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Mini Peanut Butter-Filled Brownie Cupcakes

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Mini peanut butter-filled brownie cupcakes are so delicious you won’t be able to eat just one or two.

Mini peanut butter-filled cupcakes are a delicious lunch box treat or perfect for a tailgate or potluck.

I recently made two batches of these mini peanut butter-filled brownie cupcakes for two separate functions at school. They were a hit. The original recipe made larger cupcakes but I adapted it to make a mini version, which was better suited to my school need. These brownie cupcakes are rich and delicious. It was a good thing I was giving them away or I may have eaten every last one.

This recipe is perfect if you need a last minute treat for a pot luck, tailgate or even a lunch box treat. It starts with a boxed brownie mix that gets an addition of mini chocolate chips. The peanut butter filling whips up quickly too. Don’t worry if the filling shows through because it makes for an interesting look on the cupcakes and they are still just as delicious. 

Mini peanut butter-filled cupcakes are a delicious lunch box treat or perfect for a tailgate or potluck. #OurFamilyTable

We are a brownie loving family. There are many favorites, and lots of variety, like grasshopper brownies, a recipe I got from a friend, brownie cookies, and even brownie in pie form like brownie mint pie. There are easy recipes like these molten lava brownies and some that are more involved like cream cheese filled brownies.

Mini Peanut Butter-Filled Brownie Cupcakes

Mini Peanut Butter-Filled Brownie Cupcakes

Yield: 48 mini cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Mini peanut butter-filled cupcakes are a delicious lunch box treat or perfect for a tailgate or potluck.

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions; stir in chocolate chips.
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, beat peanut butter, cream cheese, egg and sugar until smooth.
  3. Fill mini paper-lined muffin cups one-third full with batter. Drop filling by teaspoonfuls into the center of each cupcake. Cover with remaining batter.
  4. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in brownie portion comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Mini peanut butter-filled cupcakes are a delicious lunch box treat or perfect for a tailgate or potluck. #OurFamilyTable

 

Check out all of the delicious brownie recipes:

Mini Peanut Butter Filled Brownie Cupcakes from Family Around the Table

Christmas Tree Brownies from A Day in the Life on the Farm

Cookie Butter Brownies from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Mounds Brownies from Sweet Beginnings

Peppermint Brownie Madeleines  from Art of Natural Living

 

Mini peanut butter-filled cupcakes are a delicious lunch box treat or perfect for a tailgate or potluck.

Christie

Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Oh yeah! These are right up my alley. Anything with chocolate and peanut butter is irresistible in my book!

Inger @ Art of Natural Liivng

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Such a great flavor combo. And I love mini-desserts!

Hezzi-D

Sunday 8th of December 2019

These are such a fun combination of brownies and peanut butter! My husband and son would love them.

Wendy Klik

Sunday 8th of December 2019

PB and chocolate are a marriage made in heaven., Love these little bite size beauties.

School Lunch Menu Plan Week 5 • Family Around the Table

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

[…] and to include a treat with lunch. It’s difficult to put a frosted cupcake into a lunch so my mini peanut butter filled brownie cupcakes are a good choice. Because they are mini, you can add two for an extra special […]

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