So I was watching the Barefoot Contessa the other day and she was making dishes of recipes from her past. One of her creations was peanut swirl brownies, from scratch of course, and the recipe just looked too good. While at the grocery store at 6:15a.m. on Wednesday I spied some decorative mini cupcake liners and thought “now I have to have those” and I bought them.
So what I did was take Ina’s brownie recipe (minus the peanut butter) and pipe it into the bottom 1/3 of these mini cupcake liners. Next I used a pastry bag to drop in little mounds of organic peanut butter (not the processed kind). Lastly I topped the peanut butter layer with another layer of brownie batter. And then for the fun of it I also made a batch with halved mint Andes candies in the centers instead of peanut butter.
I had to adjust the baking time that was outlined in the original recipe. I think that the brownie bites were a fairly big hit. I heard a few moans coming from the consumers and I didn’t see anybody eat just one. The recipe is here in case you’d like to try it.