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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Betty Crocker Reese’s® Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Snack Cakes with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe
- 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.
TipsFor 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.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I only work with brands I love!
natalie @ wee eats says
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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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
Peanut butter and chocolate together is one of my favorite combinations–these look so good!
Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says
I need me some of these!! 🙂
Coty and Mariah says
I think we can all agree when we say that peanut butter and chocolate for snack is amazing!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Wish I had a piece right now for an afternoon pick me up!
Annalise @ Completely Delicious says
These should be labeled DANGEROUS. They’d be gone in a heartbeat!
Gabby O says
These look amazing!!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
LOVE this! I definitely need at least 10 of these right now for a midnight snack!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
You had me at peanut butter! This look so darn good, Julie!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Wow! A dessert couldn’t be more perfect 😉 I love this!!
Jersey Girl Cooks says
So easy and my kids would love these.
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
Snack cakes mean I can eat these whenever I want, right?!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
I love reese’s anything. This cake is such a fun idea, and I love that is started with a mix!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
One of our favorite flavor combos! Loving this cake, Julie!
Kristina @ Love & Zest says
Cute! I think these would be a fun dessert for a Halloween party.
Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego) says
Oh wow. Peanut butter and chocolate in snack cakes? I won’t be able to keep my hands off these.
Peanut butter and chocolate you say?? Yes, please!! These look amazing!
Wahhh why am I allergic to peanuts? Love these – super cute and I bet they’re even more delicious than just making the cookie 🙂
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Love that PB frosting!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
PB and choc for a snack cake? Sign me up.
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Did I hear peanut butter (twice) and chocolate? Oh yes I did! They look awesome Julie & right up my alley!