These Reese’s Brownies are the epitome of the chocolate and peanut butter heaven!! With a rice brownie base, peanut butter buttercream and a topping of chopped Reese’s and chocolate, you really can’t go wrong with this decadent dessert.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
Hello again! It’s Alicia from The Baker Upstairs, and I’m so excited to share this totally decadent, over-the-top delicious dessert with you today. These Reese’s brownies are the ultimate treat for all lovers of peanut butter and chocolate! They have a rich and luscious chocolate brownie layer, topped with a delicious peanut butter buttercream, then they are drizzled with even more chocolate and sprinkled with chopped Reese’s candies. Desserts just don’t get better than that!
To mix things up we may even try a blondie base next time and top it with white chocolate Reese’s and a white chocolate drizzle. We are thinking that would be an amazing version as well. 😉
How to Make Reeses Brownies
I used my very favorite brownie recipe for the base, and it’s always a winner. The brownies come out so rich and thick, with the perfect chocolate flavor. I also love that they mix up in a saucepan, so there’s only one dish to wash when you’re done. Anything that saves me some dishwashing time is a winner in my book!
Once the brownies cooled completely, I whipped up a quick peanut butter buttercream to spread over them. Peanut butter + chocolate is a match made in heaven!
Finally, I drizzled the brownies with melted chocolate, and sprinkled chopped Reese’s candies all over the top. How amazing do these babies look?
It’s best to chill the brownies for at least 30 minutes before serving, and then they should be pretty easy to cut into pieces. I love how thick and rich these brownies are! The combination of flavors and textures is outstanding. These brownies are so rich and decadent that a little goes a long way, but they’re so delicious that you’ll be craving them all day!
It’s hard for us NOT to love the chocolate and peanut butter combo and these brownies are the epitome of Reese’s heaven. They remind us of our famous Buckeye Brownies, but I’m pretty much thinking these treats are tied. They both are heavenly!
For even more peanut butter and chocolate goodness, check out:
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Frozen Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Reese's Brownie recipe
These Reese's Brownies are the epitome of the chocolate and peanut butter heaven!! With a rice brownie base, peanut butter buttercream and a topping of chopped Reese's and chocolate, you really can't go wrong with this decadent dessert.
For the brownies:
- 1 cup butter
- 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
For the frosting
- 4 tbsp butter softened
- 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp milk
For the topping:
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tsp butter
- 1 1/2 cups chopped Reese's
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with foil or parchment and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in chocolate chips, and melt, stirring frequently. When there are no more lumps, remove from heat and stir in sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, and mix until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Fold in the cocoa powder, salt, and flour, and mix until barely combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted one inch from the side of the pan comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
When the brownies are cool, beat together the softened butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add milk until the frosting reaches a smooth consistency. Spread the frosting over the cooled brownies.
Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a small microwave bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Pour into a piping bag (or ziplock bag), cut off a small corner of the bag, and drizzle the chocolate over the frosting. Sprinkle with the Reese's candies. Let cool and set up before serving.