness that are oh so easy to pop in your mouth.  

I made a simple brownie mix from a box, actually low fat, filled a mini-muffin tin using my small cookie scoop and baked them until they were done but not overdone.  

After the brownie bites had time to cool for maybe 30 seconds I used the top of a water bottle like the one above to make "cups" in the middle of the brownie bites.   

Then I chose my butter spread of choice.  I actually was tempted to make a chocolate peanut butter ganache like the one found in this recipe for a chocolate peanut butter treat.  I'm 99% positive it'll taste delicious, and I will do it one of these days.  

The husband however requested just peanut butter this time around, but to be honest I couldn't decide which peanut butter or peanut butter like spread aka cookie butter for you nut allergy individuals I wanted to use best.  

Therefore, I decided to do 6 each of crunchy peanut butter, creamy peanut butter, cookie cutter, and white chocolate peanut butter.  

I think crunchy pb was my favorite b/c I liked the crunch aspect to the bites.  However, they were all delicious, hence them disappearing so fast.  We all, toddlers, husbands, and myself, thoroughly enjoyed these brownie truffle bites much too quickly.   

These Peanut Butter Brownie Cup Truffles/Bites are downright delicious.  If you eat them warm these truffle bites are a tad messy; if you are a toddler boy then they are definitely messy.

Peanut Butter Brownie Cup Truffles/Bites
Recipe: Alohamora
Active Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 truffles/bites

1 brownie mix in a box and the ingredients to make them (oil, eggs, water)
1 c. of peanut butter or butter spread (crunchy, creamy, almond, cookie butter, etc.)

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
  2. Using a flour/oil baking spray grease your mini-muffin tin spraying each of the 24 cups. 
  3. In a medium bowl mix the brownies according to the directions on the box.  I personally prefer the simple fudge like or milk chocolate brownie mixes the best, but the husband picked up low-fat (is he trying to tell me something?) and it tasted delicious. 
  4. Using spoons or a small cookie scoop fill all 24 muffin cups until they are 1/2 to 2/3 full. 
  5. Bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. You don't want to overcook these brownie bites. 
  6. After the brownies have cooled for no more than a couple minutes pull out your water bottle or soda bottle and use the lid to make a cup indentation in each and every brownie bite.  
  7. In a small microwaveable bowl melt your peanut butter (or any butter spread) in the microwave for 20-30 seconds on high.  If you are doing a sample platter or more than one flavor filling be sure to use separate bowls for each butter spread you are using  
  8. Pull the pb spread out of the microwave and stir. Using a common table spoon fill or pour your peanut butter (or similar) spread into each of the cup openings.  You want to fill your brownie bite cups while the brownies and the peanut butter is warm.  
  9. Let the brownie bites cool or enjoy them warm. They are delicious both ways.  
  10. Store leftover brownie cup truffles in an airtight container. 
Happy peanut butter brownie cup truffles/bites eating!  Yummy!


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