Thursday, February 24, 2011

Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownies

Do you LOVE CHOCOLATE?.... {I do!}

Do you love PEANUT BUTTER?..... {I do!}

Do you LoVe BROWNIES?.... {I do!}
If so..... you are going to LOVE, love, LoVe these:

It's my sweet boy's 12th birthday on Monday {It's also the day I draw a lucky winner of a menu board! So if you haven't it NOW!Click HERE to be taken to the entry post.} and peanut butter is one of his FAVORITE things!  He has a peanut butter sandwich EVERY SINGLE DAY of the week for his lunch, because he's picky enough that he would STARVE if he had to eat school lunch! So, you would think he'd be sick of peanut butter, right? No!  If he gets a candy bar when we go to the store, it's anything with peanut butter. If he needs a snack during the day when he's home, it's anything with peanut butter... So, what I'm saying is that when I saw this recipe over on Brown Eyed Baker, I just knew that I had to make these for Bradey.  He's going to a JAZZ game with my parents for his birthday{this is a long-running tradition now}, so he won't be home Monday. But, I figured if I made them early, he could enjoy them up to his birthday.  Besides, his Dad's birthday is Wednesday and I'm having their birthday dinner together and Mike does not appreciate the yummy goodness of peanut butter AT ALL! So, for their party I'll be making a more "Mike-friendly" kind of cake.:) But until then, while Mike is gone to work for the weekend, we're all gonna enjoy the heck out of these Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownies!

Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownies
adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
printer friendly

1 batch of your favorite brownie recipe for a 9×13-inch pan (I used a box mix & made the "cake-like" version)
8 Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped
1½ cups milk chocolate chips
1½ cups creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1½ cups Rice Krispies cereal
1. Prepare the brownies according to the directions and bake for about 5 minutes less than the recipe states. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with the peanuts and chopped peanut butter cups. Return to the oven and bake for 5 additional minutes.
2. While they are finishing baking, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the cereal to evenly coat. Remove the brownies from the oven and evenly pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture over top. Spread to cover evenly. Refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting and serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Yield:24 brownies...

Happy Cooking!


  1. These look amazing! I will definitely have to try them!!

  2. yummy!!! I am going to make them for my bunco group next month! Thanks for all your great recipes!


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