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Confetti Brownies

Details

Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
24 brownies

When fudgelike brownies are infused with – and topped by – REESE'S MINI PIECES Candy, good things are bound to happen. Add a touch of peanut butter drizzle and these confetti brownies will rock your world.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package
    fudgey brownie mix (19.8 oz.)
  • water
  • vegetable oil
  • eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups
    REESE'S PIECES Candies, divided
  • Brownie Frosting
  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cup
    powdered sugar
  • 6 Tbsps
    hot water
  • Peanut Butter Drizzle
  • 3 Tbsps
  • 1 tsp
    shortening

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven & stovetop oven & stovetop
13x9x2-inch baking pan 13x9x2-inch baking pan
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cups measuring cups
wire rack wire rack
small saucepan small saucepan
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2

Prepare brownie mix as directed on package for fudgelike brownies. Spread half of brownie batter into prepared pan.

3

Sprinkle 3/4 cup candies over batter. Carefully spread remaining batter over candy.

4

Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean. Remove from oven to wire rack; cool slightly.

5

Prepare and spread Chocolate Frosting over brownie.

6

Sprinkle and gently press remaining 3/4 cup candies over frosting.

7

Prepare and drizzle Peanut Butter Drizzle over candy. Cool completely in pan.

Chocolate Frosting:

Melt 1/2 cup butter or margarine in saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; add 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa stirring until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and dash of salt. Gradually add 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar with 6 tablespoons hot water, stirring until smooth.

Peanut Butter Drizzle:

Place 3 tablespoons REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at Medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.

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