Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies

This past Saturday my friends decided to gather together to cheer the Iowa Hawkeyes on to victory over Penn State.  Well, unfortunately that didn’t happen but at least we had a smorgasbord of food to drown our sorrows.  I’m talking tables full of unhealthy but oh-so-delicious options such as cupcakes, brownies, beer bread, deviled eggs, buffalo chicken dip, pizza puffs, maid-rites, and grilled vegetable skewers.  I decided to contribute Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies and Pizza Puffs that I found on Pinterest (also found here and here).  Let’s focus on the Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies today and the Pizza Puffs tomorrow!

Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies

Ingredients (as seen above):
One 19.5-oz. box chocolate fudge brownie mix
One 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
One 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
12 oz. Reese’s Pieces candy
One 12-oz. bag milk chocolate chips
3 tablespoons whipping cream
12 large Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.

2.  Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions. Spread the batter in the
pan and set aside.

3.  In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with hand-held mixer until fluffy.  Add
condensed milk and peanut butter and beat until smooth. Stir in the Reese’s Pieces
candies.

4.  Spoon the mixture over the batter and spread evenly.

5.  Bake for 40 minutes or until cheesecake layer is set and edges are golden brown.
Cool for 30 minutes and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

6.  In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and whipping cream
for 1 minute, or until chips are melted. Stir until smooth. Spread over cheesecake
layer.

7.  Sprinkle Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup pieces over top. Store covered in the
refrigerator.

Results/Opinions:

We all determined that although this recipe is downright delicious it is very decadent and you definitely need a glass of milk.  I mean after all it is a brownie with cheesecake, Reese’s pieces, chocolate, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  All in all this recipe is fine, however, I won’t be making it again as it needed a half hour to prepare, one hour to bake, and another hour and a half to cool.  Who has that kind of time?  Plus, there are far too many other desserts out there to try!

Check back for the Pizza Puff recipe tomorrow!  It was a HUGE hit with the Hawkeye crowd and is super quick and easy to make!

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