Transform regular brownie ingredients into cute, personal-sized bites with this Healthy Peanut Butter Brownie Bites recipe. Made with the ultimate pb x chocolate combo, these bites are nothing short of satisfying.
The ultimate healthy brownies
Since I was a kid, my sweet tooth has never been tamed! I’m a fan of it all – cookies, brownies, cakes… if it’s a chocolate dessert, I probably like it. I learned to control my sweet tooth as I got older, but I am still very much a chocolate lover at heart!
However, I began to experiment with healthier baking ingredients and quickly learned that you can make healthy treats and desserts that are just as good as the “real” recipes! So today, we’re baking up healthy peanut butter brownie bites.
One of my all-time favorite desserts, these little treats take what I say is the best flavor combo (peanut butter and chocolate) and wrap it up into individual little mini muffin sized bites that are suitable as a quick snack or kid-sized dessert!
Ingredients in chocolate peanut butter brownie bites
Healthy brownie bites are made with classic ingredients that adopt a healthy twist. If you’ve experimented with my recipes in the past, many of these ingredients will look familiar to you: coconut sugar, almond flour, etc.!
- Eggs: First thing’s first: the eggs. For these bites, you’ll need 3.
- Coconut sugar: Next, we’ll use 3/4 cup of coconut sugar to sweeten things up and make these brownie bites swoon-worthy.
- Coconut oil: To help the dry ingredients bind together, coconut oil is the name of the game! You’ll need 1/2 cup, melted.
- Peanut butter: Next up is 1/3 cup of all natural peanut butter. You can use regular, but all natural versions are the best!
- Vanilla: To get that classic baked good taste, you need 1 tsp of vanilla.
- Almond flour: Next, almond flour fluffs things up. Use 1/2 cup.
- Cocoa powder: We’ll add more rich chocolate flavor by including 1/4 cup of cocoa powder.
- Baking powder: To help everything bake properly, drop in 1/2 tsp of baking powder.
- Salt: Add a dash of salt in the amount of 1/4 tsp.
- Chocolate chips: Finally, throw in 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips, and you’re golden!
- For topping: More chocolate and peanut butter is always a good idea. I recommend sprinkling more chocolate chips and peanut butter on the top of the bites before baking!
Everything you’ll need to make these treats
Brownie bites are made using normal mixing materials, in addition to a mini muffin tin. Of course, you can always bake this batter regular brownie-style, but where’s the fun in that?! With a mini muffin tin, these brownies are bite-sized and perfect as a quick snack.
You will need the following sized cups for measuring: 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 3/4 cup.
How to make healthy peanut butter brownie bites
Brownie bites are just as easy to make as regular brownies. The only difference is the baking container! For these we will use a mini muffin tin rather than a large dish, because that’s what makes these “bites!” In total, you only need about 10 minutes of prep time.
To begin, preheat the oven to 350F and spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick spray.
In a separate bowl, mix the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop the batter into the muffin tins, filling them 3/4 of the way full. Add 1/4 tsp of peanut butter on top of each bite, and top with more mini chocolate chips.
Bake for 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
What makes this recipe is healthy
What’s better than peanut butter brownie bites? Healthy peanut butter brownie bites! Made with the ultimate healthy baking ingredients, these delicious bites are packed with intense sweet flavor.
Here are the ingredients that were used to make these healthier than your average brownies.
First up, healthy peanut butter brownies are made with coconut sugar rather than regular white sugar. I personally love this swap because it tastes great, is less processed, has some nutrients, and is lower glycemic.
Next up, coconut oil is always my go-to baking oil! More nutritious than olive, vegetable, and canola oil, this is the easiest swap ever. If you don’t want a subtle coconut taste, use refined coconut oil.
Natural peanut butter
Natural peanut butter is always the move! Using a natural version means less chemicals, less preservatives, and more natural nutrients. I always opt for this easy swap!
Note: You can totally use cashew, almond, or even sunflower seed butter if you prefer!
To sneak in extra nutrients and even more great flavor, I love to use almond flour rather than regular all-purpose versions. Not only is it gluten-free, almond flour is also lower in carbs!
Additional add on options
Dying for some more goodies atop your healthy peanut butter brownies? Here are some delicious add ons that you can sprinkle on top or bake into your brownies!
- Walnuts, pecans, or other crushed nuts
- Caramel or white chocolate chips
- Caramel drizzle
- Mini M&Ms
- Crushed Oreos
- Crushed pretzels
- Sea salt
Fun idea: Use the above toppings to make a do-it-yourself brownie bar! This would be a total hit for a kid’s birthday party, a girl’s weekend, or even just a fun family night at home!
Make the batter and then set up all of the toppings. Let everyone customize a couple of their own brownie bites, and bake!
For the freshest flavor and maximum chocolate goodness, enjoy your bites within about 4 days. You can keep them on the counter or in the fridge in an airtight container.
If you’d like to freeze some for later, stick them in a freezer bag or sealed container and eat within 3 months.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
You could say that brownies are my speciality. I’ve baked pretty much every flavor under the sun, and now I’m sharing them with you! Here are 5 of my all-time favorites. Enjoy!
- Easy Paleo Brownies
- Healthy Pumpkin Brownies
- Pecan Pie Brownies
- Raw Peanut Butter Cup Freezer Brownies
- Easy Vegan Black Bean Brownies
Recipe by Erin Morrissey and Photography by Moriah Sawtelle
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray mini muffin tin with nonstick spray
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs and coconut sugar together. Add in coconut oil, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix together almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Scoop batter into muffin tins, until about 3/4 full. Add 1/4 tsp peanut butter on top of each muffin batter. Top with more mini chocolate chips.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
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