January 18, 2017

Simple Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies

Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies: A giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, brownie, creamy peanut butter cheesecake layer, topped with chocolate and more Reese’s.

Reese's Cheesecake Brownies by A Teaspoon of Home

Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies are seriously heaven on earth! Think of eating a giant Reese’s brownie- my mouth just waters saying it! Well today is my husbands birthday and there is nothing he likes more than Reese’s. When I discovered this recipe I knew he would be head over heals for it.

It is actually quite simple to make. A quick brownie recipe, followed by a peanut butter cheesecake. You bake, cool and top with chocolate and more Reese’s. Nothing says I love you more than putting your favorite flavors together in one dish!

Reese's Cheesecake Brownies by A Teaspoon of Home

Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies

Ingredients

  • Brownie Layer:
  • 3/4 c butter
  • 6 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 (12 oz) bag mini Reese's Peanut Butter cups, divided and cut in fourths
  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake Layer:
  • 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 c creamy peanut butter
  • Chocolate Layer:
  • 1 (12 oz) bag milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Chop your Reese's cups into fourths and divide them in half.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl melt the 3/4 c butter and dark chocolate.
  5. Stirring every 30 seconds making sure the chocolate does not burn.
  6. Whisk sugar and brown sugar into melted chocolate mixture.
  7. Add the vanilla and eggs until it is fully incorporated.
  8. Stir the flour until incorporated.
  9. Fold in half of the Reese's cups and then pour mixture into prepared 9x13 pan.
  10. Make the cheesecake layer, in a mixer cream together the cream cheese and softened butter, about 2 minutes until fluffy.
  11. Mix in the egg, sugar, salt, and vanilla on high for another 2 minutes.
  12. Mix in the peanut butter for 2 minutes.
  13. Pour the cream cheese layer over the brownie layer and spread it smooth to completely cover the brownie layer.
  14. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden and the center is set.
  15. Let the bars completely cool and refrigerate for at least an hour before putting the chocolate layer on top.
  16. In the microwave or stovetop melt the chocolate chips, stirring frequently so it doesn't burn.
  17. Pour over cheesecake layer and spread evenly.
  18. Sprinkle the rest of the chopped Reese's cups on top.
  19. Place in fridge until chocolate sets.
  20. Cut into squares and serve.
  21. Recipe: The Recipe Critic
http://www.ateaspoonofhome.com/reeses-cheesecake-brownies/

The original recipe called for 1 bag of mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, but I was lazy and just bought the pre packaged, unwrapped kind. Only problem was they were white chocolate. So to compensate for the white chocolate I added some mini chocolate chips on top for texture. There where no complaints from those who ate it, but I think I would have liked the look of all chocolate better.

It was so rich we couldn’t even eat more than a serving and I had to send it to work with him. So totally a great dessert to serve at a party and cut into squares.

Reese's Cheesecake Brownies by A Teaspoon of Home

So give it a try for your next dessert and you will be sure to leave a sweet impression.

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Reese's Cheesecake Brownies by A Teaspoon of Home

Comments

  1. My three favourite desserts in one!! I can’t wait ti try this recipe. Pinned!

  2. What a great Brownie that we will just love! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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