Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sweet Tooth Tuesdays -- Reece's Cheesecake Brownies

February is the month of birthdays for our family (and many of our friends) plus we have Valentines Day, so lots of sweet treats end up being baked around our house. During one of my late night feedings with C, I found a new blog to read and came across a receipe for Reese's Cheesecake Brownies and I knew that it was pefect to make Eric for his birthday since that is his fave candy.

I would make a few more changes to the receipe for the future and I would make a smaller batch. This is a really rich receipe and has a bit too much chocolate. (I can't believe that I just typed that!)

Adapted from:
This Mommy Cooks

Reese's Cheesecake Brownies
1 fudge brownie mix (and all ingredients it calls for)
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
4 oz package Reese's Pieces
1 (12 oz) package of peanut butter chips
1 (12 oz) package milk chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons whipping cream
12 large Reese's Peanut Butter cups (chopped, I used Reese's Hearts that I found with the vday candy)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
Prepare brownie batter according to its directions and pour batter into the 9x13 pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat softened cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in Sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter and beat until smooth. Stir in bag of Reese's Pieces candies. Spoon Cheesecake mixture over brownie batter evenly.

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until cheesecake layer is set and edges are golden brown.
Let cool for 30 minutes then put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

In a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and whipping cream. Melt on high for 1 minute checking and stirring throughout so not to overcook. Heat until melted and smooth.

Pour melted chocolate and spread evenly over the top of brownies/cheesecake. Sprinkle chopped Reese's Peanut Butter cops over top of the melted chocolate and you're ready to eat it!
Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

**Next time I would skip the chocolate on the top of it**

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