These little gems are very easy to make. I started baking this recipe when my kids were in elementary school and they loved those mini brownies that you can buy 5 to package (Hostess, I think) in their lunch boxes. I didn't like buying them so I found this recipe and the rest is history. I have never gotten 40 muffins out of this recipe -- more like 32. I don't always put a nut on the top of the brownie bites. I used pecans in the picture because that's what I had -- use your favorite nut.