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Peanut Butter Brownie Cups

Peanut Butter Brownie Cups have a thick, fudgy brownie base, a layer of a sweet and creamy peanut butter filling, then they're completely covered in a layer of dark chocolate, and sprinkled with sea salt flakes.
Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, dark chocolate, dark chocolate peanut butter cups, peanut butter cups
Servings: 30 peanut butter cups
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Callie



  • Prepare brownie mix with referenced ingredients but use only 1 tablespoon of water. Add espresso powder to the mix.
  • Bake brownies as directed on the box.
  • Remove brownies from oven and allow them to cool. Once they are cooled, remove half of the brownies from the pan, break them apart into a food processor and pulse until pureed.
  • Scoop brownie puree onto Saran wrap and roll into a log. Cover in Saran wrap. Refrigerate until firm.
  • Mix peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and confectioners sugar until well combined.
  • Place muffin liners on a plate and press down on the side walls to widen the cups.
  • 7. Melt half of the dark chocolate chips in a glass bowl. Apply heat (microwave or double broiler) in 30 second intervals and stir until completely melted.
  • Lightly grease each liner with cooking spray. Spoon about 1 teaspoon (or if more is needed) of melted dark chocolate into liner cups. Spread the chocolate around the liner so it is well coated. Move liners to muffin pan.
  • Remove the brownie log from the refrigerator and slice into 30 evenly sized discs. Place brownie base discs into the bottom of the liner cups.
  • Scoop 1- ½ teaspoons of peanut butter filling onto each brownie base and freeze or refrigerate while you melt the balance of the dark chocolate.
  • When chocolate is melted spoon over the top of each cup until peanut butter filling is completely covered.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt flakes.
  • Place muffin pan in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set the chocolate and allow it to dry.
  • Allow brownie cups to warm to room temperature before serving. Store in a cold, dry environment.


Serving: 1peanut butter cup | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg