Mini Brownies With Mini Reese’s Cups Inside
Updated: Apr 27, 2019
Tasty little two-bite brownies with a secret mini Reese’s cup in the middle, what more could you ask for?
Make sure you don't fill your muffin wells all the way to the top because these do rise a little bit, and if they're overfilled they'll be a lot harder to get out of the muffin pan. I found the easiest way to get them out of the tin is to use a butter knife to slightly break the suction between the brownie and the pan, then rotate the brownie - once it turns freely it should be easy to get out.
This recipe makes 24 mini brownies, so if you only have one mini muffin pan then you can either halve the recipe or just bake your brownies in 2 batches - the batter will be fine sitting on the counter while the first batch bakes and cools.
Makes 24 mini brownies
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
24 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups (+ more for snacking)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 mini muffin pans (wells and tops).
In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder and stir.
Cut butter into pieces in a microwave safe bowl then heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time, until melted.
Whisk cocoa powder into melted butter, then add sugar and vanilla and whisk until fully combined. Add eggs one at a time and whisk until fully incorporated.
Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined.
Put a small amount of batter, about 2 tsp, into each well of the mini muffin pans. Put one mini Reese’s cup into each well and press down on it gently so it sinks into the batter.
Put about 1 tsp of brownie batter over each Reese’s cup and use the back of a spoon to smooth it out slightly.
Bake for 11-13 minutes. Tops should not have any wiggle to them when you take them out. Rest muffin trays on cooling rack and let cool at least 15 minutes before removing (if they’re too warm when you try to take the brownies out, the tops may separate).