Delicious sweet (not so) little treat: Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs!
For the brownie bombs:
14 oz. (400g) brownies (e.g. from this recipe)
up to 3.5 oz. (100g) cream cheese
1 cup (240g) peanut butter (creamy)
1/2 cup (65g) confectioners’ sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
For the glaze:
10 oz. (300g) chocolate glaze, melted
1 tbsp. coconut oil
3.5 oz. (100g) grated chocolate
1-2 tbsp. peanut butter, melted (optional)
1. Make a batch of brownies – for example from this recipe – and measure out the amount you need. Add to a bowl and break into small crumbles. Gradually add the cream cheese and mix in to get a moist dough-like mixture that is not too sticky. The amount of cream cheese depends on how fudgy your brownies are – if they are very fudgy you might need only a bit of cream cheese, for brownies that were baked drier you probably need all of the cream cheese. Cover and set aside.
2. Add the peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, salt, and vanilla extract to a bowl and mix everything until well combined. Form into 18-20 little balls and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to firm up.
3. Form 18-20 balls out of the brownie mixture. Take one of the balls and flatten it in the palm of your hand. Place one of the peanut butter balls on top and wrap the brownie mixture around that ball to create a bigger ball with the peanut butter ball enclosed. Place on a board or small baking sheet and repeat with the remaining brownie and peanut butter balls. Place the finished balls in the fridge for about 30-45 minutes.
4. Melt the chocolate glaze in a heatproof bowl in the microwave or over a pot with simmering water. Add the coconut oil and mix it in to thin out the chocolate – that makes it easier to work with. Add about half of the grated chocolate to the bowl and mix in – this will give the brownie bombs a rougher texture. Dip the balls into the chocolate to cover completely, remove excess chocolate, and place on a wire rack or a large piece of baking parchment. Gradually add more of the grated chocolate and continue coating the balls until all are covered. Melt the peanut butter and drizzle over the slightly dried brownie bombs (optional). Let dry/cool down completely and store in a cool place.
Keywords: brownie bombs, balls, peanut butter, sweet snack