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5 from 2 votes

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Gooey Bars

These Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Gooey Bars are perfect for any chocolate-peanut butter lover! Rich, gooey, chewy and loaded with peanut butter flavor, they're the ultimate!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Bars, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 15
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter divided & melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread similar to peanut butter or Nutella, and found where the peanut butter is in the grocery store
  • 1 (8 oz pkg) Reese's Minis
  • 1 (16 oz box) powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil liberally with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, one (1) stick of melted butter and one (1) egg, stirring with a rubber spatula until combined and thick. Press the mixture into the prepared pan in an even layer. Sprinkle the layer with the Reese's Minis.
  • Wipe out the bowl and add in the cream cheese and Reese's chocolate spread. Using an electric mixer, beat for about 30 seconds - 1 minute or until combined. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the remaining stick of melted butter, beating well. Lastly, add in the powdered sugar all at once, beating until incorporated.
  • Pour the mixture over the crust layer. The pan will weigh about one ton. Pop the pan in the oven and bake for approx. 35-40 minutes or until the center is just about set and only slightly jiggly. It's okay if it jiggles a little bit; do NOT over bake! Allow the bars to cool completely, then refrigerate for about 2 hours or until chilled before cutting into squares.
  • Dust the tops with powdered sugar, if desired. Store leftovers in the fridge.