Peanut Butter Brownie Bites


Get your “fat girl” pants on for this post! Brownies meet cake balls and team up with a little peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

For Father’s Day we wanted to treat dad to something we knew he’d love (brownies and peanut butter) and I also wanted something easy to make and eat.

Ding dong!…….enter, Peanut Butter Brownie bites! If you’re life is busy, or your just feeling lazy, but craving something decadent and chocolatey, look no further. I’m not going to lie to you, your hips will LOVE them. So enjoy the caloric guilt for one day and make these!! Just be sure to share some, so you don’t eat them all!

Supplies for making Brownie Bites

Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix

Wilton Peanut Butter Candy Melts

Wilton Ceramic Candy Melting bowls (I just got these and LOVE them)

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites


  • 1 prepared batch of your favorite brownies
  • 1/3 can chocolate frosting
  • 14 oz bag Wilton Peanut Butter Candy Melts
  • 1-2 Tablespoons shortening


  1. Removed cooled brownies from pan and crumble into large bowl.
  2. Add 1/3 can of chocolate frosting, use hands to mix until combined
  3. roll into one inch balls.
  4. Place brownie balls on parchment lined pan and place in the freezer for 20 minutes, or refrigerator for an hour.
  5. Melt candy melts with a little shortening to thin.
  6. Dip brownie balls into peanut butter candy, and return to parchment lined sheet.
  7. Place in refrigerator to speed hardening time.
  8. Drizzle with white or chocolate candy melts to garnish.


I was able to get 34 cake balls out of 1 brownie mix (makes 8×8 or 9×9 pan).

I like to work with half the brownie balls and candy melts at a time, leaving the other half of the balls chilling in the refrigerator. You could leave the frosting out, the brownies were moist enough to make balls, but adding the frosting made much smoother balls, and the finished bites were more “fudge/truffle” like.

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** red and white paper straws from Sweet Baking Supply

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. You had me at the picture. Then you had to go and add peanut butter. I’ll forget I read “fat girl pants” as I make these…

  2. Cheryl, these look SO amazing! And totally worth the calories. I think these will be fun to make with my kiddos this summer. Have a wonderful start to your week!!

  3. wow Cheryl – this is a homerun; good thing i’m outta p’nut butter . . .

  4. Oh these look amazing!!! Wonderful idea to coat them in peanut butter!

  5. This is like a dream come true. I don’t care if it is June I’m breaking out the sweatpants.

  6. Oh my my husband would love these. One day I’m hoping to like peanut butter besides on my toast

  7. I’m pregnant so I always have my fat pants on:) Love this recipe!

  8. Oh me, I know what I’m making this week. 🙂

  9. Cheryl, these look decadent & fabulous!

  10. Looks amazing!! I love brownie bites, and using PB candy melts is such a great idea!!

  11. Going through my closet and pulling out a week’s worth of fat pants for these!

  12. Oh boy, adding peanut butter to brownie pops was next on my list:) Now I see that I need to make them SOONER than later! They look way too good! Fantastic photo too!

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  14. These sound amazingly decadent.

  15. These look so tasty! Great recipe, thanks for sharing.

  16. These look delicious. Peanut butter and chocolate are my all time favorites.

  17. peanut butter and brownies – now you are talking my language, sista! I love coming up with stuff like this. love the photos, Cheryl!

  18. Where did you get those beautiful fun straws from?

  19. These look amazing!

    I don’t bake with shortening. What would be a good alternative? Thanks!

  20. Awesomeness in a ball, Cheryl! Wow these look fantastic and love the mash-up!

  21. Yum!!! These look so delicious!

  22. Oh my goodness!!! These look wonderful. Thanks!!

  23. I’m loving these little brownie nibblers. Love your pics too, Cheryl!

  24. It can’t get any better!! they look delicious!

  25. I think I’m going to try these for my son’s teachers. I may be calling you tomorrow!!!

  26. Yup, these are definitely going to be hard to resist!

  27. Ooo….these sound amazing! I bet they are *dangerous!* 😉

  28. Oooh those look so great! I’m going to make them this weekend after I can go grocery shopping to get everything. I’ve made cookie dough truffles and cake truffles but was looking for an idea for brownie truffles and now HERE IT IS!!! YAY!

    Thanks for the idea!!

  29. wow, these look so amazing. what a great idea, never thought of peanut butter brownie bites. 🙂

  30. I love this twist on cake balls!

  31. OH my gosh… these look SO GOOD!

  32. They look delicious and your blog is so beautiful! I’m so happy I found it 🙂

  33. Wow! Seriosuly delicious looking! Thank you!

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  35. You should have named these Bernie butter bites! Seriously, your photos get beter and better and better. You really encourage me!!!

  36. Oh my…I need about 50 of those stashed at my desk for mid-day snacks 🙂 I am such a sucker for anything with peanut butter and chocolate.

  37. Wow… These look super good. I would absolutely eat the whole batch if I made these. I may have to pretend I never saw them… Though, I can assure you, that won’t be easy!

  38. Hi there- found you through Skip to my Lou’s hop and am a new follower. This sounds so yummy! They do not use peanut butter in any treats where we live! I might have to make these to get my fix…I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa

    Have a great week!

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  40. Oh my these look so good..can’t wait to try them. They also look so much prettier than my brownie pops…lol

  41. Heavens – I have to make these for the Reese’s King. I haven’t made any pops/balls/bites yet, but I’ll give it a go for him.

    He’s worth it 😉

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  43. Made them for a party and they were wonderful! Thanks!

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  45. Really awesome and tasty, thx for great recipe!

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