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Peanut Butter Brownie Bars Recipe
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Peanut Butter Brownie Bars Recipe

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A brownie mix base makes this a simple treat that will appeal to adults and children alike. Creamy peanut butter, crunchy nuts and crisp cereal make the bars fun to bite into. —Radelle Knappenberger, Oviedo, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 12 peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs.
  2. Sprinkle with peanut butter cups and peanuts. Bake 4-6 minutes longer or until chocolate is melted. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in the cereal, vanilla and salt. Carefully spread over brownies. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Brownie Bars in Country Woman August/September 2007, p29

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

I made these twice and they were a big hit. I plan to make them again for

a retirement party this week.

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

I made these for a long trip in a van caravan-of 10 couples great fun and these were a big hit,everyone loved them

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

OMG...made these today for the kids at work...they are delicious and decadent and will be made many times. I didn't have a brownie mix so made my trusty brownie recipe instead. If you like chocolate and brownies...you MUST give these a try!

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

amazing*****was the biggest hit at super bowl party

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

Awesome brownies! Rich tasting, so cut small servings!

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