Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Better Than Crack Brownies

This is really a tongue in cheek name because everybody knows there's nothing better than the old ready rock.
Jessica over at How Sweet It Is shared this recipe that a reader had sent her. I'm not a brownie fan but these? These I will eat. (Especially as soon as I saw what those 2nd and 3rd layers consisted of.)

1 batch of your favorite brownie recipe
½ cup salted peanuts
1 cup chopped Reese's peanut butter cups
1½ cups milk chocolate chips
1½ cups creamy peanut butter
½ tablespoon unsalted butter
1½ cups Rice Krispies cereal
First get your junk together.
I used Reese's easter eggs instead of the cups. Higher quality, you know?

1. Prepare the brownies according to the directions and bake for about 5 minutes less than the recipe states (20-25 minutes) in a 9X13 pan. 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.
The brownies are under there!

2. While they are finishing baking, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter and combine. 

3. 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. 

4. Refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting and serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I used an 8X8X2 square dish so mine are pretty tall. I also put in maybe a 1/2 cup to a 1 cup extra Rice Krispies for the top layer. 
This creation is like if regular brownies had a love child with every other delicious dessert ingredient- a delicious, crispy, chocolatey, peanut buttery love child.

1 comment:

  1. I was with ya up until the rice krispies.....