Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownies Recipe

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It was about time for some chocolate for our Sunday dessert! Jason found this on a video on facebook from this blog: Cookies & Cups and we had to try it! It was SO delicious! Very rich, but we sure love peanut butter cups at our house, so it didn’t last very long!

 

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Here is how we made Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownies:

 

Step #1   Gather Ingredients:

  • 1 box brownie mix (not family sized)
  • 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
  • ½ tsp – 1 tsp kosher salt

 

 

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Step #2   Bake brownies according to package directions in a 9×9 pan lined with foil. (We skipped the foil)

 

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Step #3   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.

 

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Step #4   As soon as you pull them out of the oven, spread the melty peanut butter cups/peanuts with an off-set spatula to smooth over top. Let brownies cool.

 

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Step #5   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 are melted.

Step #6   Stir in cereal, vanilla and salt until evenly combined.

 

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Step #7   Pour over brownies and smooth. Chill until chocolate is set, about 2 hours. Cut into squares to serve.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix (not family sized)
  • 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
  • ½ tsp - 1 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Bake brownies according to package directions in a 9x9 pan lined with foil. (We skipped the 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 with an off-set spatula to smooth over 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 are melted.
  5. Stir in cereal, vanilla and salt until evenly combined.
  6. Pour over brownies and smooth. Chill until chocolate is set, about 2 hours. Cut into squares to serve.
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I hope you enjoyed this recipe, I know our family sure did! I would  love to hear from you, if you give it a try! Please feel free to comment!

Blessings,

Amy

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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