Saturday, May 19, 2012

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bites

I am almost certain that ,thanks to Pinterest, I can pull off almost anything on a moments notice.

Or at least I think I can.  On that note, the biggest problem that I see with Pinterest, is that so many people are on it.  I mean when you think you are all creative and make something to go to a party, people will say 'oh, I saw that on Pinterest'.  Sort of takes a little something away. 

Anyway, we were invited to a pool party last night.  Whenever we are invited anywhere, the biggest dilemma I have is making sure there will be food that will be safe for String Beane's allergies.  I had the dinner part all planned out, but dessert had escaped my attentions.  Enter Pinterest.

I saw this post by Cookies and Cups and thought it would be easily adapted for milk allergies.  I pinned it. So, about 2 hours before the party started, I started working on a dessert to take. 

I made these cute little Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bites.  They were GOOD!.  They were simple and they were fast.  And, I made them without milk!

One box of Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge brownie mix and ingredients called for on the box. (This is milk free)
1/2 cup butter, room temp (1 stick) (I used Fleishmann's unsalted margarine - milk free)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk (you can add more if your prefer a creamier frosting) (I used Almond milk)

Optional Garnish of chopped peanuts and chocolate syrup.

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix up your brownie mix according to package directions.
Line a mini muffin pan with pretty cupcake liners and give it a spray with cooking spray.
I used a cookie scoop to fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
Bake for 12 minutes.  I wanted these to be a little gooey, so do not over cook.
Allow to cool for about 10 minutes and then move them to a cooling rack and let completely cool.

While the brownies are cooling, make your frosting.
Dump the margarine, peanut butter, powdered sugar and almond milk in a bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth and fluffy.  Add more milk if you needed to make the frosting the consistency that you like. 

When the brownies are cool, pipe some frosting on the top of each one and look at your pretty work.

Garnish with some chopped peanuts and a drizzle of Hershey's Syrup.   If you have any leftovers, store them in the fridge. 

Take one more look at them.

They are so good.  Make yourself some. 

I am linking up with Metamorphosis Monday, Allergy Free Wednesday and these other Awesome Parties.


  1. My little boy would flip for these! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  2. How yummy looking! My little boys would love these but I think my hubby the most!;)

  3. They look delicious! I also love your blog header! I'm your newest follower!

  4. Oh, I love chocolate and peanut butter. This looks so yummy!

  5. Oh this looks delicious! I would love for you to share this at my link party

  6. This looks simple and delicious! We'd love for you to link up with us for Tasty Tuesday over at!

  7. These cupcakes look fantastic.
    I'd love to eat a few myself

  8. I know how you feel about being "called out" with a recipe or something from Pinterest. It's kinda a buzz kill :). These look awesome. Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

  9. Oh my goodness. These look SO good. Anything with chocolate and peanut butter, sign us up! :) Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff" Saturday! We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

  10. Hi Mamie,
    Great combination, Brownies and Peanut Butter, a winner every time! Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Hi,

    I’ve started My Sweet Party, where I every month host a party with a theme (MAY theme is CHOCOLATE). The party is ongoing the entire duration of the month and then I will choose my top three favourites and feture those blogs. I would LOVE you to join My Sweet Party!

    The last day to link up for May is the 31st of May.


  12. I love Cookies & Cups and you did a beautiful job with those delicious brownie bites! I know what you mean about Pinterest. It is a fabulous source for instant inspiration, but hearing "Oh, I saw that on Pinterest" can be a bit of a buzzkill.


  13. these look soooo good!!!! I'll be sure to try them for my granddaughters school. Thanks