Monday, November 28, 2011

Reese's Cheesecake Brownies and Christmas trees

Today when Andy got home from work we went to get a Christmas tree, The thing is, that at almost 9:30pm on a Sunday night, Walmart was about our only option. And even there, the garden section was closed, so he had to carry the tree through the store.  This led to us receiving comical glances all the way through the store. Especially since he decided it was a perfect excuse to buy a handsaw...
When we got home we made a deal, that if he set up and put the lights on the tree I would make the Reese's Cheesecake Brownies that I had seen pictures of about a week ago.  He happily agreed.

The Reese's Cheesecake Brownie Recipe:
  • Brownie mix (and whatever it may call for)
  • 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (12 oz) package of Reese's Pieces candies
  • 1 (12 oz) package of chocolate chips
  • 3 tbs of whipping cream
  • 8-10 Reese's chopped into chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and lightly coat a 9x13" pan with cooking oil.
Prepare brownies according to package and spread batter into the pan, set aside.

In a large bowl beat cream cheese until smooth, add sweetened condensed milk and continue to beat.  Mix in peanut butter.  Stir in Reese's Pieces.

Spoon the mixture over the brownie batter, and spread as evenly as possible.
Bake for 40 minutes or until cheesecake has set and is brown around the edges. Cool for 30 minutes, refrigerate for 30 minutes.

To a microwaveable bowl add chocolate chips and whipping cream. Microwave on high for 1 minute, or until melted, checking and stirring half way through. Stir until smooth.

Spread over the cooled cheesecake layer.
Sprinkle chopped Reese's over the top. Store covered in the refrigerator.

But be warned, this is very very rich, and I would not recommend serving pieces as large as shown in the picture.  Andy is convinced this is the best thing he has ever put into his mouth, I hope you all enjoy it as well!

1 comment:

  1. This is all 3 of my favorite desserts rolled into one! I could devour this dish with little help from others!