Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

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Servings: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1   18 1/2 ounce package Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie mix
1   12-ounce package peanut butter chips or 24 miniature peanut butter cups





Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 24 regular muffin cups with paper cupcake liners.

Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions for cakelike brownies.  Fill the cups half full with brownie batter.  Place about 1 tablespoon peanut butter chips in the center of the batter, or press 1 peanut butter cup into the batter in each muffin cup until the batter meets the top edge of the peanut butter cup.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the cupcakes are set.  When they can be handled safely, remove them from the muffin tins and let cool completely on wire racks.  Store in an airtight container.

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These brownie cups are easy to make, inexpensive, and loved by everyone. I have made them probably 50 times. They are great to take to parties, etc with no need to plates and forks. I make only abouy 15-18 because I make them bigger. I try to keep these few ingredients on hand to any last minute need for a great desert. Can't mess up making these and who doesn't like brownies.

By Donna on January 27, 2013


These are great! My family and myself loved them! Thank you so much Paula!

By Katie on December 16, 2011


Hello! I love paula, wondering if anyone can help me. Was a recipe for peanut butter cupcakes with reese's cup inside and peanut butter icing that I LOVED, and can no longer find. Anyone have it handY? Moriah

By Moriah on December 01, 2011


Hello! I had a recipe from paula for peanut butter cupcakes with a reese's peanut butter cup in it, with a dense, yummy peanut butter icing..everybody loved them, and now i can't find the recipe again!! Can anybody help me out? Thanks! Moriah

By Moriah on November 28, 2011


These are the greatest! They are always a hit, quick and easy to make, and they are great to take places - no need for utensils or plates. Have made them at least 20times. I make only about 15-18 because I make them bigger.

By Donna on September 09, 2011


OMG AMAZING!!!!! I love you PAULA! :D

By jassy on April 22, 2011


This recipe was sooooooo easy! But more importantly, it was super good! I used Reeses' Peanut Butter cups. I will definitely be making these again!

By Anonymous on March 01, 2010


I love this recipe and have been making it before I saw it here on Paula's website. Just had to comment that I started making mine with Rolo's in them and now they disappear even faster than before. Everyone loves them!

By Anonymous on February 05, 2010


Easy and one of the most popular with my family. YUM!!! Thanks Paula smile

By Anonymous on November 05, 2009


So easy, inexpensive and yummy. They are a hit wherever I bring them!

By AnnabelleL on May 13, 2009

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