Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Reese's Pieces Brownies


     Ahhh…one of those easy but super-rich treats. It captures Reese’s cup flavor, with satisfying crunch on top. I made these for a park playdate today, and the kids all loved ‘em! (Even the representative peanut-allergy kid, who had to scrape off his Reese’s pieces.) We had a lot of little chocolate-monster faces after snacktime.    
     These brownies are my downfall—in my kitchen, I hide them out of sight because if I see one, I eat it.

Ingredients:
20 oz. brownie mix (and necessary ingredients—oil, eggs, etc.) 
½ recipe chocolate frosting (or ¾ c. store-bought frosting)
10 oz. package mini Reese’s Pieces (1 ¼ c.)


Directions:
1. Prepare brownies according to package instructions. Bake in 9x13” pan, which is probably a larger size pan than called for. Because of the large pan, bake less time (e.g. if the mix says 45 minutes, try 30 minutes). Take brownies out of the oven when they are done (toothpick comes out fairly clean) but not overdone (hard burned-smelling edges).

2. Prepare chocolate frosting (or use store-bought frosting). When brownies are cool, spread frosting. It will be a thin layer.


Ready to spread!

3. Evenly sprinkle Reese’s mini pieces all over the top! Cut and enjoy.


A whole pan!  Can you resist?

Any fun baking pieces will work in this recipe—Andes mint pieces, Heath English toffee bits, mini chocolate chips…and the list goes on.


*Nutrition Facts:

Item
Calories
Sodium (% RDA)
Fiber (g)
Protein (g)
Calcium (% RDA)
20 oz. brownie mix, prepared
3400
80
10
20
0
½ recipe chocolate frosting
1000
10
4
1
0
10 oz. Reese’s mini pieces
1330
19
0
19
0
Total (32 brownies):
5730 kcal
109 %
14 g
40 g
0 %
1 brownie:
179 kcal
3.5 %
0.5 g
1.25 g
0 %



*Calculated from food packaging:

I used “Betty Crocker/Hershey” brand brownie mix and “Hershey” brand Reese’s mini pieces.

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1 comment:

  1. These look amazing! I can taste these now. I'd love for you to share them on my linky, Crazy Sweet Tuesday! :)

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