Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies

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 24 Ratings
Serves: 20-24
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c butter, melted
2 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
1 c flour
3/4 c cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
8 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 butter
1 1/2 c peanut butter
1 1/2 c rice crispy cereal

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Traci Coleman Recipe
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Vancouver, WA (pop. 161,791)
Member Since Dec 2010
Traci's notes for this recipe:
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!


Preheat 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.
Combine butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Add flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 20 - 25 minutes.
While brownies are baking, chop peanut butter cups and peanuts.
After 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.
While 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.
When 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.
To remove, lift out of pan by pulling up on the foil. Pull foil back from sides of brownies and cut into bars. Enjoy!

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user Sue H Soos - Sep 11, 2011
Sound good Traci, a save for me.
user Traci Coleman TraciB70 - Sep 11, 2011
Oh, Susan. These are super delicious! I hope you enjoy them!!!
user Sue H Soos - Sep 11, 2011
I may be trying them this weekend. We have been having cheesecake breads, tarts and I think we need so good old chocolate.
user Sue H Soos - Sep 11, 2011
user Traci Coleman TraciB70 - Sep 11, 2011
Well this has the chocolate factor, for sure! As well as the peanut buttery goodness one!! :)

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