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Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownies

Reese's Peanut Butter Brownies are chewy homemade brownies with an amazing smooth peanut butter frosting topped with chocolate glaze and mini reese's cups.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Chill time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 386kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

Brownies:

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar , packed
  • 1 cup salted butter , melted
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 6 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash salt

Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter , room temperature
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 small bag mini Reese's chocolates , unwrapped and chopped

Instructions

Brownies:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a mixing bowl add granulated and brown sugars and melted butter. Beat until well combined. 
  • Add eggs and egg yolk, beating after each addition. Add milk and vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. 
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix just until combined. The batter will be thick. 
  • Pour batter into a greased 9x13'' baking pan and spread into an even layer.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.

Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • Beat together butter, and peanut butter until smooth. 
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat again until combined. 
  • Add milk, beating well until light and fluffy. (Add more milk or powdered sugar if needed to make the frosting thicker or thinner). 
  • Smooth frosting over the top of brownies. Refrigerate while you make the chocolate topping.

Chocolate Glaze:

  • Place chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until just melted and smooth. Allow to cool for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Spread evenly over the frosted brownies. 
  • Add chopped reese's chocolate to the top. 
  • Return to fridge to allow the chocolate to harden. Cut into squares and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 8.7% | Calcium: 4.6% | Iron: 10.7%