Brownie Cups Recipe -
Brownie Cups Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Brownie Cups

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"Brownie meets cupcake - with a twist."

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 24 muffin cups.
  2. Beat cocoa powder, 3/4 cup butter, oil, and 2 cups sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in vanilla extract with last egg. Mix flour mixture into egg mixture until just incorporated. Fold in walnuts, mixing just enough to evenly combine.
  3. Combine animal cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup sugar, and 6 tablespoons butter in a bowl; mix until well blended. Press cracker mixture into the bottom of each prepared muffin cup. Pour brownie mixture into muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes.
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Jul 10, 2012

I made these last weekend, as part of a dessert donation to a local shelter. I used chocolate graham crackers for the base as I had that on hand, but otherwise adhered to the recipe. Then I piped buttercream onto each of the brownies. I was very pleased with the recipe--in particular, I found the chocolate taste to be pleasantly intense but not overly sweet. The ratio of cocoa powder to sugar was perfect. Brownies were nice and crunchy on the bottom and chewy on the inside. I will be making these again.

Oct 07, 2012

I made these with pecans instead of walnuts, baked them in mini muffin tins (which took 12-14 minutes) and topped them with caramel icing. They were a huge hit and I will definitely be making them again.

Sep 05, 2012

My son wanted brownies for his birthday instead of cake so I thought I would give these a try. I used chocolate graham crackers and chocolate frosting. These brownies are very dense and rich. When I make them again I will stick to the animal crackers for the crust and try making them in a mini muffin pan because one brownie cup is too much for young children but otherwise a good recipe!

Nov 19, 2012

I made these for a friend who was sick. I wasn't sure about the crust at the bottom at first, but was pleasantly surprised. They turned out great, and I would definitely make them again!

Apr 24, 2013

loved the brownie part...not so much the animal cracker part. Will def make again minus the animal crackers :)

May 07, 2014

I volunteered to make brownies for a teacher appreciation luncheon and discovered the night before that I didn't have as much brownie mix as I thought :-/ A quick search turned these up. They won because they used ingredients that I had on hand and seem portable. I'm glad for the decision! I omitted the nuts and added a few chocolate chips to the top of each. They're adorable and delicious (I, uh, tried one out for quality assurance reasons :) ).

Mar 02, 2013

We love brownies and my family thought these were among the best! The crust seems crumbly at first but after they're cooked everything holds together perfectly. Omitted the nuts and made them in mini muffin tins baked for about 12 minutes. Thank you!

Apr 14, 2013

Delicious every time!


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  • Calories
  • 270 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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