Chocolate Chip Cookie Reese’s Brownie Bonanza and Chocolate Covered Peeps!

Ya, it’s a long title, I know.

I also realized that I am posting the Sunday Dinner Recipe on Saturday-bear with me here.  I thought I’d post the weekly recipe a day early since tomorrow is Easter and I plan on eating, sleeping and basket hunting all day, and because both recipes are Easter themed-I wanted to give you guys a chance to make them before the Holiday is over!

I’m attending an Easter party tonight and was asked to bring dessert-which is perfect because dessert might be my most favorite meal of all time-and so these recipes were born!  The first recipe-Chocolate Chip Cookie Reese’s Brownie Bonanza- was inspired by a post on The Pescetarian and the Pig.  I almost died when I stumbled upon this recipe because it looked so decadent and delicious!  I knew I had to make it! I only made a few changes to the original recipe, and I only made those changes because I’m crap at making brownies from scratch and because I couldn’t find pastel Reese’s eggs ANYWHERE!

Anyways, onto the recipe!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Reese’s Brownie Bonanza

Active time- 20 mins

Serves- 10

INGREDIENTs

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE LAYER

  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 12oz. Bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

BROWNIE LAYER

  • Brownie mix
  • Everything you need to add to the brownie mix (varies by brand but usually includes water, vegetable oil, and eggs
  • About 1 Cup chopped Reese’s Cup Eggs-If you can find the pastel egg pieces these are even better!  But any Reese’s candy will do!

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350.  While oven is warming up mix together butter and sugar.  Ad vanilla and then add eggs one at a time
  • In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.  Slowly add this bowl to the other bowl, mixing thoroughly.  Add chocolate chips
Meet my cherry red KitchenAid, a birthday gift from Ollie and one of my most prized possessions
  • Spread cookie dough evenly in a 9×13 glass baking dish (I sprayed mine with cooking spray first just to be extra careful)
  • For the brownie layer- Follow instructions on the back of the box you bought-they’re pretty fool proof.
  • Pour brownie batter over the top of the chocolate chip cookie layer and spread evenly
  • Sprinkle your chopped Reese’s (or pastel eggs!) evenly over the top of the brownie layer.
  • Place in oven for 35-40 minutes
  • When finished allow to  cool completely before cutting into squares and serving
  • ENJOY!
I panicked a bit because after I had taken the brownie contraption out of the oven the center was still suuuuper chocolate-y, but after it cooled completely things solidified 🙂

Seriously!  How delicious does that sound/look!? I already know its going to be a huge hit at the party tonight!  A big thank you to The Pescetarian and the Pig for introducing me to the wonder that is this recipe!

The second dessert recipe I made for tonight’s party is Chocolate Covered Peeps-I mean, how can you have an Easter party with out peeps!?  It would be criminal!  I didn’t want to show up with just a box of peeps (how lazy is that?) So I decided to dress them up a bit by dipping them in melted chocolate first!

CHOCOLATE COVERED PEEPS

Active Time- 10 minutes

Serves-10

INGREDIENTS

  • I box peeps (I went with the obnoxiously pink chick variety, but the choice is really up to you)
  • Melting Chocolate (I used my left over chocolate chips from the recipe above)
  • Boiling water

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a double boiler (or if you’re ghetto like me then a measuring glass over a boiling pot of water) melt chocolate
  • Pierce a fork into a peep and dip into chocolate until completely submerged
  • Remove from chocolate and place peep on a foil lined baking pan
  • Repeat for all peeps in package.  I was so tempted to nibble on one of these little peeps but they come 10 to a box and I knew there were going to be at least 10 people a the party so I had to refrain-sad day)
  • Once all the peeps have been dipped place baking sheet in the refridgerator and let cool until chocolate completely hardens.
  • Remove from fridge shortly before serving and ENJOY!
Side note, after seeing the end result I kind of wished I had gone with the bunny shaped peeps because I think they would have been more easily identifiable, I’m thinking about piping some eyes onto my chocolate peeps so they look less like a pile of dung. Oh well, delicious is delicious.

Happy Easter everyone, or if you are reading this and don’t celebrate Easter then happy weekend!  I will spend tomorrow in a sugar coma after eating all of these delicious desserts tonight! Make sure to check http://www.twentieshacker.com next Wed. to see the hostess gift I made for the party!

Thanks for reading! xo Whitney

11 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Reese’s Brownie Bonanza and Chocolate Covered Peeps!

    • ohhh no so sad!!! It really is one of my most prized possessions- Ollie knows that in case of fire he is to grab the super heavy mixer while I am busy grabbing my kindle and lone channel purse 🙂

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