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Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Reese’s Brownies

Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Reese's Brownies |

Are you tired? Moody? Fatigued?

Is your laundry dirty and piled up high in a dark corner?

Is dinner not making itself?

Have you lost the will to wipe that sticky spot off the kitchen floor for the 13th time today?

Do you find that yoga pants have become a suitable replacement for anything denim?

Is it difficult to recall the last time anything besides Dinosaur Train appeared so regularly on your television?

Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Reese's Brownies | www.somethingswanky.comIf you answered yes to one or more of these questions, these brownies are right for you.

So go ahead! Toss a towel over that sticky spot on the floor, and assume that the laundry will get clean… somehow. Heat up the oven and bake up a batch of these problem-solving bad boys.

Reese’s cups, your favorite brownie recipe (even if it’s from a box!), and a thick layer of hot fudge and peanut butter up on top are a sure-fire guarantee to end all of your troubles.

Like… all of them. Probably forever.

Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Reese’s Brownies

Yield: 9


  • 16 miniature Reese's Cups
  • 1 recipe your favorite prepared brownie batter (see my recipe here)*
  • 12 ounce jar Hershey's Hot Fudge Sauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (any), divided


  1. Preheat oven according to brownie recipe (on the box or otherwise). Line an 8x8 baking dish with foil or parchment and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Line the baking dish with the (unwrapped) Reese's cups, 4 rows of 4.
  3. Pour the batter over the Reese's cups. GENTLY spread out evenly, trying not to move the Reese's cups too much.
  4. Bake according to brownie recipe (on box or otherwise).
  5. Once brownies are done...
  6. Put the hot fudge sauce and 1/4 cup peanut butter in a small microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until sauce and peanut butter are melted enough to easily mix. Stir until combined. Pour evenly over the brownies.
  7. Heat the remaining (1/4 cup) peanut butter until melted. Drizzle over the hot fudge-peanut butter layer. Swirl with a knife. Serve warm (will be messy, but totally worth it with ice cream!) or let cool completely before cutting into squares and serving. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.


*While I love my Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies, I actually used a Duncan Hines brownie mix for this particular batch and loved it (as always)!


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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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16 Responses to “Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Reese’s Brownies”

  1. Brianna @Flippin' Delicious posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:55 pm (#)

    I need these stat! I make peanut butter brownies all the time but pb hot fudge? Amazing.
    The day you described perfectly describes my week. Yeah, brownies fix everything.

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:18 am (#)

    Pb, hot fudge, brownies, Reeses Cups – yep you’ve hit all my fave things :) Pinned!

  3. Emma posted on February 21, 2014 at 6:00 am (#)

    this must be what heaven looks like – Ashton you have outdone yourself . . . again

  4. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on February 21, 2014 at 7:50 am (#)

    You just put all my favorite things into ONE brownie.
    Ya, I’ll definitely take the whole pan please!

  5. Melanie @ Carmel Moments posted on February 21, 2014 at 10:03 am (#)

    Seriously! Can life get any sweeter than this? I want one now with my morning coffee please! :)

  6. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on February 21, 2014 at 10:21 am (#)

    OMG. Like, best brownies EVER….

    I hope it’s all better today… :)

  7. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on February 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm (#)

    Ok, yep. I just drooled…. ;)

  8. Karly posted on February 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm (#)

    Yep. Imma make these.

  9. Lauren @ Jesus and a Side of Peanut Butter posted on February 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm (#)

    I second Karly ^^^ Pinned! :)

  10. Lindsay @ Life, Love and sugar posted on February 21, 2014 at 3:54 pm (#)

    There is not a single brownie on this page that I don’t want to stuff my face with. Must make.

  11. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on February 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm (#)

    I’ve learned something through babysitting: I LOVE Dinosaur train! lol but I’m sure it can get old.

    You know what I don’t think would ever get old??? THESE bars! So fudgy and decadent and full of pb/chocolatey goodness!

  12. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on February 22, 2014 at 1:56 am (#)

    I can’t even remember the last time I put on denim pants- ERGO I might as well make these brownies right now!

  13. Jennie @themessybakerblog posted on February 24, 2014 at 8:35 am (#)

    Ha! This post just cracked me up. By the looks of it, I’ll need an entire tray of brownies. Pinned.

  14. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on February 25, 2014 at 12:05 am (#)

    You know you had me at Reese’s :) Seriously, best brownies EVER!

  15. mi posted on March 5, 2014 at 2:54 am (#)

    Peanut butter & chocolate…. seriously one of my favorite combinations! I can’t wait to try these and the look really easy to put together

  16. Cathy posted on March 26, 2014 at 11:30 pm (#)

    Just popping in to let you know I have included your yummy recipe post in my peanut butter round up!