Easy Fudgy Brownies With Reese Cups

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Rich, decadent, thick fudgy brownies stuffed with Reese Cups.  These are the pinnacle of any brownie experience.

Warning! When you make this indulgent masterpiece you are going to have to JUST SAY NO to healthy and clean eating for that day. It’s going to be keNO, macNOs and the Unholy 30. So, for one day get out your moomoo and your baggy clothes and indulge in this SINsational brownie nirvana.

Fudgy Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Tools Used In Thick Chewy Brownies

  • Saucepan (optional)
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Dry Ingredient Measuring Cups
  • 12×8 or 13×9 Baking Pan

Ingredients In Easy Brownies From Scratch

Thick Reese Cup Brownies

Gooey Fudgy Brownie Packed With Reeses

Two things hit me when I took my first bite of these Reese Cup Brownies:

  1. This is such a fudgy, thick brownie recipe.
  2. Wow, I bit into a Reese’s Cup.

I feel like these 2 things are what puts these brownies with peanut butter cups in a culinary stratosphere by themselves.

For me, ooey gooey, thick , fudgy brownies are intoxicating, blissful, sensual…by themselves, but then add Reese’s Cups that are also just as intoxicating, blissful, sensual… STOP! this is just to much to wrap my mind and taste buds around.

You just can’t get any better than these luscious fudgy chocolate brownies loaded with Reese Cups. Like I said above, it’s the pinnacle of any brownie experience. It’s the brownie version of the Katz’s Deli scene in When Harry Met Sally.

Step by step Reese Cup Brownies

Simple Easy Brownie Recipe

This is such an easy, quick brownie recipe from scratch. 7 ingredients, yes, just 7 ingredients. I used 2 bowls, but I could have used 1.

Melt your chocolate and butter, add it to your sugar, eggs and flour, pour half of the batter in a pan, put your Reese Cups on it, top with the remaining batter and bake. Reese Cup Brownies, It just doesn’t get any easier than that.

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Brownie Baking Tips

I love making brownies from the box, but I love making homemade brownies from scratch even more. However, I always just kind of made these from scratch brownies without knowing the correct ways and proper techniques.

So, I researched brownie baking tips and came across this post, 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Brownies, from The Kitchn. I’d like to share these mistakes to avoid and tips here.

  1. Not Picking The Right Recipe For You – Do you want to make gooey, fudgy brownies or cakey brownie? Know before you select your recipe. You are in for a huge disappointment if your taste buds are set on fudgy and you make cakey.
  2. Not Letting Your Chocolate Cool After Melting – If your brownie recipe calls for melting chocolate, wait a few minutes before adding the melted chocolate to the eggs and sugar. Adding chocolate that is to hot could lead to scrambled eggs in the batter.
  3. Not Using The Right Pan For The Job – Brownie recipes usually call for an 8- or 9-inch pan. Use a pan that’s too big, and you’ll end up with thin, overcooked brownies. On the flip side, if you use a pan that’s too small, the result is undercooked brownies. Confession, I used a smaller pan for these Reese Cup Brownies (see notes in recipe below), adjusted the baking time and amazing.
  4. Waiting Until There Are No More Crumbs Stuck To The Toothpick – If you wait until there are no more crumbs on the toothpick, you could face overcooked brownies. Remove the brownies when there are still some crumbs on the toothpick. They are just about done and will continue to cook as they cool.
  5. Cutting Into Fresh Baked Brownies To Soon – The smell of brownies fresh from the oven can be hard to resist, but you’ll reap rewards if you do. Brownies that have cooled make for a cleaner cut. Plus, brownies that have cooled an hour or two will have a more developed flavor and taste even better than when they first come out of the oven.
Reese Cup Brownies Fudgy

How To Freeze Brownies

Can you freeze brownies????? Yes, yes and more yeses, in fact I think brownies taste better, if that’s possible, after serving some freezer time.

So, how do you freeze brownies? This post by Taste Of Home tells us how to freeze a whole pan of brownies and individual brownies.

How To Freeze A Whole Pan Of Brownies:

  1. Line the pan you’ll bake in with parchment paper. Make sure plenty of paper pokes out above the brownies, so it’s easy to grab.
  2. After baking the brownies, let them cool completely.
  3. Remove brownies from pan with the parchment paper that’s poking out above the brownies.
  4. Wrap the whole sheet of brownies tightly with plastic wrap and then with foil.
  5. You can freeze brownies up to 3 months.
Reese Cup Brownies

How To Freeze Individual Brownies:

Sometimes we need just one brownie for some therapy, because we know brownies understand. However, if we freeze the whole pan it’s hard to get just one. So, this calls for freezing brownies individually. To freeze individually:

  1. Bake brownies and let them cool.
  2. Slice cooled brownies and place them in a glass or plastic container in a single layer.
  3. Cover that layer with wax or parchment paper.
  4. Press the paper lightly onto the top of each brownie to create a better seal.
  5. Top with another layer of brownies.
  6. Repeat until container is full or you run out of brownies.
  7. Make sure you cover the top layer of brownies with paper also.
  8. Brownies will freeze up to 3 months.

How To Unfreeze Brownies

  1. Unwrap and set on a plate.
  2. Allow them to come to room temperature
  3. Devour

If the brownie devil on your shoulder is winning and you can’t wait for them to thaw naturally, you can use the microwave. Put the brownie in for 15 second increments, using 50% power.

Chewy Fudgy Brownie Recipe With Reese Cups

Yes! Make These Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Friends, it’s thick, chewy brownies from scratch loaded with Reese Cups. Need I say more? Literally, it’s two great tastes that taste great together.

In case you have any queries regarding the recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

I have linked to our related recipes below and I’m sure you will love them.

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Reeses Cup Brownies (So Fudgy)

Thick, fudgy brownies stuffed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fudgy brownies, reese’s peanut butter cups, brownies with reese cups
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 18 squares
Cost 13.00




  • Melt butter and chocolate. I melted mine on the stove. You can use the microwave.
    1¼ cups butter, 2⅔ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Stir together eggs and sugar.
    8 eggs, 2 cups sugar
  • Add vanilla
    1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Stir in melted chocolate
  • Stir in flour with spatula
    2 cups all purpose flour
  • Pour half of the batter in the bottom of the pan.
  • Put a layer of Reese Cups on top.
    24 – 26 snack size Reese Cups
  • Cover with the remaining batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 to 45 minutes. (See notes below)
  • Let cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting.


The recipe called for a 12×12 pan.  I did not have one, so I used a 12×8 pan.  The 12×8 pan made such thick fudgy brownies and I’m so glad I ended up using it.  I have also made these in a 13×9 and they were just as amazing.
If using a 12×8 or 13×9 pan bake 35 to 45 minutes (start checking around 35 minutes).  If you are using a 12×12 pan the original recipe says bake for 30 minutes.


Serving: 540square

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