Fudgy Brownies with Reese’s Chunks are perfect for happy occasions or gathering with friends to mourn the loss of a childhood friend. Good food brings comfort!

Fudgy Brownies with Reese's Chunks stacked on a small white plate

Fudgy Brownies with Reese’s Chunks

You may have read about the death of a childhood friend in May. To deal with my grief, I headed to the kitchen. I knew I’d be gathering with some of my dearest, oldest friends to mourn our loss at a memorial service. One of my classmates planned to fill a cooler with booze for a private gathering at our hotel, and I knew we’d need a few treats as well. I think I should have made a few sandwiches, too, seeing the aftermath of empties at the end of the night. These Fudgy Brownies with Reese’s Chunks were some of the goodies I brought for my friends.

Fudgy Brownies with Reese's on a serving tray

Reese’s Brownies

One of these friends used to make layered chocolate peanut butter fudge in college, so I knew a brownie studded with Reese’s miniatures would be one of the sweets I’d bake up for her. I took a favorite fudgy brownie from Martha Stewart and sprinkled the batter with halved peanut butter cups before baking. You could easily make these Reese’s brownies with a boxed mix, too, if you’re pressed for time.

We snacked, sipped, hugged, laughed, and looked over old photos and junior high yearbooks. It was 4:30 AM before the night ended…our hearts still heavy, but tears dried by friendship. I’ve already shared the other bar cookies I made: Fudge and Toffee Filled Chocolate Chip Bars.

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Fudgy Brownies with Reese's Chunks Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 16 brownies

Fudgy Brownies studded with Reese's peanut butter cups


  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup miniature Reese's peanut butter cups (cut in half)


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with non-stick foil. Set aside.
  2. Place butter and chocolate in a microwave microwave-safe bowl and microwave gently until butter and chocolate are melted (30 seconds x 3, stirring in between sessions). Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Stir sugar into chocolate till combined. Whisk in eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Fold in flour and salt.
  4. Sprinkle with Reese's and gently press into batter.
  5. Bake until cake tester comes out of center with just a few moist crumbs, 40-45 min.
  6. Cool completely on a rack. Remove brownies from the pan using foil. Cut into 2-inch squares.


Brownie recipe adapted from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 brownie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 4g

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