Reese’s Stuffed Brownies

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Reese’s peanut butter cups stuffed inside soft, chewy brownies. Top the Reese’s Stuffed Brownies with this unbelievable peanut butter frosting! You may also love our peppermint patty stuffed cookies

Reese's Stuffed Brownies Easy Dessert Recipe

Reese’s Stuffed Brownies

My obsession with peanut butter and chocolate is no secret. And ever since I started this blog, I’ve been obsessed with frosting.

Reese's Stuffed Brownies Easy Dessert Recipe

See? I told you! Look at that picture of these Reese’s Stuffed Brownies. There is about the same amount of frosting as there is brownie in this recipe. And it is peanut butter frosting, which is my favorite frosting ever.

Easy Brownie Recipe

Lucky for me, I didn’t have to wait long before we got more peanut butter and made some delicious brownies that literally took 5 ingredients, plus frosting. Brownie mix, cream cheese, butter, an egg, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. The frosting is completely optional, but also completely necessary to me. It makes the brownies look more desirable and also makes them 10 times more decadent, I think. I honestly don’t really care to know what they taste like without frosting!

Reese's Stuffed Brownies Easy Dessert Recipe

Peanut Butter Frosting

The frosting that we used for these Reese’s Stuffed Brownies is the same frosting we’ve used for a lot of our peanut butter/chocolate recipes. Yes, I do have it memorized. And trust me, I never get tired of it. When there is left over icing, we will put it in the freezer, and at some point maybe two weeks later we’ll pull it out and eat it in chunks. It’s allowed in our house. My brother and sister can literally smell when someone is pulling out a dessert. I don’t know how they do it- just one minute they’re playing, the next minute they come running upstairs for a lick of peanut butter frosting.

I have one more thing to say before you go and make these brownies (because I know you just can’t resist it)- When you bite into one of these brownies, you will instantly love them. Do you know how I know? Because there are whole Reese’s cups inside of the brownies. You’re welcome.



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Reese's Stuffed Brownies

4.73 from 11 votes
Reese's peanut butter cups stuffed inside soft, chewy brownies. Top the brownies with this unbelievable peanut butter frosting!
Servings 16 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes


  • 1 Pillsbury family size brownie mix 19.5 ounces
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 16 full-size Reese's peanut butter cups frozen


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the brownie mix, egg, cream cheese and butter until it is well mixed. 
  • Spread the batter in a greased 8x8 pan. 
  • Take the frozen Reese's peanut butter cups and press them into the brownie batter in a 4x4 grid pattern. They should be pressed in enough that the top of the Reese's cup is at the same height as the brownie batter.
  • Bake the brownies at 350 degrees for about 28 minutes.
  • While the brownies are baking, make the peanut butter frosting. Using a stand mixer, blend together peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, and milk 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Once the brownies are cool, spread the frosting on top of the brownies.
  • Place 2 ounces of chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in 15 second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is completely melted. Do this slowly so the chocolate doesn't burn.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter frosting and allow the brownies to set.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Make ½ a recipe of peanut butter frosting if you want a thinner frosting layer.
The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 16 pieces and all of the frosting used, with 1 serving being 1 frosted brownie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Author Lizzy T
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 368
Keyword peanut butter frosting, reeses brownies, stuffed brownies


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Fun size wife
7 years ago

5 stars
Thinner layer of frosting- ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
9 years ago

Dangerous …. that’s what these brownies are!! I could not be trusted alone with them! 😉 Pinned and I hope to enjoy them SOON!

9 years ago

OMGosh these brownies are so sinful!! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

2 years ago

5 stars
OMG! Another mouth-watering and tempting treat. This looks really good! I’ve been looking for new recipes. Glad I found this! Thank you so much for this 🙂

3 years ago

Do you make the brown mixer as directed on the box then add everything else?

Katherine H
4 years ago

I only have a glass cake pan (9×13). Would this mess up the recipe too badly?

6 years ago

4 stars
i tried to use cupcake pan to make individual ones bad choice did not come out very good at all and frosting came out cake like not creamy at all. i did something wrong just haven’t figured out what yet

6 years ago

Do you think a gluten free brownies mix would work? I am gluten intolerant and want to make these!

Karen G
7 years ago

Do you mix the brownies according to the back of the box, then add the extras in your recipe or so you just use the dry brownie mix + your recipe? 🙂

7 years ago

5 stars
I made these absolutely delicious creations, but unfortunately did not pay attention to the pictures to see the brownie layer underneath the Reese’s….needless to say my Reese’s are now stuck to the pan! Do you recommend any way i could get the brownies out of my pan without destroying these amazing brownies?? My pan is an aluminum 13 X 8 cake pan..

I plan on using this Peanut Butter cream on every dessert i make now…THANK YOU

8 years ago

Unfortunately we found these way, way too rich- the brownies came out with the sweetness and texture of fudge which was overpowering with the Reese’s, frosting, and melted chocolate. . I may try it again making the brownies by the box recipe… Definitely saving the frosting though because that on it’s own was delicious.

9 years ago

Is there any substitute recommended if I don’t have candiquik or do I need to go buy it specifically? Thanks.

9 years ago

Making these now!! But…do the cream cheese and butter take place of the oil required for the brownie mix? I’m using my favorite ghirardelli brand.

Amy@Little Dairy on the Prairie
9 years ago

I just found your blog and I’m already in love! In fact, I spent all of my exercise time browsing through it! These look delish!

Bradiann burch
9 years ago

Do these need to be refrigerated?