These little brownie bites are better than they look!!! The flavor is outta this world and the texture is spot on, which for those of you eating gluten free is a challenge.
This recipe is my own, so please give credit if/when you share it. 😉 Thanks!
Let’s dig in!
Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites– makes 2 dozen
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 cup store bought gluten free flour mix **See note at the end
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp xantham gum
- 1/2 tsp aLR
- 1 1/2 cups Reese’s peanut butter chips (they’re GF)
Preheat your oven to 350* and grease a mini muffin tin. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg yolks, almond extract, water and oil. Mix well. Add all other ingredients, except peanut butter chips. Mix well, being sure to remove all lumps. Fold in the chips. Note that your cookie dough will be a little wetter than traditional cookie batters. This is normal and they’ll cook up beautifully.
Fill the muffins full. They don’t rise like cupcakes. Bake on the middle shelf for 10-12 minutes. Baking them in the muffin tin gives it the texture of a brownie bite.
**Note- If you’re new to gluten free baking, I highly suggest that you purchase a bag of 1-to-1 gluten free flour. You can also substitute 1/2 cup potato starch and 1/2 cup cornstarch in place of the gluten free flour. It’s an easy way to start and keeps the texture similar to normal gluten flour.
***Xantham gum is the added ingredient which acts like the gluten in regular flour. You can buy it in most grocery stores and certainly online. Gluten free baking without xantham gum, guar gum or similar product will not work well.