Best Three Bite Banana Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

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Fast and easy Three Bite Banana Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting are a fun, three-bite, layered sweet fudgy delight. The big banana chunk in the middle with a thin layer of caramel syrup, a dollop of creamy peanut butter frosting is just what your taste buds are craving.

close up of a brownie banana cupcake with a bite out of it

OTHER SWEET BITES YOU MIGHT LIKE

These sweet Brownie Bites are perfect for any occasion. They are fudgy, creamy, and are a little less calorie indulgent than a standard chocolate cupcake engulfed in frosting. Plus they’re just plain better, especially for chocolate banana peanut butter lovers; you can taste every single delicious layer!

Not in the mood for brownies? Try these wonderful Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookie Bars, they’re super easy and loved by everyone!

If chocolate isn’t your jam, try this recipe for Crazy Good Lemon Bars, the shortbread crust is amazing!

Key Lime Graham Cracker White Chocolate Chip Cookies are so delicious and hit that sweet, light, and happy craving.

several frosted brownie banana cupcakes on a wire rack

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED FOR BANANA BROWNIE BITE

All these super simple ingredients are easy to find and using a boxed brownie mix cuts off about 10 minutes prep time.

Brownie Ingredients

  • any boxed brownie mix
  • 3 or 4 bananas
  • vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • cinnamon
  • caramel sauce
  • cupcake liners
  • spray oil
brownie ingredients

Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients

  • creamy peanut butter
  • real butter, softened
  • confectioner’s sugar
  • vanilla
step 1 and 2 diagram
step 3 & 4 for brownie banana bites

BAKING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. STEP ONE – Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix boxed brownie mix, oil, beaten eggs, and cinnamon with a rubber spatula. Mix until just incorporated. Note: Be careful not to overmix, a few small lumps are good.
  2. STEP TWO – Insert cupcake liners in a cupcake pan and spray with spray oil like Baker’s Joy.
  3. STEP THREE – Fill oiled cupcake liners with about 3/4 cup brownie mix. This recipe should make about 16 brownie banana bites.
  4. STEP FOUR – Cut fresh bananas into about 1″ slices. Insert into the middle of brownie filled cupcakes.
  5. STEP FIVE – Top with about 1 tsp of caramel syrup (enough to cover the top of the banana slice).
  6. STEP SIX – Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 45 minutes.
unfrosted overhead picture of a brownie cupcake out of the oven

FROSTING STEP INSTRUCTIONS

  • STEP ONE – With a handheld mixer, cream softened butter, and peanut butter together.
  • STEP TWO – Add one cup of powdered sugar and blend with butter and peanut butter mix.
  • STEP THREE – Add vanilla and the remaining cup of powdered sugar, blend until smooth and creamy. Note: To make the icing more stiff add more powdered sugar.
mixed peanut butter frosting
  • STEP FOUR – Scoop frosting into a plastic baggie and gently squeeze into one corner. Cut the end of the filled corner and pipe in the center of the cupcake on top of the cooked banana slice. Frost the whole cupcake if desired. Place into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving. Note: using icing decorator tip if you have one, not necessary though!
  • ENJOY!!!
frosting in a plastic baggie

HELPFUL KITCHEN GADGETS

frosted brownie banana bite overhead single cupcake

BROWNIE BITE FILLING OPTIONS

Ohhh My Gosh! There are so many different ways you could change these yummy brownie bites up!

  • Go with a cherry and chocolate theme. One Marchiano cherry inside and cherry icing!
  • Make is all chocolate! Use a candy kiss instead of a banana and top with a chocolate icing.
  • Black and white brownie bite would be so delish! A white chocolate candy kiss and yummy cream cheese vanilla frosting, yum, yum!
  • Instead of peanut butter icing switch it up with a banana frosting!

Banana Brownie Bites with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Brownie Bites with Peanut Butter Frosting are a fun, three-bite, layered sweet fudgy delight. A big banana chunk in the middle with a thin layer of caramel syrup, and a dollop of creamy peanut butter frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana slices, boxed brownie mix, easy dessert, peanut butter frosting
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 210kcal
Author Elise

Ingredients

  • any boxed brownie mix
  • 3 or 4 fresh ripe bananas 3 large, 4 medium
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil use the amount the box instructions suggests
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp caramel sauce one tsp for each cupcake
  • cupcake liners
  • spray oil

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tbsp real butter 3/4 stick
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • STEP ONE – Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix boxed brownie mix, oil, beaten eggs, and cinnamon with a rubber spatula. Mix until just incorporated. Note: Be careful not to overmix, a few small lumps are good.
  • STEP TWO – Insert cupcake liners in a cupcake pan and spray with spray oil like Pam.
  • STEP THREE – Fill oiled cupcake liners with about 3/4 cup brownie mix. This recipe should make about 16 brownie banana bites.
  • STEP FOUR – Cut fresh bananas into about 1" slices. Insert into the middle of brownie filled cupcakes.
  • STEP FIVE – Top with about 1 tsp of caramel syrup (enough to cover the top of the banana slice)
  • STEP SIX – Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 45 minutes.

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • STEP ONE – With a handheld mixer, cream softened butter, and peanut butter together.
  • STEP TWO – Add one cup of powdered sugar and blend with butter and peanut butter mix.
  • STEP THREE – Add vanilla and the remaining cup of powdered sugar, blend until smooth and creamy. Note: To make the icing more stiff add more powdered sugar
  • STEP FOUR – Scoop frosting into a plastic baggie and gently squeeze into one corner. Cut the end of the filled corner and pipe in the center of the cupcake on top of the cooked banana slice. Frost the whole cupcake if desired. Place into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving. ENJOY!!! Note: This frosting makes enough to frost 16 whole cupcake tops. You will have some leftover if you just frost with a big dollop like we have.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal

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