What is an ingredient to substitute for whipping cream?
This recipe calls for whipping cream. This is found in the dairy section of your grocery store, right by the milk.
However, if you do not have whipping cream, or don’t have it on hand, you could use milk instead. We highly recommend using a higher percentage of milk, or a whole milk, if you do choose to use milk over whipping cream.
It will be thinner than whipping cream, and may cause a small difference in texture, but you should be fine.
Do these freeze well?
These brownies do freeze quite well. They are better fresh, but I have frozen them, and they thaw nicely.
We recommend freezing them in an airtight container.
To thaw them, we recommend removing them from the freezer the night before serving or at least 8 hours before you plan to serve them. We highly discourage microwaving them. It will melt the frosting and the chocolate, while keeping the middle of the brownie frozen.
These will last nicely in the freezer for about two weeks. We do not recommend freezing them for longer than that.
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Reese's Brownies Recipe
- 1 cup butter melted
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup cocoa
- 1 ½ Tablespoons vanilla
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup butter softened
- 4 Tablespoons whipping cream
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- ¼ cup cocoa
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- ¾ cup salted peanuts chopped
- 24 mini Reese's peanut butter cups
- ¾ cup peanut butter chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease 9 x 13 inch pan with non stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine melted butter, salt, cocoa and vanilla.
- Stir in the sugar and eggs.
- Add in the flour and peanut butter and mix until smooth.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 22-25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- While the brownies cool, prepare frosting by beating butter, whipping cream, water, and cream cheese in a bowl on medium speed until fluffy.
- Gradually beat in cocoa and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies.
- Sprinkle peanuts, peanut butter cups, and peanut butter chips on top of the frosting.
- Cut into squares and serve.
- 9x13-inch Baking Pan
- Mixing Bowl
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