You know what the second best invention was? Brownie Bites
You are cordially invited to the marriage of the two best inventions ever... Peanut Butter Brownie Bites!
Roughly adapted from a blog post on Baked Perfection but with a few tweaks here and there.
Normally I do not use boxed anything... I am sort of a snob about it. But for these, I wasn't sure how a normal brownie batter would work out so I just sucked it up and used a box mix. (Don't tell!)
|This is my crazy sous chef... he demanded I photograph him.|
|My homage to Jackson Pollock... I'm just messy|
Bake according to the box's instructions - but definitely start to watch them a couple of minutes early. Over-cooked brownies are no bueno! Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean (or mostly clean if you like them super gooey!)
Once the brownies are out of the oven, take the back of a teaspoon and push a "sink hole" in the middle of each brownie. This creates a nice well for all your peanut butter goodness!
This is where I sort of digressed from the Baked Perfection recipe - I'm wild that way. I mixed a cup of peanut butter and about 1/3-1/2 cup of powdered sugar in a bowl. This gives the peanut butter 2 things - a sweater taste (sort of like Reese's) and a firmer texture. I then scooped it all into a frosting bag & piped little blobs of the PB magic into each brownie "well."
The finishing touch - a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips.
And there you have them!
Amahzing! (and pretty easy too!)
Cheers to the cook!