Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

by Cait on November 22, 2011

I like experimenting with brownies.  They make such a great base for other decadent flavors.

So I decided to go back to my beloved brownie base and create something truly evil delicious.

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Peanut butter.


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Yum yum.

And so easy too.  I literally just grabbed my favorite boxed brownie mix, threw Reese’s Minis into the mix and baked it according to the box directions.

For the peanut butter ganache I used 1 cup smooth peanut butter + 1 tbsp shortening (for a nice sheen) then drizzled melted semi-sweet chocolate chips over the that.

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Go ahead.  Go make these.  You won’t regret it :)

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Brownies


For the Brownies:

  • 1 box of your favorite brownie mix (you can make your favorite scratch-made brownies too!)
  • 1/2 – 1 bag of Reese’s Minis 
For the Ganache Topping:
  • 1/2 – 1 cup peanut butter (depending on how peanut buttery you want the ganache
  • 1 – 2 tbsp. shortening


  1. Make the brownie mix according to box instructions.
  2. Add in 1/2 – 1 bag of Reese’s Minis (totally your preference on how much you want in there) to the mix and fold gently until well combined.
  3. Pour batter into greased pan (the size will be listed on the back of the brownie mix box).
  4. Bake the brownies according to the box instructions or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. When the brownies come out of the oven, allow to cool for up to a half hour.
  6. Meanwhile, combine peanut butter and shortening into a heat-proof bowl and place over a pot of boiling water.  Stir vigorously until all the shortening is melted and the mixture is glossy and smooth.
  7. Pour over cooled brownies and drizzle with additional melted chocolate (optional).
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