Reese’s are MY candy. Like, both of my children know if they bring some Reese’s home, I certainly get a share of it. Come Halloween time, for every Reese’s they collected, they had to give me 2. It was my fee for purchasing their Halloween costumes! 🙂 I mean really, it all works out, because they prefer the Skittles and Snickers but I’ll tell you what, it must be an adult trend to stick with the chocolate and peanut butter. I hit the store the day after Halloween to score some Reese’s on sale and THEY WERE ALL GONE!! Do you hear me!? All of ’em! Only adults would think to save a buck or two and stock up the day after. That wasn’t a kid-move! So I know this recipe is gonna hit home with a lot of my fellow adult friends. Trust me on this one.
I cleared out my stash of peanut butter cups quite quickly and as I said, the store was sold out so I thought it was a sign that I needed to lay off for a while, anyway. But I couldn’t stop thinking about them! I legit would wake in the middle of the night dreaming that I had one saved in my pantry and I’d even go search for it at oh-dark:thirty to find that it was only a dream!! This happened twice. I should have learned, right? But there is no common sense at 2 a.m., whatsoever. So I found this recipe on HowtoNestforLess and I knew there would be no ifs, ands, or buts about it. This dessert was happening ASAP!!! Fast forward past a frenzied grocery trip to grab everything I needed… and I ended up with the most ah-may-zing flippin’ dessert I have ever had. Ever. In all of my 32 years of life. Hands down. It’s that serious.
You know you have to give this a shot, so jot these ingredients down. Quick!
- Betty Crocker® Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix
- 2 sticks of butter (melted), divided
- 4 eggs, divided
- 12 oz. bag of Reese’s® Miniature Cups, chopped
- 8 oz. Kraft® Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 16 oz. powdered sugar
Step 1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat the Betty Crocker® brownie mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick of melted butter until it becomes a thick batter and is hard to stir. Then smooth this mixture out onto the bottom of a greased 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
Step 2) Grab a super cute helper and unwrap each Reese’s® Miniature Peanut Butter Cup! Chop each mini cup into quarters and sprinkle all over the bottom chocolate brownie layer.
Step 3) Beat the softened Philadelphia cream cheese and cup of peanut butter until it’s nice and smooth. Then add the remaining eggs and melted butter and beat well. Finally, add in the vanilla extract and the powdered sugar (in small quantities at a time), scraping the edges often, until it has been completely combined and is smooth and creamy. Pour this peanut butter deliciousness over the chopped Reese’s®!
Step 4) Smooth the peanut butter filling out with a spatula and bake for 45 – 50 minutes until edges are golden brown.
Step 5) This is the hardest step! Let it completely cool to allow the top peanut butter layer to set. Don’t worry though – the insides will still be perfectly ooey gooey…
Serve with a glass of cold milk!!
It’s rich, it’s delightful, it’s creamy, it’s gooey, it’s peanut buttery, it’s smooth, it’s got a crunch, and it’s fudgy. Y’all. Tell me those are not the best qualities to have in a dessert!?
I can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Leave those comments below!!
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