Swirls of chocolate and peanut butter make these ultimate Reese's Cheesecake Brownies absolutely irresistible. These peanut butter cheesecake brownies always disappear in a hurry at parties and events.
When the kids were younger they knew how much I loved Reese's candies. Any time they got peanut butter cups from school, church, or parties they would bring them home and give them to me excitedly.
As they got older, they also developed a love for those peanut butter candies, so they weren't as willing to hand them over. There were some very grudging candy sharing moments until they realized something.
They figured out that if they ate them before getting home that I wouldn't know they ever had them. What?!?!?!?!
It's ok. I buy bags of candy and cookies all the time and hide them, so the kids don't know I have it. I guess that makes us even. LOL! Although they have figured out my sneaky hiding spots the older they get.
The other day I found a couple of those hidden bags of peanut butter candies in the pantry and decided to put them to good use. Layering brownies and cheesecake into one fabulous dessert is one of my favorite things to do.
Have you seen these Cherry Cheesecake Brownies, these Cake Batter Cheesecake Brownies, or these Take 5 Cheesecake Brownies? Oh, boy! They are all so good.
Reese's recipes always make me smile though. So this time I decided to add some peanut butter and peanut butter cups to the cheesecake layer before pouring it on top of the brownie batter. After these bake they become the best brownies ever!
Make sure the peanut butter cheesecake brownies cool completely before cutting into them. I realize this will test every ounce of patience you may have in you, but cheesecake is so much better chilled.
My tip is to make the brownie cheesecake the night before, and let it chill over night.
How to Make Reese's Cheesecake Brownies
Line a 9x13 pan with foil lined parchment paper. Set it aside.
Make your brownie batter first and pour it into the pan. Feel free to use a box brownie mix for a 9x13 pan or a double batch of these Chocolate Chip Brownies (minus the chocolate chips) for this layer.
Beat the cream cheese, butter, and peanut butter until creamy. Add a can of sweetened condensed milk, cornstarch, egg, and vanilla and beat again until creamy.
Stir in the chopped peanut butter cup candies gently. You can use regular Reese's chopped up into quarters. Or use a bag of the Reese's minis and cut them in half. Either one works.
Bake and cool these Ultimate Reese's Cheesecake Brownies before adding the topping.
Place a bag of milk chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir until creamy. Heat 15 seconds longer, if needed.
Spread the chocolate on top of the chilled peanut butter bars. Drizzle the top with more melted peanut butter.
Use a butter knife to swirl the peanut butter into the melted chocolate. Sprinkle with mini Reese's Pieces and let it set.
More Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipes
- Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - peanut butter cookie crust, creamy no bake peanut butter cheesecake, and a sweet chocolate topping
- Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake - chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake layers topped with chocolate and peanut butter cups
- Chocolate Reese's Cheesecake - mini chocolate cheesecakes topped with peanut butter mousse and peanut butter cups
- Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cookie Bars - a layer of peanut butter cheesecake baked inside layers of cookie dough
- Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars from Love From the Oven - peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and peanut butter cups inside a creamy cheesecake bar
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I made these for my brother-in-law for his birthday because he is obsessed with Reese’s and he loved them soooo much! He literally ate half of the pan in one sitting lol. Great recipe, thank you!
I made these yesterday and they were a hit. No issues with the recipe and they were super easy to make. 🥰
Is this a 4 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk?? Or is that a 14 ounce can??
Oh, my goodness. Yes, that should be 14 ounces. Thank you so much for pointing out my mistake. I went in and fixed it asap!
Thanks for answering my question!
Can you freeze these?
Yes, these should be able to be frozen. I would recommend adding the chocolate topping and candies after you thaw it though as those can change colors after defrosting. I hope you enjoy the brownies!
Why are the instructions for the cheesecake portion different between this recipe and the peanut butter cheesecake cookie bars? This recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and cornstarch, while the other does not include these ingredients. How come?
They are two different recipes with two different types of cheesecake batter. I hope that helps and you are able to enjoy one of them.
I made these and the brownie was raw 🙁 delicious, but too embarrassed to give it to anyone.
Oh, no. I am so sorry to hear that. How long did you bake the cheesecake brownies? I have found that different brownie mixes tend to bake a little differently, with some being a little gooier than others. Mine were gooey but I wouldn't say it was raw.
Everyone at my workplace hates me...and LOVES me at the same time! I just made these for our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, and they were devoured! Is it a problem that the center brownie part was still gooey??? I think not! No one seemed to care or notice, so I guess you could say they were a big hit!
I'm so gonna make these they look yummy.
Please disregard my question emailed a few minutes ago. I just realized I need to bake the brownies and do the cheesecake layer both the day before, then finish with topping tomorrow. Thanks
1st time making these!! My husband loves reeses everything! I'm making brownies today 9/29/2020, as you suggest to the day before. After making the cheesecake part tomorrow, how long would I need to bake the 2 together or do I just refrigerate at that point? Thanks, hope they turn out right.