Weekly Mix: Filled Desserts

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous week and have big plans for a fun weekend. I’m gearing up for a rare long weekend with Quinn. We’re looking forward to some fun time together exploring our fabulous city!

The last few days, my mind has been on filled desserts, those seemingly innocent desserts that you bite into only to find a bonus sweet surprise inside. They’re the Clark Kent of desserts. Seemingly mild-mannered but with something hiding underneath.

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Cups | Bake or Break

If you’re a fan of Nutella (and who isn’t, right?), these Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Cups might be just the thing for you. Bite-size brownies are filled with a bit of Nutella and then baked to their rich, chocolate-y perfection.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Munchies | Bake or Break

As I was scouring the BoB archives looking for filled dessert recipes, I came across these Chocolate Peanut Butter Munchies from my early days of blogging. I am more than a little devastated that I had forgotten about them! Imagine if a peanut butter cup could be transformed into a cookie. That’s what we’ve got here. They take a bit of effort, but they’re worth every minute.

Chocolate Salted-Caramel Mini Cupcakes | Bake or Break

I take most any chance I can to tout these Chocolate Salted-Caramel Mini Cupcakes. They are one of my favorite desserts I’ve ever made. Dark chocolate cupcakes are hollowed out a bit and filled with salted caramel. Then, they’re topped off with a rich chocolate frosting. Trust me, you need these in your life.

Black and White Cupcakes | Bake or Break

Chocolate and cream cheese are two of my favorite baking loves. With these simple Black and White Cupcakes, you can have the best of both. Not only are these really, really good, but they also have a great unpolished look to them. I like to dollop that cream cheese filling on and just wait to see what they’ll look like! Of course, you can certainly be a bit more precise with your filling. Either way, you’re going to want to make these.

Salty Brownie Tassies | Bake or Break

Back to the bite-size theme, I just love these Salty Brownie Tassies. Why would you not love a tiny brownie pie? For a little hidden flavor bonus, place a hazelnut in the center of the crusts before adding the filling. That little hazelnut adds some crunch, too. Get creative with these and add another kind of nut or maybe some peanut butter chips. Make them all different if you want. It’s a fun way to make dessert a little more interesting.

Chocolate-Filled Cupcakes | Bake or Break

These Chocolate-Filled Cupcakes are fabulous for many reasons. First of all, they offer a lovely contrast between vanilla and chocolate. Secondly, they are amazingly simple to make. I also love that they don’t require frosting. Just a sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar is all that’s needed.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Minis | Bake or Break

While I’m not really a candy bar fan, I have a tough time resisting the addition of peanut butter cups to my baking. I’m a bit picky about them, though. I only really like the mini versions. Maybe it’s the ratio of chocolate to peanut butter. In any case, mini peanut butter cups are a perfect little surprise inside these Peanut Butter Cheesecake Minis.

Brownie Peanut Butter Cups | Bake or Break

There’s quite a bit of chocolate and peanut butter love among these desserts. But, I can’t quite bring myself to apologize for that. These Brownie Peanut Butter Cups are ridiculously good. The brownies are not only filled with peanut butter, but they are also topped off with plenty of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. See? Ridiculous.

If you love filled desserts like these, here are some more delicious recipes from some talented bloggers: