Crack Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Crack Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
These are amazing especially if you like peanut butter.
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Recipe type: Dessert squares
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 box brownie mix (not family sized), prepared according to package directions in a 9x9 pan
  • ½ cup chopped salted or honey roasted peanuts
  • 12 peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 heaping cup creamy peanut butter (or 1¼ cups)
  • 1¾ cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
Directions
  1. Bake brownies according to package directions in a 9x9 pan lined with foil.
  2. During last 5 minutes of baking, remove from oven and sprinkle chopped peanut butter cups and chopped peanuts on top. Return to oven for remaining 5 minutes to melt the chocolate.
  3. As soon as you pull them out of the oven, spread the melty peanut butter cups/peanuts to smooth over the top. Let brownies cool.
  4. Next in a microwave safe bowl combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Heat in microwave for 1 minute, stirring when done. If needed, continue heating in 20-second increments until chocolate chips melt.
  5. Stir in cereal, vanilla and salt until evenly combined.
  6. Pour over brownies and smooth. Chill chocolate until set about 2 hours.
  7. Cut into squares to serve
Notes
Store in airtight container. You can store these at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

 

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