Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies

Nothing says Christmas like peanut butter and chocolate.

At least in my world this is my idea of a Merry Christmas.

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies - Fudgy brownies with a layer of peanut butter cheesecake and topped with peanuts and peanut butter cups!! Rich, decadent, and amazing! A must-make for all peanut butter lovers!!

There’s a layer of peanut butter cheesecake that runs through the center of these fudgy brownies that are topped with peanuts and Reese’s™ Peanut Butter Cups. Can you say thick, rich, filling, decadent, and wonderful.

The brownies are easy to make and you’ll have them in the oven in no time. Mix up the filling which is cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, and an egg.

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies - Fudgy brownies with a layer of peanut butter cheesecake and topped with peanuts and peanut butter cups!! Rich, decadent, and amazing! A must-make for all peanut butter lovers!!

And for the brownies, I used a box of Betty Crocker™ Original Supreme Premium Brownie Mix that I found at my local Vons grocery store.

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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies - Fudgy brownies with a layer of peanut butter cheesecake and topped with peanuts and peanut butter cups!! Rich, decadent, and amazing! A must-make for all peanut butter lovers!!

The brownies are full of flavor and texture contrasts which I love.

Fudgy brownies, contrasted with the smooth peanut butter cheesecake filling, the salty crunchy peanuts, and the melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter cups ensures that every bite is awesome.

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies - Fudgy brownies with a layer of peanut butter cheesecake and topped with peanuts and peanut butter cups!! Rich, decadent, and amazing! A must-make for all peanut butter lovers!!

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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies

There's a layer of peanut butter cheesecake that runs through the center of these fudgy brownies that are topped with peanuts and Reese's™ Peanut Butter Cups. Can you say thick, rich, filling, decadent, and wonderful. The brownies are easy to make and you’ll have them in the oven in no time. The fudgy brownies, contrasted with the smooth peanut butter cheesecake filling, the salty crunchy peanuts, and the melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter cups ensures that every bite is awesome and full of flavor and texture contrasts.

Yield: one 9x9-inch pan, about 9 to 12 generous squares

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: about 40 to 45 minutes

Total Time: about 2 hours, for cooling

Ingredients:

Filling

  • 6 ounces brick-style cream cheese, softened (I used lite)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup graunlated sugar

Brownies

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To a medium bowl, add all the filling ingredients and beat with an electric handheld mixer on medium-low speed until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary; set aside.
  3. To a large bowl, add the brownie mix and make the brownie batter using the water, oil, egg, and pouch of chocolate according to package directions. Spread half of brownie batter in pan.
  4. Add the filling in rounded tablespoons, spaced evenly over the pan. Using a spatula and taking your time, carefully spread the filling into an even, smooth, flat layer.
  5. Add the remaining brownie batter over filling, spreading it into an even, smooth, flat layer.
  6. Evenly sprinkle with peanuts.
  7. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from side of pan comes out mostly clean or with a few moist crumbs, but not batter. Allow brownies to cool in pan on a wire race for about 1 hour.
  8. After about 1 hour (brownies will still be warm, just enough so peanut butter cups will melt slightly and adhere), evenly sprinkle with the halved peanut butter cups. Slice and serve. Extra brownies will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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14 comments

  1. Beyond amazing brownies (can’t beat peanut butter and chocolate). Merry Christmas, Averie!

  2. So many of my favorite things all in one amazing looking brownie (and what a great way to doctor up a boxed mix)! Merry Christmas to you and your family and enjoy your time in Aruba!

  3. This would also be my way of celebrating the merriest of holidays! I’m very much wishing these guys were at my house right now. Hope you guys plow through them. Merry Christmas!

  4. If these taste half as good as the pictures look then they must be amazing.  Your photos are just phenomenol.  

  5. @Averie Sunshine

    So a hefty portion of my most loved things all in one astounding looking brownie (and what an extraordinary approach to specialist up a boxed blend)! Cheerful Christmas to you and your family and make the most of your time in Aruba

    Jenifer

  6. You KNOW I’m in love with these. I must make them for Mel!!!

  7. These look like a treat that will keep the holidays going even AFTER Christmas!  The kids in my house are going to be very happy to see these.  :)  Happy New Year!

  8. These look dangerously delicious! I need these in my life right now!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  9. Oh sweet goodness, these look like little bites of heaven! Peanut butter and chocolate say merry christmas all year long, add in cheesecake too? Yes please!! 

  10. These were amazing! I have been sending everyone the link to this recipe! I used a gluten free brownie batter (made with dark chocolate peanut butter!) instead of a box mix but loved having the pb cheesecake middle! They were so rich, I was trying to eat them slowly, after a few days the bottoms were a little more soggy, but still good. Next time I will eat them faster or freeze after the second day. This recipe is amazing!

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