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Irresistible Peanut Butter Chip Brownies


3 hours
Skill Level
24 brownies

Peanut butter and chocolate come together in this sweet peanut butter chip brownie recipe. REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips bring the salty balance to sweet HERSHEY'S Cocoa. Top them with icing or sprinkles for a fun and easy dessert.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
38 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks) , softened
  • 1 package
    cream cheese (3-oz.) , softened
  • 2 cups
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 2/3 cups
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips (10-oz. pkg.)


Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Baking Pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Wire Rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.


Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in chips. Spread batter in pan.


Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely. Frost with Brownie Frosting, if desired. Cut into bars.


Try topping with a peanut butter frosting.

Brownie Frosting: Beat 3 tablespoons softened butter or margarine and 3 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa until blended. Gradually add 1-1/3 cups powdered sugar and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract alternately with 1 to 2 tablespoons milk, beating to spreading consistency. About 1 cup.

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