4.20.2012

Chocolate Chip Reeses or Rollos Brownie thingys?

I have no idea what to call these, but oh my goodness are they easy and good.  This recipe comes to you via Pinterest.  I tried to trace it all the way back to its originator, but failed.  It just kept going.   So, I do not claim these as mine - although I have tweaked them and will try something new this weekend.  

As the picture indicates, these were done with premade cookie dough, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and box brownie mix.  Thats the "easy" no frill recipe.   Here it is:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Spray the insides of a square all edges brownie pan with Pam spray.   Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of premade cookie dough and press into the bottom of each square.  Top the cookie dough with a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup placed upside down.  Then fill up the well with your favorite prepared brownie mix up to 3/4 full.   Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes.  Remove and cool slightly.

Here are some tips:  

You can use cupcake/muffin tins (either small or large) in replacement of the all-edges brownie pan.  For the large muffin tins, just bake about 5 minutes longer.  

You can substitute Rollos for the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.  Youll have caramel instead of peanut butter. 
You can substitute Peanut Butter cookie dough for the chocolate chip cookie dough to really make a peanut butter exprience!

For those who dont like chocolate (heaven forbid, I have one daughter who doesnt!  Eeek).  Use sugar cookie dough for the base.  Place a Dove chocolate in the center and top with blonde brownie mix. 

You can use all the wonderful variations of prepared brownie mix as well.  Use the caramel brownie with the rollo centers or the white chocolate brownie mix with the sugar cookie base and a rollo.  BE CREATIVE.

This is a GREAT recipe to involve the kids, teens, everyone. 

Thanks Pinterest!