Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Brownie Buttons (TWD)


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Jayma of Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen: Brownie Buttons. They are these adorable little brownies made in mini muffin pans. Only problem was that I don't have mini muffin pans and did not want to go out and buy them just for this recipe.


So I made these in a regular sized muffin pan instead, and ended up with four regular sized brownies. I have to say that making brownies this way so easy and convenient - no need to slice them when you're done, and there is a great ratio of crispy edge to soft fudgey middle. No need for a special edge pan! The prep time was literally 5 minutes, and then they were in the oven - easiest brownie recipe ever!


Since my brownie "buttons" were so large, I "frosted" them instead of dipping them. I put melted white chocolate on half of them, and melted peanut butter chips on the other half. These had a nice crisp edge around them but they were soft and fudgey in the middle. My husband and I both loved these - our only complaint was that the recipe only yielded four! I would definitely recommend making a double batch if you try this.


Thanks Jayma, for picking this recipe, I will definitely be making it again - it may be my go-to brownie recipe from now on simply because it is so simple and easy! If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you check out the TWD Blogroll, to see how everyone else enjoyed this chocolatey treat.

* Recipes notes:
- I baked my brownies in a regular muffin pan and they were done after 21 minutes.
- Wrapped airtight, these will keep in the freezer for 2 months.
- For tips, click here.

31 comments:

  1. My husband loves the brownie edges. These would be a hit with him. Love the two different frostings.

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  2. Good to know that they worked in a regular muffin tin, too! And what a genius idea to use PB chips! YUM!

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  3. Your brownies look so pretty! I liked the individual size too - they are so much neater looking than brownies cut from a square pan.

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  4. Ooooh I'm trying this next time I make brownies!

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  5. Yum these look great! Little popable snacks!

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  6. loving the variation in colors. a job well done!

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  7. Figures this would be a hit and it only makes four, right?! Now if you didn't like it you'd have a boat load.

    Your frosting job is excellent. Perfectly swirled!
    ~ingrid

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  8. Great idea - I didn't even think to make them in regular muffin pans but they look terrific! I really liked these too.

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  9. Sounds delicious Jaime. Brownie baked in muffin pans, how interesting is that. I guess it making it look more attractive.

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  10. Miss perfect brownie bite has been voted off! ...and you won! LOL

    Like I said... simply perfect buttons, Jaime!

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  11. Wow, they look fantastic! I wouldn't have thought to try melting peanut butter chips to frost them... great idea!

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  12. Great job. I could go for making them bigger! ;) Love the pb, too!

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  13. All the brownies look delicious.

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  14. I like the PB frosting. Your "buttons" look great!

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  15. as usual, nicely done. i would be tempted to smash one of each together and shove the whole thing into my mouth. :)

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  16. Even making the tiny buttons you should double the recipe!! These were gone in seconds. Love your frosting! The dipping didn't quite work for me :)

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  17. I have already bookmarked this, but then I looked at your little brownie pics at the bottom...and now I am confused as to which one to try first!!!

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  18. I love your frosting choices! These look delicious!

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  19. Those look just delicious. Perfect for a little dessert and then after dessert snack. ;-)

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  20. Love the full size cupcake!!! And the peanut butter frostin sounds so perfect with the brownie.

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  21. Can I come over to your house?!? :)

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  22. That's so cute, how they make only 4 muffin sized brownies! I guess that's a good thing if you're watching your calories... or not since I might eat all of them in one sitting...
    Your Brownie Buttons look great! I like the size of them and the frostings sound delish!

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  23. Good to know these can be made in a regular muffin pan because no one can eat just one button, and yours look perfect.

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  24. these look great..and baking them in a regular sized muffin tin would have been a perfect single serving (instead of the four babies i shoved into my mouth at once!).

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  25. These look great! I think that's the most attractive white chocolate I've seen this week! I had no edge whatsoever on mine, which is one of the reasons I wasn't blown away by these. I had high hopes for the edge to inner ratio. Well, I'm glad yours was successful and that you enjoyed these!

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  26. I love your brownie buttons and the frosting looks delicious!

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  27. Nice brownies, I went with the large size too.

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  28. I am always up for a brownie! Love the little ones!

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