Monday, April 11, 2011

Brownie Cups

It is so nice to have daughters that just taken it upon themselves to bake at a moment's notice.  Yesterday my youngest did just that.  She wandered out into the kitchen with a cookbook in hand.  A short while later, this is what was cooling on my kitchen table:

Ahhhh, what a treat they have been.  The recipe actually calls for peanut butter chips; however, not only did we not have any on hand, but peanut butter things really aren't my husband's favorite so we substituted chocolate chips. 

Brownie Cups
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs
3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg) peanut butter chips (or any chips of your choice), divided

Heat oven to 350 deg. F.  Line 18 standard size muffin cups with paper or foil bake cups.

Place butter in large microwave-safe bowl and microwave at high 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted.  Stir in sugar and vanilla.  Add eggs; beat well.  Add cocoa and beat until well blended.  Add flour, baking powder and salt and beat well.  Stir in 1 1/3 cups flavored chips.  Divide batter evenly into muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup of chips.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until surface is firm.  Cool completely in pan on wire rack.



Unknown said...

THANKS for the great recipe! I am a big fan of muffins! So I will give them a try!!! Congrats to your blog!!!kisses!

Kathy said...

Oh I much prefer chocolate chips! Will try your recipe one day!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your brownie cups look YUMMY, Monica. Have one for me ;o)

Enjoy the new week xxxx

Leontien said...

Hmmmm looks yummy!


Libbie said...

Ooooo I am glad I don't have those here! I would eat WAYYY to many! I will just gaze at yours :) I do think treats are even more special when you don't make them yourself!

koralee said...

These look amazing my know me and treats...I will make these for sure. Thank you sweet daughter for me. hugs.

Sheila said...

I think I would like these with peanut butter chips. I actually had the opposite problem today; I went to make something with chocolate chips and only had peanut butter chips!

Tammy said...

Those look wonderful! I look forward to the day when my daughter is doing the baking, mabye she'll be a better baker than her mother. ;-)

Being Inspired said...

Awesome recipe! Thanks a million! Just made some and added some strawberries inside. Delicious. :)