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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies

March 21, 2016Teresa

Oh, my, I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies. Rich, decadent Reese’s peanut butter cups are added to a basic Chocolate Chip Cookie dough. A mouthwatering cheesecake layer tops a cookie dough crust, then more of the cookie dough with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is added on top. Lovely peanutty and chocolaty flavor is in every bite.

Chocolate and peanut butter work so well together, but add a cheesecake layer and they become spectacular. I mean this dessert is one you’ll drool over. It’s certainly a dessert that’s great for tailgating parties, holidays and special occasions, but it’s even wonderful for simple back yard barbecues or family dinners. I guarantee if you bring a plate to your office everyone will want one. This is one of those recipes that’s so irresistible that it’s hard to stop at just one.

Well friends, it is moving week for our family. We closed on our house last Wednesday and have been moving boxes out of our rental home for days, as well as trying to get everything done at our new house before we move in. (The first order of business was lining all the cabinets and shelves, the second was the installation of a doggie door). Yes, my doggies are little princesses. 🙂 They definitely rule the roost.

My husband’s going to be decking the attic so we can stack Christmas boxes and I will be busy here the next couple of days getting everything out of our rental home and cleaning it up. Our big move is on Wednesday, so you probably won’t hear from me again until the end of the week.

I’m so excited that this day has FINALLY come, but we have a lot on our plates. We aren’t 30 anymore–with all the strength and energy of 30-year-olds–so it is an exhausting process. I pray for strength to get us all unpacked in a couple of weeks or a month.

Can’t wait to be living a more “normal” life once again. So please understand if I don’t have time to post as often as you or I would both like. May I take a moment to say thanks to all of you who follow my blog via Email, Pinterest, or Blog Lovin’. I appreciate your support and your continued encouragement.

In the meantime, I offer you a fabulous recipe to die for! Give Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies a try for your next gathering. You won’t be sorry and everyone who eats one will want the recipe. 🙂

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies are heavenly.

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Every bite of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies is mouthwatering.

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Chocolate and peanut butter flavor every bite.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the cookie dough layer.

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Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and vanilla.

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Cream ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Cut miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups in quarters. Add with flour.

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Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Spray an 11″x17″ jelly roll pan with a cooking spray. Spread one-half to two-thirds of the cookie dough mixture into prepared pan.

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I used these ingredients for the cheesecake layer.

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Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until no lumps remain.

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Spread cream cheese layer over top of cookie dough crust. Sprinkle with remaining cookie dough and additional Reese’s peanut butter cups over top.

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Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Cheesecake in the center make these brownies irresistible.

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These are great brownies for tailgating parties.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies are delightful.

Here’s the recipe.

REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUP CHEESECAKE BROWNIES

(My own concoction)

Print Recipe
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These amazing brownies are made with a cookie dough layer that's filled with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. A cheesecake layer makes these heavenly brownies irresistible.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these magnificent #brownies are divine! #Reese's #peanutbutter cups fill the cookie dough and they have a scrumptious #cheesecake layer to die for. #chocolate #dessert
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these magnificent #brownies are divine! #Reese's #peanutbutter cups fill the cookie dough and they have a scrumptious #cheesecake layer to die for. #chocolate #dessert
Instructions
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
  1. Mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Pour over cookie dough crust layer and cover with remaining dough.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 48
These amazing brownies are made with a [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/19/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/” target=”_blank”]cookie dough[/url] layer that’s filled with [url href=”http://www.hersheys.com/reeses/products.aspx#/REESE’S-Peanut-Butter-Cups-Miniatures” target=”_blank”]Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups[/url]. A cheesecake layer makes these heavenly brownies irresistible.
Ingredients
  • [b]COOKIE DOUGH LAYER:[/b][br]
  • 1 cup Land O’ Lakes unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 3 ½ cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 19.75-oz. bag miniature Reese’s milk chocolate peanut butter cups, quartered, divided use[br]
  • [b]CHEESECAKE FILLING:[/b][br]
  • 2 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
Instructions
[b]COOKIE DOUGH LAYER:[/b][br]
  1. Unwrap the candies.
  2. Discard paper.
  3. Cut candies in fourths.
  4. Reserve 1 cup quartered Reese’s peanut butter cups for topping.
  5. Mix butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt with an electric mixer until well-mixed.
  6. Stir in flour and all but one cup reserved quartered Reese’s cups.
  7. Spray 11”x17” jelly-roll pan with cooking spray.
  8. Press about ½ to 2/3 of the cookie dough into the pan.
  9. Spread cheesecake filling over top of cookie dough layer.
  10. Crumble remaining cookie dough over top of the cream cheese layer.
  11. Sprinkle reserved 1 cup quartered Reese’s cups over top of cookie dough layer.
  12. Bake at 350° for about 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. [br]
[b]CHEESECAKE FILLING:[/b][br]
  1. Mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Pour over cookie dough crust layer and cover with remaining dough.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these magnificent #brownies are divine! #Reese's #peanutbutter cups fill the cookie dough and they have a scrumptious #cheesecake layer to die for. #chocolate #dessert

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies are great for holiday baking as well.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these magnificent #brownies are divine! #Reese's #peanutbutter cups fill the cookie dough and they have a scrumptious #cheesecake layer to die for. #chocolate #dessert

Prepare to drool!

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Brownies

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Print Recipe
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These amazing brownies are made with a cookie dough layer that's filled with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. A cheesecake layer makes these heavenly brownies irresistible.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these magnificent #brownies are divine! #Reese's #peanutbutter cups fill the cookie dough and they have a scrumptious #cheesecake layer to die for. #chocolate #dessert
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these magnificent #brownies are divine! #Reese's #peanutbutter cups fill the cookie dough and they have a scrumptious #cheesecake layer to die for. #chocolate #dessert
Instructions
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
  1. Mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Pour over cookie dough crust layer and cover with remaining dough.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

6 Comments

  • Carly

    February 12, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I have made this recipe multiple times, always a hit! It’s a go-to recipe when I want some sweets 🙂

    1. Teresa

      February 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      Hi, Carly, thanks so much for letting me know how much you enjoy the recipe. It is a delicious dessert with all those Reese’s cups and cheesecake. I wouldn’t mind one right now. 🙂

  • Samantha

    August 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Do you store these at room temp or in fridge??? Just made them!

    1. Teresa

      August 10, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      Hi, Samantha. I prefer storing them in the fridge because of the cheesecake layer. Enjoy!

  • Kim Lange

    March 21, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Ya go me! Hook, line and pb brownie obsessed! 😀 Pinned!! All those brownies are drool-worthy Teresa!!

    1. Teresa

      March 21, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks, so much, Kim. They are all incredibly drool-worthy. 🙂 Can’t wait ’til you give them a try.

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