Friday, November 21, 2008

Brownie Peanut Butter Cups

Brownie Peanut Butter Cups

I love brownies, as evidenced here and here. When it comes to desserts I'm not much of a cake person. I love to bake cakes, but when it comes to the sugar I consume I'd much rather have pies, cookies or brownies. Not long ago I read about the great brownie debate and decided that I'm in the fudgy, chewy camp. Cake-like brownies, as I mentioned above, don't really trip my trigger. Give me a warm, chocolatey brownie that gives a little when you bite into it, however, and I'm all yours. But man (or food blogger) does not live by plain chocolate alone....

Peanut butter, in my opinion, was made for chocolate (and bread and honey sandwiches, but that's a different subject.) Are there really people out there who don't like chocolate and peanut butter together? Would you really turn down a Reese's cup? (They are one of my true weaknesses.) Would you really say no thanks to a peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips? (Hmmm. I gotta try that one, myself.) And would you really reject a warm, gooey, fudgy, brownie muffin with peanut butter and mini peanut butter cups on top?

I thought not!

I loved this recipe as soon as I saw it. It makes exactly a dozen muffins, which is the perfect number to keep one for yourself (and the other chocolate fiends in your house) and give away the rest - in cute little packages, if you wish! They're the perfect size; they might be rich and gooey, but just when you think you can't handle another bite you realize you've eaten the whole thing, and your chocolate craving has been satisfied. And the best thing? In true muffin fashion they come together so easily and so quickly that you can hardly believe you just made homemade brownies.

Now that's what I call perfection.

Brownie Peanut Butter Cups
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26 comments:

  1. Yep, this definitely looks sooooo good! I love the presentation and the little mini cups, so cute!

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  2. I love your photos--the compositions are really great!

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  3. Abby - I may never visit your blog again for fear that you introduce me to another blog like Jennifer's at Bake or Break... wow! (kidding, of course about not coming back here!) But these little brownie cups look amazing... I have a few peanut butter - chocolate combos on the brain as well! Must be the cold weather (though do we really need an excuse?)!

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  4. Wow, these look great. My father in law is the one weird person I've met that doesn't like Reese's. I consider him crazy.

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  5. It doesn't get any better than this!

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  6. My family likes just about anything with peanut butter & chocolate. These look divine!!

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  7. Oooo these look sooo good! And I looove Peanut Butter and Honey sandwhiches! Yummers :)

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  8. I completely agree about the Reese's! Mmm!

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  9. I found you through Amanda's blog. These just look so wonderful! Yum!

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  10. Wow, what a treat! I love everything about this one!

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  11. What a neat idea! They look delicious!

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  12. oh abby. these are luscious. peanut butter cups are enticing enough, but to shroud them in more chocolate? sinful. :)

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  13. Your brownie peanut butter cups look amazing. I'll have to make them for my chocolate peanut butter loving family.

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  14. peanut butter cups are my favorite candy of all time :) love what you did with them here-those look awesome!

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  15. What a great cupcake topping! It looks delicious.

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  16. Incredible. I too wonder if anyone doesn't like the peanut butter & chocolate combo? What about making brownie muffins again, but putting peanut butter inside? It'd be your own brownie Reese's!

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  17. oh wow... that's all I can say... i'm drooling!!

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  18. These look outrageously delicious! And kudos on that photo. It's food porn!

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  19. They look great my mouth is watering.

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  20. This Brownie Peanut Butter Cups looks so beautiful with the colors, I'm sure it'll be a big hit with the kids! Nice colors! Although I'm to a big fan of Brownie Peanut Butter Cups, this sure looks yummy! I'm normally the one that will say no to Brownie Peanut Butter Cups.

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