These are pure decadence. As soon as I saw it I couldn't wait to try it. But I knew I had to wait until we had more people to help us eat them. No way could, or should, two people be consuming an entire pan of these! Plus I don't trust myself around peanut butter and chocolate.
Chocolate and peanut butter over a layer of brownies; how brilliant. Oh, there is also a little cereal. I actually used whole wheat, organic cereal, so they are also incredibly healthy.
Maybe not. But the cereal is healthy and peanut butter has protein. So there.
Credit to How sweet It Is for this amazing recipe.
1 Batch Brownies-Mix Or Homemade Recipe
½ cup Salted Peanuts
1 cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups-Chopped Into Small Pieces
1 ½ cups Milk Chocolate Chips
1 ½ cups Creamy Peanut Butter
½ Tbsp Butter
1 ½-2 cups Cereal
Mix brownies according to directions, and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. They will be thinner then a typical brownie, of course, but they are only the bottom layer. Remove and top with peanuts and peanut butter cups, and bake for 4-6 minutes more.
While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Stir in cereal. You will need approximately 1 1/2 to 2 cups depending on what type of cereal you use. I used a flaky crisp cereal and used about 2 cups. If you use a puff cereal you might use a bit less. You want the mixture thick but still spreadable.
Remove brownies from oven and evenly pour chocolate mixture over top; using a spatula to evenly coat.
Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.