Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cups Recipe - Food Fanatic

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    36 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 36 miniature reese's peanut butter cups, unwrapped
For the Frosting:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, or milk
For Garnish:
  • 1 cup reese's pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, water, oil, and egg.
  3. Lightly grease a mini muffin pan.
  4. Fill each muffin cup 2/3-full with brownie batter.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges appear crispy, and centers are mostly set.
  6. Remove from heat, and immediately press a mini Reese’s cup in the center of each brownie.
  7. Use a small knife to carefully lift out the brownie cups to a wire rack. They will still be warm, and they will be soft, but you don’t want them to cool in the pan, or they’ll stick and will become difficult to remove. The Reese’s cups will start to melt a bit, but this is fine – they will get covered with buttercream, so they don’t need to look perfect.
  8. Cool brownie cups completely.
  9. For the buttercream, in a large mixing bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and heavy cream.
  10. Beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  11. Pipe the buttercream frosting onto the top of each brownie cup.
  12. Sprinkle with Reese’s pieces. Enjoy!
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