Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies

Traci Coleman


The chocolate and peanut butter covered rice crispies on top (along with the peanut butter cups) make this brownie recipe rich and amazing!

This recipe originated from a blog page, Edesia's Notebook, and I adjusted it from using a brownie mix to making the brownies from scratch.

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From the chocolate flavor to the peanuts to the delectable crunchiness... this is Blue Ribbon all the way!


1 c
butter, melted
2 c
2 tsp
1 c
3/4 c
cocoa powder
1/2 tsp
baking powder
large reese's peanut butter cups (or i used 24 mini cups), roughly chopped
1/2 c
salted peanuts, chopped
1 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp
1 1/2 c
peanut butter
1 1/2 c
rice crispy cereal


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1Preheat oven to 350. Line 9x13 pan with foil so that small amount of the foil hangs over the edge. Spray foil with non-stick spray.

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2Combine butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Add flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 20 - 25 minutes.

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3While brownies are baking, chop peanut butter cups and peanuts.

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4After brownies have baked for 20-25 minutes, top with the chopped peanut butter cups and the chopped peanuts. Return to oven and finish baking for 6 - 10 minutes, until wooden pick can be insterted and comes out clean.

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5While the brownies are finishing, make topping. In microwave safe bowl, put chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter and cook until melted, about 45 seconds. Stir well until mixture is smooth. Add the rice crispy cereal, stir to coat evenly.

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6When brownies are done, remove from oven and top with chocolate covered rice crispy cereal, spreading evenly over the top. Set aside and let cool for about a hour. Then move to refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours.

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7To remove, lift out of pan by pulling up on the foil. Pull foil back from sides of brownies and cut into bars. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American