Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies
Get ready to meet your new favorite brownie! Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies have a traditional chocolate brownie base, then wow you with a layer of peanut butter, Rice Krispies and even more chocolate!
Servings: 9 large brownies
- 5 tablespoons salted butter melted
- 3 ounces baking chocolate melted
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Peanut Butter Crunch Topping
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 cup rice krispie cereal*
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x9 glass pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to mix together melted butter, melted chocolate, and sugar. Add in the eggs, and vanilla and mix until combined.
Add in salt, baking powder, and flour and mix until just combined.
Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and spread peanut butter on top. Let cool 1 hour.
In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt chocolate chips with butter in 15 second increments in the microwave, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in rice krispie cereal.
Spread chocolate mixture on top of peanut butter layer. Transfer pan to the fridge and allow to cool completely until set, about 30 minutes.
*Increase Rice Krispie cereal to 1 1/2 cups total if you like an extra crispy topping.
*After spreading the peanut butter, you can speed up the cooling process by placing your pan directly in the freezer for a few minutes while you make the Rice Krispy topping.
Serving: 1large brownie | Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 6mg