Thursday, December 1, 2011

Reese's Cheesecake Brownies

It was my turn to my something sweet for our book club meeting last night and you know I had to make something I found on Pinterest! Another requirement: it must contain chocolate. With that, I found a recipe that not only looks amazing, but tastes just as delicious as it looks.

*Note--these were easy to make but required about 3 hours of time with baking & then letting the cheesecake portion harden & cool before refrigerating

Lots of chocolate & peanut butter

Brownie layer

Cheesecake layer with Reese's Pieces

Cheesecake layer cooked

Melted chocolate over brownie & cheesecake layers

And topped with Reese's Cups

Reese's Cheesecake Brownies


One 19.5-oz. box chocolate fudge brownie mix
One 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
One 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
½ cup creamy peanut butter
12 oz. Reese’s Pieces candy
One 12-oz. bag milk chocolate chips
3 tablespoons whipping cream (*Note--I don't think the whipping cream was needed & actually made it more difficult to spread the melted chocolate)
12 large Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
2. Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions. Spread the batter in pan and set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with hand-held mixer until fluffy. Add condensed milk and peanut butter and beat until smooth. Stir in the Reese’s Pieces candies. Spoon the mixture over the batter. Spread evenly.
3. Bake for 40 minutes or until cheesecake layer is set and edges are golden brown. Cool for 30 minutes and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and whipping cream for 1 minute, or until chips are melted. Stir until smooth. Spread over cheesecake layer. Sprinkle Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup pieces over top. Store covered in the refrigerator.

from Pip & Ebby Messy Kitchen

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