Saturday, December 18, 2010

These Brownies Aren't Child's Play

Om nom nom....that's the noise that you're going to make when you bite into one of these Chocolate Crunch Brownies.

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
6 Tablespoons baking cocoa (I used Hershey's Special Dark but use your favorite)
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 cups Rice Krispie cereal


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13x9 pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar, add eggs.  Stir in the next four ingredients (baking cocoa, flour, vanilla extract and salt).  Spread the mixture into your greased baking pan.  
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes - until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.  Cool.
  4. Once the brownies have cooled down (I waited about 15 minutes) spread the marshmallow creme over the brownies.  This takes some patience and is probably the most tedious step.  At least it was for me.  Haha
  5. Melt your chocolate chips and peanut butter over low heat and stirring constantly.  Note:  This step smells really good.  I wanted to dip my face in my little sauce pan because it smelled like a warmed up peanut butter cup.
  6. Once your chocolate/peanut butter mixture is nice and smooth, remove from the heat and add the cereal.  Spread out the mixture until you have a nice even layer over the marshmallow.
  7. Place the brownies in the fridge until you're ready to cut and serve them and enjoy.
If you're not a fan of Rice Krispies or you're just looking for something a little sweeter, try this with Golden Grams.  I bet that it would be slammin'.

Oh yeah, here's a picture...because you probably want to see what they look like finished.

 Special thanks to the Hub's Mom for sharing and letting me make this recipe for a family Christmas party this weekend!

1 comment:

Alyssa said...