Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies

9 Sep

Chocolate and peanut butter, a marriage made in heaven! My hubby is a die hard chocolate-peanut butter lover, one of the most adamant fans I have ever met!  In the mood for a magic trick? Give him a bag of Reeses and watch him make them disappear! His all time favorite candy is Reese’s, hands down.

So, when I saw this recipe at Pip & Ebby I literally could NOT wait to make it for him! I was nervous at first since it requires spreading cheesecake mixture over unbaked brownie mixer, I couldn’t imagine how I was going to pull that off without totally mixing the two and ending up with a mishmash rather than two distinct layers. When I made it I was surprised how relatively easy it was, and there is plenty of cheesecake batter so spreading wasn’t a problem and the batters really are rather forgiving, they spread and evened out as they cooked!

He was so excited for it he couldn’t wait for the top layer of melted milk chocolate chips to harden and begged for a piece while it was nice and creamy on top! (Hence, the sloppy looking picture, I’ll take a better one next time I make it, I promise!) The verdict? With his first bite he moaned, and I very literally mean MOANED, and in a state of total and complete bliss, managed to utter, “Oh. My. God!” This continued with each and every single bite after the first. Thankfully our windows weren’t open, I can only imagine what the neighbors would of thought!

Are you a chocolate and peanut butter lover? Is someone you know? You must make this for yourself, you will not be disappointed, promise! This is great for pot lucks, game day parties, family gatherings, any and every excuse you can think of. It’s so good and it seems like it took a lot of hard work but it really doesn’t, you look like a superstar and everyone is happy!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.

Prepare a 19.5-oz. box of chocolate fudge brownie mix according to package directions. Spread the batter in the pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat one 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese with a hand-held mixer until fluffy.

Add:

One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Beat until smooth.

Stir in a 12-ounce package of Reese’s Pieces candies.

Spoon the mixture over the brownie batter and spread evenly.

Bake for 40 minutes or until the cheesecake layer is set and the edges are golden brown. Cool for 30 minutes and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Add the following ingredients to a small microwaveable bowl:

One 12-ounce bag milk chocolate chips

3 tablespoons whipping cream

Microwave on high for 1 minute, or until the chips are melted. Stir until smooth. Spread over the cheesecake layer. Sprinkle 12 large Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (chopped) over the top. Store covered in the refrigerator.

**Please Note:** I read all the original post’s comments and a lot of readers had trouble with the chocolate chips seizing up during the melting process. So I chose to melt mine in a metal bowl over a pan of boiling water (homemade double boiler) without the whipping cream and it turned out perfectly!

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10 Responses to “Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies”

  1. Megan @ Pip and Ebby September 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    This is great! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. I did the same….Oh. My. God. Thanks for sharing your post!!

  2. Ashley September 13, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    I can’t believe how rich and delicious these are!

  3. Heather October 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    these turned out so yummy! question. mine were really hard to get/cut out of the pan. they would sort of fall apart during the process. anyone have this problem? this was after they were refigerated over night.

    • alleyo {AtHomeWithAlley} October 5, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

      I am so glad you enjoyed them! I used a generous portion of cooking spray before baking and I didn’t have any trouble getting them out of the pan, but it could just be the kind of pan used! Next time, try to layer the pan with aluminum foil before adding your ingredients, then when they’ve cooled completely just remove the bars using the foil and cut as you regularly would! I hope this helps! Thanks so much for your feedback, I LOVE hearing from you!

  4. delectablediction March 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    I cannot wait to give these to my husband and boys, as I thought THEY were the world’s biggest fans of peanut butter and chocolate! Thanks for the recipe!

    • alleyo {AtHomeWithAlley} March 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

      YAY!! They really are that good! 🙂 please let me know what you think if you do try them!!

      • delectablediction April 18, 2012 at 7:07 am #

        They were a hit! Now to dish them out to other PBC (peanut butter-chocolate) lovers! Thanks again!

      • alleyo {AtHomeWithAlley} April 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

        You’re very welcome, so glad you enjoyed!

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