Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

I also made these little gems this week. I found this recipe here and I was so excited to try it as it combined two of my favorite things! How can you go wrong with chocolate & peanut butter? They are simple to make and pretty too.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites


1 brownie mix such as Pillsbury
2 Cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 Cup peanut butter


Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Bake until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center but even still slightly undercooked. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. When you are able to touch brownies comfortably, scoop brownies with a medium cookie scoop, roll tightly into a ball and place onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. Continue rolling until brownies are gone. Freeze brownies until very firm, a couple hours or overnight. No worries if your brownie balls aren’t perfect, once frozen reshape them. They are easier to handle when chilled.

2. Place chocolate chips over a double broiler (or heat in microwave until smooth) to melt, then stir in peanut butter until creamy smooth. Roll each frozen brownie ball into chocolate and place onto wax paper to dry. Enjoy room temperature or chilled.

I found these to be delicious but VERY rich. Next time I would add more peanut butter because the semi-sweet chocolate really dominated. My kids loved them. I really enjoyed them but they really are very rich. They would be perfect as an element on a holiday sweets plate for your neighbors!!

*These reminded me a bit of Bakerella's cake bites. Has anyone ever attempted those before? Have any of you tasted them? Chocolate ones are seriously heavenly!


Kristi said...

I saw these and wanted to make them too but then forgot about it. I am glad to know that they are tested and true. I have a brownie mix (several actually), next time I have a urge to make a treat this'll be the one.

Karey said...

Yummy! I love the Bakerella blog. Delicious-looking stuff.

Scott / Lori said...

Mmmm next time I have an excuse I will be making these! They look awesome.