Betty Crocker Reese’s® Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Snack Cakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Snack Cakes with Peanut Butter Frosting from

When Betty Crocker came to me and told me about their new line of Hershey’s cookie mixes and challenged me to make recipes with them, I jumped at the chance. First, I love peanut butter cups! Second, I love to use mixes and add ingredients to them to extend them or make something completely different than what they were intended for. Makes my baking go even quicker!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Snack Cakes with Peanut Butter Frosting from

First up, the cake. Add the mix along with butter, oil, eggs and water to a large mixing bowl. Mix it until combined. Don’t overmix.

Tip: In a measuring cup, add water and then the oil. I do this so most of the oil doesn’t stick to my measuring cup!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Snack Cakes with Peanut Butter Frosting from

I cover my square cake/brownie pan with foil and spray it with baking spray. Add the mix batter and bake for about 18 to 20 minutes.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Snack Cakes with Peanut Butter Frosting from

While the cake is baking, make your peanut butter frosting. Doh, I forgot to take pictures of the finished frosting but I wanted to show you how it looks after mixing all ingredients in right before the milk. I always find it looks funny and crumbly looking. The milk is what makes your frosting super smooth!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Snack Cakes with Peanut Butter Frosting from

These cakes take only 40 minutes to make and are perfect to put in a school lunch for dessert or have at your next party…enjoy!

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Betty Crocker Reese’s® Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Snack Cakes with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

Yield: 16 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


1 box (12.5 oz) Betty Crocker Reese’s® Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1 Tablespoon oil

2 eggs

1/4 cup water

Peanut Butter Frosting

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1/2 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar

4 Tablespoons milk

1/3 mini semisweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 350° F. Cover an 8-inch baking pan with foil and spray with baking spray.

Add Betty Crocker Reese’s Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix, butter, oil, eggs and water to a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix with a spatula until combined.

Pour batter and into the baking pan and spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Set pan aside for about 5 to 10 minutes. Then, lift the foil out of the baking pan to remove the cake and allow to cool completely on a baking rack.

To make the frosting

Add peanut butter and butter to a large mixing bowl or to a stand mixer bowl. Mix with beater attachment with a stand mixer or an electric mixer until smooth. Add vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add confectioner’s sugar and mix. The consistency will be crumbly looking. Add milk, gradually, one tablespoon at a time and mix until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate frosting when not in use.

Using an offset spatula, add frosting to the top of the cake. Top with mini chocolate chips. Cut into squares and serve.


For the frosting, add more milk for a creamier or thinner frosting. Use less to for a thicker frosting. Refrigerate the cake after frosting it for at least 2 hours before slicing to have neatly cut snack cakes.

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23 Responses to “Betty Crocker Reese’s® Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Snack Cakes with Peanut Butter Frosting”

  1. 1
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 27, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    Did I hear peanut butter (twice) and chocolate? Oh yes I did! They look awesome Julie & right up my alley!


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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — September 27, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    PB and choc for a snack cake? Sign me up.


  3. 3
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 27, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    Looooove this!!


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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 27, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    Love that PB frosting!


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    Courtney — September 27, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

    Wahhh why am I allergic to peanuts? Love these – super cute and I bet they’re even more delicious than just making the cookie :)


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    Tieghan — September 27, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate you say?? Yes, please!! These look amazing!


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    Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego) — September 28, 2013 @ 5:50 am

    Oh wow. Peanut butter and chocolate in snack cakes? I won’t be able to keep my hands off these.


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    Kristina @ Love & Zest — September 28, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    Cute! I think these would be a fun dessert for a Halloween party.


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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 28, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    One of our favorite flavor combos! Loving this cake, Julie!


  10. 10
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 28, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    I love reese’s anything. This cake is such a fun idea, and I love that is started with a mix!


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 29, 2013 @ 12:28 am

    Snack cakes mean I can eat these whenever I want, right?!


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    Jersey Girl Cooks — September 29, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    So easy and my kids would love these.


  13. 13
    Nutmeg Nanny — September 29, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    Wow! A dessert couldn’t be more perfect 😉 I love this!!


  14. 14
    Julie @ This Gal Cooks — September 29, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    You had me at peanut butter! This look so darn good, Julie!


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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 30, 2013 @ 3:17 am

    LOVE this! I definitely need at least 10 of these right now for a midnight snack!


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    Gabby O — September 30, 2013 @ 9:55 am

    These look amazing!!


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    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — September 30, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    These should be labeled DANGEROUS. They’d be gone in a heartbeat!


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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — September 30, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    Wish I had a piece right now for an afternoon pick me up!


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    Coty and Mariah — September 30, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    I think we can all agree when we say that peanut butter and chocolate for snack is amazing!


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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — October 1, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    I need me some of these!! :)


  21. 21
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — October 1, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate together is one of my favorite combinations–these look so good!


  22. 22
    Stephanie@Henry Happened — October 1, 2013 @ 10:43 am



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    natalie @ wee eats — October 4, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    REESE’S ARE THE BEST!!! The BF was trying to shove those in my cart the other day and i resisted…. but now….. I think I have to go back and get them!


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