Brownie meets cupcake - with a twist.

LeAnna
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 24 muffin cups.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

269.6 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 31.5g 10% DV; fat 15.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 46.1mg 15% DV; sodium 107.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2016
It is pretty good. I was using cake pop maker so I added a bit of baking powder and put a piece of chocolate chip in the middle. I think it will taste ok with whipped cream or ice cream... Read More
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  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2012
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. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2014
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:) ). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2016
A review means you tried the recipe and you are commenting on whether you think it was good or bad. This is helpful to others who may be considering trying it. Don't give a recipe a poor rating because you think it calls for too much sugar and is unhealthy. If you are looking for a healthy brownie recipe Google one. These were Scrumptious!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2013
loved the brownie part...not so much the animal cracker part. Will def make again minus the animal crackers:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2013
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2013
Delicious every time! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2016
It is pretty good. I was using cake pop maker so I added a bit of baking powder and put a piece of chocolate chip in the middle. I think it will taste ok with whipped cream or ice cream... Read More