ATTENTION ALL YOU PEANUT BUTTER LOVERS HAVE I GOT THE DESSERT FOR YOU!  These Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies are VERY VERY RICH!!!  BUT, so YUMMY!!!  Layers upon layers of flavor.  2 kinds of chocolate and 3 kinds of peanut butter PLUS a cream cheese filling!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - Lady Behind The Curtain

This is such a great recipe.  It satisfies so many tastes.  The chocolate lover, peanut butter lover and even the cheesecake lover.  PERFECT!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - Lady Behind The Curtain

First start with a store bought brownie mix.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - Lady Behind The Curtain

Pour the peanut butter layer on top mixed with Reese’s Pieces.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - Lady Behind The Curtain

Bake until golden brown.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - Lady Behind The Curtain

Cool and add a wonderful layer of chocolate ganache.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - Lady Behind The Curtain

And if that’s not enough sprinkle on some chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!  AWESOME!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - Lady Behind The Curtain

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - Lady Behind The Curtain

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 24

Serving Size: 1 Bar

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

Ingredients

    For the Brownie Layer:
  • 1 box chocolate fudge brownie mix (plus ingredients on the box to prepare the brownie mix)
  • For the Peanut Butter Layer:
  • 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (12 ounce) Reese's Pieces candy
  • For the Chocolate Ganache Layer:
  • 1 (12 ounce or 11.5 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • For the Topping:
  • 12 large Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped

Instructions

    For the Brownie Layer:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  3. Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions.
  4. Spread the batter in pan and set aside.
  5. For the Peanut Butter Layer:
  6. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  7. Add condensed milk and peanut butter and beat until smooth.
  8. Stir in the Reese's Pieces candies.
  9. Spoon the mixture over the batter.
  10. Spread evenly.
  11. Bake for 40 minutes or until cheesecake layer is set and edges are golden brown.
  12. Cool for 30 minutes and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  13. For the Chocolate Ganache Layer:
  14. In a small bowl microwave the chocolate chips and whipping cream for 1 minute, or until chips are melted.
  15. TIP: If the chocolate seems a little grainy, add more cream. START with THREE TABLESPOONS. If more is needed add ONE TABLESPOON at a time. Until chocolate is creamy.
  16. Spread over cheesecake layer.
  17. For Topping:
  18. Sprinkle Reese's Peanut Butter Cup pieces over top.
  19. Store covered in the refrigerator until completely cooled.
  20. Cut into small squares.

Notes

This recipe is from Lady Behind The Curtain

http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/peanut-butter-cheesecake-brownies/

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