Cooking in College : Easy party recipe

As the holidays are coming up and as you are growing too old to sit at the kids table, family members or friends will ask you to bring something to a party. I don’t know about you, but the holidays are stressful enough without trying to make something edible for your loved ones.

One Thanksgiving, I met a family friend who changed my life. She gave me this dessert recipe and it’s my go-to for parties, as well as end-of-the-semester study sessions.

This recipe is a collection of all things good: brownies, Reeses, and cookies. And the beautiful thing is, all can be store-bought. You really can’t go wrong or mess it up.


Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 box of brownie mix (look at box for additional ingredients required)
  • 1 package of 24 count chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 24 Reeses

You can choose any type of cookie. You will also need:

  • cupcake tin tray
  • cupcake liners

That’s it. The assembly is nearly as easy. Here are the instructions:

  1. Prepare brownie mix according to package. Leave the mixture in the mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Fill cupcake tray with liners, and unwrap all Reeses.
  3. To assemble the “cupcake”, first place 1 cookie dough square on the bottom. Mold the cookie dough slightly (but remember, it will expand upon baking) to fit the holder.
  4. Place the Reeses upside-down on top of the cookie dough.
  5. Top with a tablespoon of brownie mixture.
  6. Repeat.
  7. When finished assembling, place on middle rack of oven and cook according to cookie dough instructions.

This is a savory treat, but people will want more than one. I’ve brought 24 of these to a party of 10 and they were gone within an hour. It’s a different treat that combines everyone’s favorites!



Do you have any recipes that are simple  but make an impact? Let us know know in the comments below.




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