In an ideal world, we'd all have time to bake from scratch. But few of us live in that world very often. We've put together this brownie and peanut butter cup dessert for those days when chocolate is required, but time is tight.

There are cozy, lazy days at home, where there's ample time to bake from scratch and concoct fantastic, delectable treats.

And then there are the days when carpool, soccer, laundry, grocery shopping and, well, life, take over and having the time to bake is just a fantasy.

If today is one of those cozy days, this dessert can be made from scratch with your favorite homemade brownie recipe (we love this fudgy version) and heavy whipping cream whipped into frothy goodness.

But, if today is one of those crazy days, boy do we have the perfect dessert for you! And your fake-it-don't-make-it secret is completely safe with us! We promise.

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cup brownies in a Mason jar

Serves 2


  • 1 package store-bought pre-made brownies
  • 1 can whipped cream
  • 20 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • 2 Mason jars


  1. With a circle-shaped cookie cutter that's roughly the same size as the bottom of your Mason jar, cut 4 brownie circles and set aside.
  2. Roughly chop 18 of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
  3. Place 1 brownie circle in the bottom of each Mason jar.
  4. Top with a generous layer of whipped cream.
  5. Sprinkle with a layer of peanut butter cups.
  6. Add another brownie circle to each jar.
  7. Top with a generous layer of whipped cream.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining chopped peanut butter cups.
  9. Add a bit more whipped cream to cover the peanut butter cups.
  10. Top with 1 whole peanut butter cup for garnish.

We're confident that this chocolaty dessert will be such a huge hit that no one will even suspect that you pulled it together in just moments.

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