Reese’s Pieces Double Fudge Brownie Recipe. My childhood favorite candy, Reese’s Pieces, folded into deep dark fudge brownies and then sprinkled on top of fudgy frosting.
I was shopping for our daughters easter basket when I saw them, the candy I loved most as a kid. Reese’s Pieces in Easter egg form. I stood there for second wondering, “are these new or have I just missed them all these years?” . I had to show my husband, he agreed he had never seen them before this Easter. So either we are both missing out or this is the greatest new addition to Easter since the Whopper eggs.
Funny story, embarrassing but funny! When I was in 7th grade (so about 13 years old) my friend and I walked to the local quick pick store for candy. The candy was behind the register and we had to ask the clerk to hand us what we wanted. I saw the orange bag of Reese’s Pieces and knew that was what I was getting. When it came time to tell the clerk which candy I wanted I pointed and without hesitation said, “the Reese’s Penis’s please….”. In that very moment as that out of no where, taboo word came out of my mouth I could feel my face and neck turn 5 shades of red. My friend whipped her head around and started to giggle, stunned of course. I apologized to the clerk and corrected myself but couldn’t look her in the eyes. After paying I ran out of that store so fast, as soon as we were out the door my friend and I started laughing so hard. Considering my age and innocence I could’ve died of embarrassment in that moment and I think of it every time I have Reese’s Pieces lol.
What’s my obsession with Reese’s Pieces all about?
- I love candy in pieces, silly and as simple as that might sound it’s just fun to eat one after the other, especially at the movies.
- Reese’s Pieces are filled with peanut butter candy and it melts in your mouth. Maybe this should have been the first one on the list.
- But my most favorite thing about Reese’s Pieces? The shell, similar to M&M’s, its thin and crunchy. But it is even thinner and crunchier, it almost shatters when you bite into it.
So it is only natural that I would want to add Reese’s Pieces Easter Eggs into a deep, dark, fudgy brownie. Slather it with fudgy frosting and then sprinkle it with more Reese’s Pieces Easter Eggs right? Right! And so became the Reese’s Pieces Double Fudge Brownie. You guys these are so gosh darn good I had to give them away because I could not stop myself from eating them! Lets face it they have all the markers of comfort food dessert. Deep, dark, fudgy, chocolaty, crunchy, peanut buttery, smooth and creamy.
One thing to note, these are not a peanut butter brownie. These are a fudge brownie and the peanut buttery goodness comes from the Reese’s Pieces. Meaning peanut butter flavor is present but not the focus flavor.
If you love Reese’s Pieces as much as I do and you love fudgy brownies like I do than these are a must!! They make a great gift to.
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Reese's Pieces Double Fudge Brownie Recipe
- 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 1/3 light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 2 Tbsp peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Hershey Special Dark cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup rough chopped Reese's Pieces Eggs rest of the bag for garnish on top
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cups chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
- Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper
- In large bowl combine and stir the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
- In mixing bowl add sugars, butter, vanilla, peanut butter and mix.
- Add the eggs and mix well to combine.
- Slowly add in the flour mixture.
- Mix until well combined.
- By hand fold in rough chopped Reese's Pieces eggs.
- Pour batter into pan and spread with off-set spatula or regular spatula.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out a little sticky.
- Frost while brownie is warm and sprinkle with chopped Reese's Pieces eggs.
- Cool and then cut into squares the size you need.
- Store in an airtight container in cool place.
- Combine butter, milk and sugar in small sauce pan
- Over medium heat bring to a boil and let boil for about 60 seconds.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla and chocolate.
- Whisk until smooth and shiny and all chocolate is melted.
- Pour warm frosting over warm brownie.
- Garnish with chopped Reese's Pieces eggs.
- Let cool completely.
I used Hersheys Special Dark Cocoa powder which gave the deep dark color to the brownie. If using a standard cocoa powder the color will not be as dark.
Reese’s Pieces and watching E.T. is a favorite childhood memory of mine. Reese’s Pieces Double Fudge Brownies will now be a favorite adult memory of mine 😀 I need to lay off the sweets but you best believe I’m busting out this recipe on cheat day! YUM!!!
Hi Christina! Haha, I remember these and E.T. as well. I love that you have a cheat day, I do to. We all need that to look forward to 😉 . Take care.
Leanne | Crumb Top Baking says
They look super fudgy and I love the addition of Reece’s pieces eggs! I actually bought a bag today! Have a great weekend Stacey!
Hi Leanne, thank you very much! Enjoy your bag, they are addicting 🙂 . Take care.
LOL on your candy store story!! I really chuckled because that did also happen to me when I was in my 20’s. I asked a co-worker to hand me that penis when I really wanted a pencil. I was pretty embarrassed. I was older so we could really laugh at it.
Now on to those brownies. Your pictures are so inviting. My mouth starts watering and I can’t wait to see the recipe. I went to my local Kroger store and purchase lots of Reese’s pieces eggs. 50% off so I bought enough incase I feel like making them in a couple of weeks. LOL
Hi Karol! So glad you got a kick out of my story and that I am not alone in my odd blurting. Enjoy your Reeses eggs, glad you liked the brownies. Take care.
Katherine | Love In My Oven says
Oh Stacey, your story made me laugh!! I would have been horrified as a young girl if the same thing had happened to me! Haha. Too cute!! I have not seen these Reeses’ eggs in stores this year!! I wonder if they neglected Canada 🙁 Either way, these brownies look like the ultimate fudge brownie. I’m sure I could substitute another candy just so I can make these 😉
Hi Katherine! Haha, Im glad my story made you laugh, I couldn’t even mention it until I was in my 20’s I was so embarrassed 😉 . No Reese’s eggs? That just not fair. You could definitely substitute, even with regular reeses pieces. Take care.
Stephanie @ 31Daily says
As always, Stacey, these look so delicious. Now I have an idea of what to do with our abundant leftover Easter Reese’s Pieces!
Hi Stephanie, thank you! I hear you, I have so much left over candy I need to put it in something and hand it out (or eat it myself lol ). Take care.
Oh my gosh! this recipe looks so delicious and yummy. Feel like grabbing a piece now. Pinning for sure. 🙂
Hi Puja! Thank you so much. If only we could reach through the screen 🙂 . Take care.
Hahahhaah! I love that memory! I can imagine your level of embarrassment but also the laughter that must have ensued when you made a mad dash out of that place! 🙂 Now this is a treat I’d find difficult to keep from gobbling up all by myself! Gorgeous photography – yet again!
Hi Annie! So glad it made you laugh, we giggled so hard as soon as we got out of that store 🙂 . These were definitely a treat. Thank you :-).
Thao @ In Good flavor says
LOL! That little faux pas gave you a lifetime of fun nostalgia. This brownie is to die for! Your pictures are just stunning!!
Hi Thao! Thank you very much. Lol, yes it sure did! So glad you like the brownies! Take care 🙂
How can I bake these brownies in a 13×9 inch pan? How long will I bake them for?
Hi Gale, This recipe was originally made for a 9×13 pan but I like a thicker brownie so I put it in a 8×8 pan. So just follow the recipe as directed and spread it into the 9×13 evenly. I would then bake them for 18-22 minutes. You will need to double the frosting and the quantity of reeses pb eggs.
Alternatively – if you want the thicker brownies in a 9×13 you can double the recipe and then adjust the timing accordingly, I have not personally tried this method myself so I cannot give you a timing as to how long to bake them for but I would start checking them at around 25 minutes.
Happy baking! 🙂