Brownie Candy Cups

You just can’t beat chocolate and peanut butter. These are some treats I made for work. Hope they like them… I did!

Brownie Candy Cups

Brownie Candy Cups
Yield: 30 candy cups

Brownie Candy Cups

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 package Duncan Hines Chocolate Lovers Double Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 30 mini Reeses cups unwrapped
  • 1 Box Reynolds 2-inch aluminum foil mini cups for muffins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and place 30 foil liners on baking sheet.
  2. Combine brownie mix, contents from fudge packet in mix, eggs, water and oil. Stir with spoon until well blended. (about 50 strokes)
  3. Fill each foil liner with 2 tablespoons of batter.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes and remove from oven.
  5. Immediately push 1 Reeses in center of each "brownie cupcake" until even with surface of the batter.
  6. Bake 5-7 minutes longer.
  7. Cool 5-10 minutes in pan and then move to cooling rack to cool completely.

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75 comments on “Brownie Candy Cups”

  1. Aren’t these so yummy!
    I usually add a couple of swirls of peanut butter to the tops of the brownies.
    Glad to see someone else likes peanut butter and chocolate.

  2. Going to make these this afternoon for a co-workers birthday, I will let you know how it goes

  3. Baking these now…varied it a little by putting an oreos on the bottom first.

  4. Baking these now…varied it a little by putting an oreos on the bottom first.

  5. Do you use two eggs even if the box of brownie mix I am using calls for only one egg?

  6. Oh Bakerella, i just love your blog! You are so wonderfully creative and your cake pops are the most adorable things i have ever seen! The only appeal could possibly think of, is the cake mixes you use in your recipies. See, i live in Denmark, and it is such a pity, when i see one of your exeptional recipies, it is so sad, that you use products, that we dont have here in Denmark. It would be absolutely fabulous if you could maybe come up with some of your best recipies for the basics you use in your cakes? I am having a hard time finding good, basic recipies! For example these brownies, cool whip or such things? I would be forever grateful!

  7. These were great!! I tried York peppermint patties instead of peanut butter cups, they were delicious.

  8. I made these yesterday and they turned out delicious !! Thank you for the idea ! They came out a bit scary so I covered them with melted chocolate and everybody went crazy over them! Thanks for the recipe !

  9. The cupcake liners sometimes come together as paper and foil. If your store doesn’t carry them, just ask. Most markets are happy to order for you.

  10. The picture looks like there is caramel on top. Is there?

  11. DEEEELICIOUS! gotta try these yummy cups:)

  12. Hey Bakerelle….I am joining from Germany…Thank yyou for all you crazy ideas. I always try to test everything and my family and friends really enjoy it.

    The problem is that we don’t have all ingredients you use =(
    But still I am loving this page …. Thank you for that

  13. I just made these with peppermint patties instead of the peanut butter cups – omg – amazing! I cut one pattie in half and stuck it down in the brownie and them topped it off with a whole one.

  14. Great recipe and directions! Thank you!!! I made half with the chocolate mini Reese’s and the remaining with the white chocolate mini Reese’s. The white was such a nice contrast – especially for a white/brown theme dessert display.

  15. I couldn’t find the cup either so my 9 yr old daughter and I made our own cups out of foil.

  16. I made these and the cheesecake bars for thanksgiving. Everyone loved both extremely well. The only thing is I put them in the fridge after. It was a tiny bit hard to peel the foil liner off after being cold. No biggie. I’m just going to pull off the liners first next time. They’re super easy when warm.

  17. Just made these and they are wonderful. I always check your site when I’m going to have company over and when I clicked the brownie link these just “spoke” to me. Thank you for taking the time to post all these wonderful treats!!

  18. I made these the other night in preparation for my holiday platters…These are soooo good! He kept saying I should make bigger versions of them because he has to eat 5 of the little ones. haha.

  19. Making these right now for mother in law’s birthday! Can’t wait to try one and for her to enjoy them! They look super yummy!

  20. How do you make the caramel topping for these?

  21. My daughter and i just drooooollled @ the Brownie Candy Cups .Weve itching to make them, but being from South Africa we have no idea what “Reeces Cups ” are. please xplain so we can adapt to similiar product here in South Africa.

  22. ^Oh, I just realized that the foil cups I used were foil on the outside, paper on the inside. That’s probably why they stuck. I imagine all-foil cups would be fine without the spray.

  23. I just made a batch of these, and they were AMAZING right out of the oven. I used 2″ foil cups, but they were store brand, and filled them to about a quarter inch from the top. Yield was about 40. The only thing I would do differently next time is perhaps lightly spray the foil cups with cooking spray, because the brownies are pretty sticky.

    Awesome recipe!

  24. Making for a party

  25. OMG I LOVEEEEE these. I am a college student, and I swear, they have become our apartment regular. For birthdays, for celebrations… or when we just feel like something sweet :)

    You’re awesome Bakerella!

  26. I just found your website tonight.And gotta say I absolutely love it!!!I can’t wait to try some of your recipes.I am going to make these for my Valentines day cookie tray I am brining into work…I just made a website myself and I will post pictures of them when I make them…It’s still a work in progress but you should definitely check it out sometime!

  27. I just made these with regular size baking cups and they are fantastic!! Very moist and for chocolate lovers!

  28. Christine,
    I would be interested in your gluten-free version if you have success.

  29. Ok it’s Tue evening, I’m letting the little morsels cool right now, but my question is, how (if the last) do I store them until Friday?
    Thanks, Cher

  30. making these gluten-free as we speak! Let’s see how they turn out (Betty Crocker mix ftw!).

  31. I first started making these over a year ago when we were trying to sell our house. The first time we put them out for a showings, that person bid and bought the house.


  32. I’ve made these using dove chocolate filled w/ caramel…LOVED IT. also used heath toffee bits w/ the dove caramel and the reese’s. Oh, I also tried it with the turtle candy; each one was delicious!

  33. These are so delicious. I used a betty crocker mix instead and it yielded 68 mini brownies. I also used the paper cups and it held up it’s form just fine.

    I put andes mints in some as well (instead of the PB cups) and they are delicious too.

    Thanks for such a great recipe. They are definitely a crowd pleaser.

  34. I am making these, your lemon bars and mini cherry cheesecakes for a bake sale to benifit Cookies For Kids Cancer! Thanks for the recipies!!

  35. I made these with my kids using a regular size muffin tin… same baking instructions. WOW! yummy!

  36. I just made these for my daughter’s graduation party. Everyone loved them! Several guests asked for the recipe for their parties. Great idea and sooo easy to make. Thanks!

  37. hi
    i have a ghiradelli triple chocolate brownie mix, do I use the same ingredients and bake time? many thanks.

  38. Just made these with 1.25 inch paper cups and a mini muffin pan. I had a left over banana from breakfast and i love banana/chocolate/peanut butter combo so i put a small slice in some of the papers before i poured the brownie mix in. Ill let you know how it goes.

  39. So I made these for my brother-in-law’s birthday. There was 4 of us, and I thought to myself, “well I will just bring whatever is left over to work” but 4 of us ate all of them. They were absolutely addicting and wonderful. Really simple to make as well!

  40. I am a brownie fanatic. Really. My mission in life, as of now, is to find as many interesting brownie recipes as possible and make them. So, I found your website which is absolutely adorable and checked out your brownie recipes. I made the brownie candy cups and loved them! However, with the batter amount given, I was only able to make 20 good-sized candy cups. In the future, I would love to try Reeces Pieces in the middle…other different kinds of candy would be fun to experiment with. Thank you so much for the tasty recipe!

  41. This was one of the first things I fould on your blog and it looked so complicated and I would never be able to do it but after reading your recipe I was so surprised! I love mkaing things that are easier then they appear.

  42. my mom makes these every year at our annual Christmas cookie party! Soo good!

  43. I made these and my friends loved them..Thanks for the recipe =)

  44. I want to make these and sell them for a fundraiser for the March of Dimes.(A very dear charirty to my heart) Any idea how much you would suggest to charge?

  45. I’ve been making these with Rolo cups (Caramilk cups would surely do the same Nitika) – the only difference is that the caramel starts to caramelize even more. I didn’t know the trick about partly cooking them before inserting the cup, I’ll be sure to try it that way. I don’t usually leave it level but sink it into the middle of the brownie, though I like the idea of them being level. I’ll most definitely try these with the Reese’s cups. I’m also intrigued by terry’s cookie idea! Great blog, thanks for sharing everything!!!

  46. what did you use for the cameral on top of them

  47. humm that looks really good!

  48. Ok, soooo… I just made these in big cupcake liners with big reese cups & OH MY! My life will never be the same. If my size 0 britches don’t fit me soon, Bakerella, it is ALL your fault for these yummy things!!! I love them. I can’t for my son to carry these to school tomorrow… Happy Birthday to my little man!

  49. Nikita and andrea – go for it. love to hear how they work for you.

  50. Holy Cow these are good! So easy too!

  51. I am going to try these with my Debbie Meyer cupcake genius pan. I have been trying to find some new recipes to use with it and this one looks like it would be delicious.

  52. Just wanted to say thank you for all of the hard work that goes into creating/maintaining your blog. I just made these candy cups for a large crowd over the weekend and they were a big hit. I couldnt find the exact size foil cups..mine were a tad smaller and they baked a bit quicker!
    I was thinking about ‘stuffing’ them with Cella’s liquid cherry chocolates the next you think that mite work?
    I look forward to each one of your posts with excitement every day.

  53. Do you think these would work with caramilk cups instead of reese cups? I’m baking with some nut allergies in mind

  54. Made these a couple days ago (found your site through PW). These are fantastic! Hubby and the kids drooled and waited ever so patiently for them to come out of the oven. We’ll try to make them last a couple days.

  55. Hi, I’ve been making these for years. Everyone that likes chocolate and peanut butter cups LOVE this. I have always used regular sized aluminum muffin tins and mini reeses. I cook them the package time and have the reeses unwrapped and ready. When you take them out of the oven start pressing them in each cup cake until they are level, do it fast. No need to put it back in the oven.

  56. I made these last night…. and just finished a few for breakfast… so bad! but oh so good!! thanks for this receipe!

  57. these look so yummy as well… i make my friend’s peanut butter version. take any peanut butter cookie recipe, (or box mix) and cook in mini muffin pan. when it comes out of the oven, before removing from pan, push a mini reese’s peanut butter cup down into the cookie (ends up like a small peanut butter pie, with the cookie acting as the crust)

  58. Janine – if you don’t use the foil cups, then you should place them in a mini muffin tray. the foil liners don’t need a tray because they are sturdy enough.

  59. Do you have to use foil cups or can they be the paper ones?

  60. Ok, so you do all this AND you work too? Way to go girl, you are wonderwoman…

  61. I just made these today! They turned out great- even though I was scared to try them since I didn’t have the exact items. I used regular sized cupcake liners, filling them about 1/3 full, then baking 15 min, then squishing a normal size reeses into the top, and then baking 5 more minutes. turned out great and tastes SOO good. Thanks so much Bakerella!!

  62. Stephanie – correct. The aluminum wrappers are sturdy enough so I can place them right on the baking sheet. You can also bake more of them at one time that way.

  63. These look so good. I have a question from step 2.

    2. Place 30 foil liners on baking sheet

    Does this mean you don’t actually put the cupcake wrappers in a cupcake tin? You just set them on a cookie sheet?

  64. These look so great! I am determined to dedicate an entire weekend to trying recipes I’ve found on your blog. And then of course eating the results :)

  65. Melissa – I have found them at Publix and Kroger. They can be hard to find, so when I see them in stock, I ususally grab a few boxes.

    Here's a pic of the box. However, imagine it in foil. Not green.

  66. Where do you get the foil cups? I have tried my local supermarkets and Michaels but can only find the paper with foil on the outside. Thanks!

  67. Red Geranium Cottage – Thanks a bunch

    jennifer – Hey, the bigger the better, right! Glad you liked them.

  68. i have an awesome homemade brownie recipe, so i adapted it for these. I also used the bigger cups–they were out of the mini ones. I had to cook them for 15 minutes, insert the peanut butter cups, and cook for 5 more.

    They were delicious! I love your blog!!

  69. I’ve just found your blog and OMG does it ever make me hungry. I’ve got to try several of your great ideas. Love your blog.

  70. Chloe – You may need to adjust cooking times, but I think that will be ok.

  71. Hi Bakerella. I am about to make these, but I bought 2.5 inch PAPER cups instead.. I hope that’ll be alright?

    Also, I bought the regular Reese’s PB cups instead of the mini ones.. but I’ll be cutting them up. I hope they look as good as yours. =\

    Please reply soon!

  72. Wow, the only thing I can think of is that your aluminum cups were too large. They should be the mini 2″ ones because I always get 30. They are made by Reynolds and come in a small box.

  73. I just made these.
    They only made 16 though? 2T per
    They look soooo good. My son is waiting for them to cool to test for me : )
    Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!!

  74. You should try these. They are so yummy!

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