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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies

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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies are the perfect dessert mashup that brings together brownies, cheesecake and to top it off, Reese’s pieces.

If you add Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to pretty much anything and I’m all in. So much so, that we have put it in a lot of recipes over here. Why not? My top favorite are No-Bake Reese’s Cookies, Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees and Teddy Bear Cupcakes.

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies

To make this delicious recipe, we are starting off with a box of your favorite brownie mix. Go grab your favorite or just use whatever you’ve got in your pantry and add in the eggs, water and oil like usual.

How To Make Cheesecake Brownies

Merging together brownies and cheesecake is quite simple to do! In the brownie mix we have prepared, we include cream cheese, vanilla and sweetened condensed milk and butter. Because we made this one for chocolate and peanut butter lovers, we added Reese’s peanut butter cups and smooth peanut butter.

How To Make Cheesecake Brownie.

Tips for Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies

  • Make these the night before. They need time to set up before you add the topping.
  • Be sure to line your pan with parchment paper. It can be tricky to get these out if you don’t!
  • Get creative! Add some more toppings if you’d like. For instance maybe coconut or white chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies are the perfect dessert mashup that brings together brownies, cheesecake and to top it off, Reese's.

Reese’s Pieces Topping

This is my favorite part! Melt together chocolate chips and peanut butter and smooth it on the dessert like icing.

Then, melt a little more peanut butter to use as a drizzle before sprinkling Reese’s pieces over top. You can use them whole or crunch them into tiny bits. This adds more PB flavor and a little crunch on top.

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies are the perfect dessert mashup that brings together brownies, cheesecake and to top it off, Reese's.

Servings: 18

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies are the perfect dessert mashup that brings together brownies, cheesecake and to top it off, Reese's.

Ingredients

Brownie Ingredients

  • 1 box of Brownie mix
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese -softened
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 can of Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk - 14 ounces
  • 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 2 cups of Reese's peanut butter cups - chopped

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups of milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • Reese's Pieces - 1/2 cup to sprinkle on top
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter to drizzle on top

Instructions

Brownie Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, place the brownie mix, 1/3 cup of oil, 1 cup of water, and 2 eggs, and blend on low until all ingredients are well blended.
  3. Turn mixer on high, and mix for 1 minute.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl ad blend any unmixed ingredients.
  5. Line the bottom and sides of a 9 X 13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  6. Pour the Brownie batter into the dish, and set aside.
  7. Rinse out the mixing bowl, and add the cream cheese, butter, peanut butter and vanilla, and mix until well blended, smooth and creamy.
  8. Add the sweetened condensed milk, egg, and cornstarch, and blend until well mixed.
  9. Remove the bowl from the mixer, and add the chopped peanut butter cups, gently folding them into the cream cheese mixture.
  10. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie batter, and place in the oven for 45 - 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Topping Directions

  1. Remove from oven to a wire rack to cool.
  2. Cover with foil, and place in refrigerator overnight.
  3. The next day, place the chocolate chips, and 1/4 cup of peanut butter in the microwave at 10 second intervals, stirring between melting, and melt completely.
  4. Stir until smooth, and pour over top of cheesecake/brownies, and smooth with a frosting spatula.
  5. Melt the additional 1/4 cup of peanut butter in the microwave, and drizzle over the top of the chocolate.
  6. Swirl with a knife.
  7. Generously sprinkle Reese's pieces over the top of the brownies, and place back in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set.
  8. When time to serve, cut in 2 x 3 pieces.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies
Amount Per Serving (18 g)
Calories 264.94 Calories from Fat 185
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.51g32%
Saturated Fat 7.63g48%
Cholesterol 47.24mg16%
Sodium 130.94mg6%
Potassium 103.76mg3%
Carbohydrates 16.19g5%
Fiber 1.19g5%
Sugar 13.35g15%
Protein 5.42g11%
Vitamin A 286.89IU6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 42.85mg4%
Iron 0.62mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies are the perfect dessert mashup that brings together brownies, cheesecake and to top it off, Reese's.

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