Reese’s peanut butter brownies


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Ok, these brownies I’m sharing today are the REAL deal friends! Holy cow! If you follow me on facebook you got a little sneak peak yesterday. So here’s how it all went down. Sunday I whipped up a batch of brownies and I decided to add some reese’s peanut butter cups in the batter to sweeten things up. Well one thing led to the next and I had this crazy idea to make a cheesecake frosting. It was so simple, yet made all the difference. These reese’s peanut butter brownies are dangerously delicious! WOW! You must try them!

peanut butter brownies

Reese’s peanut butter brownies


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 11/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cube cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup Eaglebrand sweet condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 12 oz pkg mini white chocolate reese's peanut butter cups milk chocolate is yummy too!!


1. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add one egg in at a time. Mix in cocoa, flour and baking powder. Beat until smooth. Split the bag of reeses in half. You will use half the bag in the brownie batter and half the bag for the frosting. Cut the reeses into four pieces and mix into the batter.
2. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes in a 9 x 13 inch greased pan. Do NOT over bake.
3. Allow brownies to cool for one hour.
4. For the frosting beat together the cream cheese, sweet condensed milk and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes. Spread on top of the brownies. Sprinkle the remaining reese's on top and refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.



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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Sarah posted on May 22, 2012 at 6:06 am (#

    Oh these look delicious thanks so much for sharing!

  2. tracy brooks~hunter posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:26 am (#

    I would love to get your ( {heart } nap time hope I gave all the right addres you need … I luv luv this..

  3. Ashlee Ritter posted on May 22, 2012 at 9:14 am (#

    Holy cow… you’re killing me here! These look AMAZING! Must try them!

  4. Shannon M posted on May 22, 2012 at 2:28 pm (#

    What kind of Vanilla and exactly how much cream cheese is a cube? I am just learning how to cook food that is not from a box :)

  5. Wendy posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm (#

    TheSe look amazing!

  6. kristen duke photography posted on May 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm (#

    wow, so much going on here, can’t wait to give it a try!

  7. Allison M posted on May 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm (#

    These look amazing. I’m making them for our Memorial Day cookout.

  8. Angela S. posted on May 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm (#

    Amazing! Want one now!

  9. Kristyn posted on May 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm (#

    Oh, YUMMMMM!! Can’t wait to try this out!! :D

  10. Marion posted on May 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm (#

    I made these today, followed the direction exactly, and I have to say that I am beyond disappointed:( the cream cheese/sweetened condensed milk is runny after 3 1/2 hours in the fridge….the brownie part isn’t very brownie like:( I wouldn’t be as disappointed if I wasn’t a baker….but I am always trying new recipes and I bake 4 days out of 7 and this is my first complaint, sorry:(

  11. Allison M posted on May 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm (#

    Oh my these were so wonderful. Made them tonight and everyone loved them. I substituted regular Reese’s minis for the white. Turned out great. Thanks for a wonderful and easy recipe.

  12. Jordan posted on May 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm (#

    I just made these this afternoon. The brownie part turned out a little bit thicker than I would have hoped. Should I do something different with the recipe next time, or do I need a bigger pan? I used a 9×13 today. Other than that, they were great!

  13. Melodie posted on July 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm (#

    How are they the next day? Thinking about making them tonight for a party tomorrow.

  14. Ajos posted on September 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm (#

    Everything was fine until we got to the frosting, I followed all instructions, when taken out of the fridge, the frosting was all soggy =[ made brownies taste like chocolate ice cream

  15. Gina posted on September 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm (#

    Not sure about the white chocolate… but the rest looks so delicious! Thanks!

  16. Amanda Cook posted on September 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm (#

    Yummy! This looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for the great ideas!

  17. Lori posted on August 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm (#

    Thank you these look yummy

  18. Alyssa posted on March 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm (#

    Made these and they were wonderful, and delicious, and perfect! Despite me being a novice cook xD

    • Jamielyn posted on March 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm (#

      Glad you enjoyed them Alyssa! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  19. Linda posted on February 13, 2015 at 11:47 am (#

    What do you mean by 1 cube of cream cheese – is that 4 oz or 8 oz

  20. Brianna posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:13 pm (#

    Have you ever made these only gluten free? Could you substitute the flour or would it taste bad?

    • Jamielyn posted on March 21, 2015 at 6:22 pm (#

      Hi Brianna! I haven’t tried this with gluten free flour, but if you have tried it with other recipes, it should work just fine! :)

  21. Sherranda posted on April 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm (#

    Would it be best to do them at night if there are going to be for lunch the next day?

  22. michelle brown posted on April 1, 2016 at 7:53 pm (#

    I made these using pillsbury’s all purpose gluten free flour for the brownies and they were delicious. But I used dark chocolate Reeses on top to contrast the frosting

    • I Heart Naptime posted on April 2, 2016 at 8:47 am (#


  23. Deborah posted on December 30, 2016 at 12:08 am (#

    I was wondering how much is 1 cube of cream cheese for your recipe Reeses peanut butter Brownies with cheesecake?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 30, 2016 at 9:15 am (#

      An 8 ounce block of cream cheese :)

  24. Molly posted on June 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm (#

    Hi! I’m wanting to try your recipe but the flour measurement is unclear. Do you mean 1 1/2 cups of flour or 1/2 a cup?


    • Jamielyn posted on June 23, 2017 at 6:40 pm (#

      Hi Molly it is one and a half cups of flour! :)