Peanut butter lovers will go crazy over Reese’s Pieces Brownies. The peanut butter flavor, chocolate and candy topping make this recipe a hit.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies stacked together.
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There are so many luscious layers in this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies. It is a really easy brownie recipe and the best Reese’s Dessert Recipe. I have been making brownies for every occasion such as Butterscotch Brownies Recipe, Red Velvet Brownies and Slutty Brownies.

If you love Reese’s as much as we do, try Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream and Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie.

Why we love this brownie recipe

It’s an easy recipe for homemade brownies with peanut butter flavor. The top is adorned with peanut butter frosting and peanut butter candy.

It is over the top and so amazing!

Ingredients

Ingredients for brownies - sugar, cocoa powder, flour, butter, vanilla, chocolate chips, peanut butter, peanut butter cups, reese's pieces.

Brownies: 

  • Sugar
  • Brown Suga
  • Cocoa Powder
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate Chips

Frosting: 

  • unsalted butter, softened
  • creamy peanut butter
  • milk
  • powdered sugar

Topping: 

  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • butter
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 
  • Reese’s Pieces 

Find the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.

How to make Brownies with Reese’s Pieces

  • Step 1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
Bowl of chocolate chips and butter.

Step 2. Get out a large microwave safe bowl and melt the butter and chocolate chips together.  Heat in 30 second interval until completely melted.

Melted chocolate with eggs added to mixture.

Step 3. Next, stir in the sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract.  Then stir in the eggs, one at a time, until combined.  

Dry ingredients added to mixture.

Step 4. Gradually, stir in the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder. Mix these ingredients in by hand. Do not over mix these ingredients.

Batter spread into pan.

Step 5. Pour the batter evenly into the baking dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Mixing bowl with peanut butter and butter.

Step 6. While the brownies cool, cream together the butter and peanut butter. It needs to be smooth and creamy.

Powdered sugar added to bowl.

Step 7. Then gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with milk. Combine with the mixer until the desired consistency. 

Peanut butter frosting spread on brownies.

Step 8. Finally, spread the frosting on top of the cooled brownies. 

Chocolate and candy spread on top of baking dish.

Step 9. Melt the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Drizzle over the brownies. Sprinkle the chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups and Reese’s pieces on top.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.

Can you freeze the brownies?

Yes, you can freeze the brownies up to 2 months.

Close up of brownie.

Pro Tips

  • Allow brownies to cool. Make sure the brownies are cool before spreading the frosting.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. The texture of brownies will not taste the same if you overmix.
  • Allow to cool before cutting. Make sure the brownies are cool and set before cutting.
  • Natural peanut butter is not recommended. You can use creamy or chunky peanut butter but natural is not suggested.

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Reese’s Pieces Brownies

5 from 4 votes
Peanut butter lovers will go crazy over Reese's Pieces Brownies. The peanut butter flavor, chocolate and candy topping make this recipe a hit.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
For the Topping: 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 15
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 716

Ingredients

For the Brownies:

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

For the Topping:

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Instructions

For the Brownies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large microwave safe mixing bowl, melt the butter and chocolate chips together.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted and combined. Let cool slightly.
  • Stir in the sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract.  Then stir in the eggs, one at a time, until combined.
  • Slowly stir in the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder. Mix these ingredients in by hand and be careful not to over mix these ingredients.
  • Spread the batter into the 9X13 pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out clean.
  • Allow the brownies to cool completely before topping it with the frosting.

For the Frosting and Topping:

  • In a medium bowl, cream together butter and peanut butter until smooth and fluffy.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with milk, beating after each additional until desired consistency.
  • Spread the frosting on top of the cooled brownies.
  • Add the chocolate chip and butter to a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a piping bag or a ziplock bag.  Cut off a small corn and then drizzle the chocolate over the peanut butter frosting.
  • Sprinkle the chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups and Reese’s pieces on top.
  • Let the topping cool completely and then the brownies are ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 716kcal, Carbohydrates 86g, Protein 9g, Fat 41g, Saturated Fat 21g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 96mg, Sodium 300mg, Potassium 312mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 71g, Vitamin A 675IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 74mg, Iron 3mg

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