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March 1, 2012

Recipe | National Peanut Butter Lover's Day

Reese's Cheesecake Brownies

Chunky peanut butter with a salty, satisfying crunch. And for you? Will it be creamy or crunchy?

Hallmark is famous for shining the spotlight on little-known holidays. According to their calendar, National Peanut Butter Lover's Day is celebrated across the country every March first! Who knew?

So go ahead, be a kid again. Pull out a spoon, scoop up some of the sticky stuff, and lick it all off. Or better yet, go buy some Reese's Pieces Candies and Peanut Butter Cups and turn them into this outrageous family dessert.


• 19.5 oz box of chocolate brownie mix
• 8-oz package of cream cheese
• 14-oz can sweet condensed milk
• 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
• 12-oz package of Reece’s Pieces
• 12-oz bag milk chocolate chips
• 3 tablespoons whipping cream
• 12 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 pan.

2. Prepare a 19.5-oz. box of chocolate fudge brownie mix according to package directions. Spread batter in the pan, and then set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat softened cream cheese until fluffy. Next add condensed milk and peanut butter.

4. Beat all ingredients until smooth. Stir in Reese's Pieces candies.

5. Spread the mixture evenly over the brownie batter.

6. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, until the cheesecake layer is set and the edges are golden brown. Cool for 30 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

7. Melt the chocolate chips and whipping cream in a microwavable bowl on high for 1 minute. Stir until smooth.

8. Spread melted chocolate mixture over the cheesecake layer.

9. Chop up Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and spread over the top. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

It's been said that the average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he or she graduates from high school ... Other reasons to love peanut butter besides its taste: it's a source of protein and fiber, it can be used to make homemade birdfeeders, and it helps get bubble gum out of hair, sort of.—Hallmark's Ultimate Holiday Site

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Recipe via Pip & Ebby
Photos: Joelk75, amls & abakedcreation (Flickr)



Jill @ said...

Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to stop by and share this...

Dixie n Dottie said...

O my goodness! I saw these and I think I may have been drooling! These look absolutely scrumptious!

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

Wow! That's peanut butter overload and I mean that in a good way! Stopping by from It's a Blog Party.

Julie said...

You are invited to participate in my blog hop:

Addicted to Recipes said...

I am so craving chocolate and peanut butter right now! Thanks for sharing! Would love for you to link up:
Have a great weekend!

Winnie said...

OMG - this brownies look sooooooooo delicious. I'd just love to eat some right now!
Your photo is beautiful

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Oh my, do these look heavenly! I'd love for you to share this recipe at Mix it up Monday:

I hope to see you soon :)

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday and I hope you'll stop back soon :)

Six Sisters said...

These look soooooo good! We have a terrible weakness for peanut butter! One of our main staples!!! We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you back next week! -The Sisters

The Pastry Chef said...

Looks delicious! Pinned

Addicted to Recipes said...

Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing! Would love for you to link up:
Have a great night!

Sarah E. said...

Those look incredible :)

joannski and photoshop said...


Kristi said...

Oh my stars....there are no words!! So amazing. Had to feature this {later today} at Mop It Up Mondays! Thanks for linking up last week!

Angela said...

This looks sooooo yummy! Is it okay if I link up this dessert to my Friday's Fantastic Finds? Let me know - thanks!!

Angela @ A little about A LOT

e-Mom said...

Via Pinterest, Courtney Crawford said...

I made these. Here's a tip: bake the brownies 1/2 way before adding peanut butter layer. I followed the recipe and put the peanut butter topping on top if the brownie batter & baked it for 45 minutes but the brownies were semi cooked on the edges and completely raw on the inside. I place them back in the oven for 20 more minutes and they still did not cook through. They are also VERY rich so you can only eat a little!

Emilio.M said...

Great recipe, I'll be sure to try this. Thank you very much.
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jocelyn said...

Can you substitute cool whip for whipping cream? Or something else?

e-Mom said...

jocelyn: Try it! Please let us know how they turned out for you.