Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cups

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Cake-like brownies baked with peanut butter cups, then topped with chocolate, peanut butter chips, and sprinkles! Grab a glass of milk and let’s start this party!!

Decadent Brownie Cupcakes with a Reece's Peanut Butter Cup

The summer months are busy with birthday celebrations at my office! I think about half of my co-workers were born in July! Although we never seem to have a shortage of goodies in the break room, I wanted to make a homemade cake to show my appreciation for the support they have given me in the office, and in my kitchen 🙂

Cake? Where? What cake?

<hold, please>

Brownie Cupcakes

For awhile, I had a bake sale every couple of weeks to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, while training to run a marathon with Team in Training, and my co-workers were always super supportive!

During that time, squeezing in extra hours baking for the sale was a challenge, so after I met my monetary goal for the team, I gave up baking in mass.

Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cups

Cake.

I’ve started to really miss those baking frenzy days and was looking forward to creating a big ‘ole cake!

The day I planned to bake was another active day. I started my morning with a SUPER early run with my buddies, and then worked all day, headed to the grocery store to stock our refrigerator, made dinner. You may have a similar routine. I was pooped! I thought if I took a quick cat nap, I would revive, and get in bake-o-rama mode for a few hours.

My nap turned into a two hour hard snooze!!

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Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cups
 
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Cake-like brownies baked with a Peanut Butter Cup, then topped with chocolate, peanut butter chips, and sprinkles!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
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  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with liners sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Follow Cake-like instructions on the package of brownie mix. Fill each muffin with batter. Top with a peanut buter cup. Bake for 25 minutes or as instructed on package. Let cook completely. Put in the freezer for 10 minutes. Remove and add prepared magic chocolate shell topping, then top with peanut butter chips and sprinkles. Put back in the freezer for 10 minutes. Remove and enjoy!

NO CAKE!

I kind of panicked when I woke up, but do you know what awesome creations you can make with a little help? Start with a box of your favorite brownie or cake mix, spruce it up by adding homemade ingredients or just present it in a different way.

How does brownies cupcakes with peanut butter cups, topped with a homemade magic chocolate shell sound?!

Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cups

Brownies were always the first to sell at my bake sales, so I went with a the crowd pleaser and it turned it into celebratory brownie cupcakes!

Once fancied up, it looked like these were purchased from a bakery!

Still craving more brownie recipes? These Salted Dulce De Leche Brownies from The Chef Next Door will knock your socks off 😉

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11 Comments on Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cups

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    August 18, 2013

    Hi Sandra!
    I’m so happy to be catching up with the foodie affair after a busy summer. I love this cupcake recipe…something I’d love to try for when my boys have friends over or for a birthday celebration (we do love the chocolate-peanut butter combo in this house).

    Congratulations on your fundraising efforts on behalf on the Leukemia & Lymphom Society. My mum is a 7-year survivor and I appreciate all the effort people go to raise money in order to find cures for these cancers.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Allison

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      Sandra says:
      August 19, 2013

      Allison, I’m so glad to see you here! I’ve checked your site to see if I somehow got off the notification list. I hope you are back on the blog, I’ve missed your postings!
      It makes me so happy to hear about the survivors of cancer like your mum 🙂 It’s a privilege to contribute to an organization like the eLeukemia & Lymphoma Society. Cheers! ~Sandra

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    August 18, 2013

    Oh yes! brownie and peanut butter cups and with pre-made mixes sounds nice and easy and perfect to satisfy my teenagers sweet tooth. Take care, BAM

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    August 20, 2013

    These are gorgeous, girl. Seriously amazing!!! You know I love my sprinkles. And I wish I was your co-worker!!!

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      Sandra says:
      August 21, 2013

      Thanks Heather, the original sprinkle queen 🙂

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    Heather says:
    October 11, 2013

    I love all your recipes. The red velvet cream cheese cake I think is my favourite. Thank you so much for all the recipes.

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      Sandra says:
      October 11, 2013

      Thank you so much for the comment, Heather! So sweet of you. You made my day 🙂

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    April 9, 2014

    These look absolutely wonderful!! Chocolate and peanut butter HEAVEN!! #Divine Dessert

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      April 10, 2014

      Hi Mary! Sometimes the simplest recipes come to be favorites! Brownies and peanut butter are a match, that’s for sure!

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