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!

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Reese’s peanut butter brownies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Reese’s peanut butter brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Refrigerate: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 299 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Reese’s peanut butter brownies - These brownies are dangerously delicious!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 oz mini white chocolate reese’s peanut butter cups (1 package; milk chocolate is delicious too!)

Instructions

  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 Reese's in half. You will use half the bag in the brownie batter and half the bag for the frosting. Cut the Reese's 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.

Nutrition Facts
Reese’s peanut butter brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Potassium 141mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8.4%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

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Jamielyn Nye

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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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32 comments on “Reese’s peanut butter brownies”

  1. Oh these look delicious thanks so much for sharing!

  2. tracy brooks~hunter Reply

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

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

  4. 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. TheSe look amazing!

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

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

  8. Amazing! Want one now!

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

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

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

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

  17. Thank you these look yummy

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

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

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

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

  22. michelle brown Reply

    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

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

  24. 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?

    Thanks!

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