Cake Mix Peanut Butter Brownies

If you’ve been around here for a significant amount of time, you know how I feel about chocolate. I’ve made brownies twice. This time and this time.

But for some reason I have been wanting to make some brownies lately. I got the perfect opportunity when a friend asked me to bring dessert over for a small dinner group. It just so happens that the favorite candy of this group is Reese’s.


I compiled a few different ideas and ingreients from different recipes to make my very own recipe. You can find my inspiration here, here, and here.

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Brownies – recipe by me!

1 box chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 package Reese’s cup minis

1. Preheat oven 350*. Line 13×9 pan with foil then spray with non-stick spray.


2. Mix together cake mix, oil, milk, and egg. Spread half of the batter into the bottom of the pan.



3. In a separate bowl mix together sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter. Pour and spread evenly over the cake batter.



4. Cut the Reese’s minis in half and distribute over the glorious peanut butter mixture.



5. Dollop the remaining cake mix over the Reese’s and carefully spread it out as much as possible.


Peekaboo Reese’s!


6. Bake for 25 minutes and let cool completely.

7. Remove from pan by lifting out with the foil. Cut into squares. Eat. Share.

Look how cute this plate is that I got from Target! Perfect for the summer…

These are moist, not too rich, and perfectly peanut buttery!


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4 responses to “Cake Mix Peanut Butter Brownies

  1. Your plate is perfect for summer and perfect for holding these lovely looking and slightly decadent brownies.

  2. I love the “peekaboo reeses”!! so cute and they look so good!!!

  3. DAWN

    Have you tried brownie mix with this?

    • No I haven’t, but I don’t think it would come out the same consistency. The cake mix makes it a little lighter and I think a brownie mix would make it much more dense. Still could be tasty though!

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