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Triple-Tier Brownies

With a creamy frosting and crunchy topping, these rich three-layer brownie bars are a decadent treat. “They're a cinch to assemble, but irresistible,” Annmarie Savage attests from Skowhegan, Maine. “Whenever I make them for someone new, they always want the recipe.”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, chopped


  • Prepare and bake brownie mix according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large saucepan, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Cook over low heat for 4-5 minutes or until blended, stirring occasionally. Stir in cereal; set aside.
  • Spread frosting over brownies. Sprinkle with peanuts. Spread with peanut butter mixture. Chill for 30 minutes or until set before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 155 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • bunny99
    Mar 14, 2016

    These were quick and simple to make and were a fun change from regular ol' brownies.

  • cookieface
    Sep 7, 2013

    This recipe is a favorite in our circle of friends. It is requested often.

  • psutfinsmith
    Apr 7, 2013

    These brownies are really good! I will make these again.

  • cherron72
    Apr 5, 2012

    To die for!! Making it this weekend for Easter dinner.

  • lovemusic
    Dec 12, 2011

    this is a great recipe! although I did make a couple changes, we don't often have cream cheese frosting on hand, so I took 1 (8oz.) cream cheese stirred until smooth and than added some powdered sugar and 1 container cool whip. I didn't add nuts either. These were great! definetly would make again!!

  • jablo1rm
    Oct 13, 2011

    my husband and everyone at work loved these!!! very good !!! will definetly make again !!

  • mariwhits
    May 10, 2011

    i was surprised how easy this was to make and it is so good

  • afirefighterlovesme
    Apr 27, 2011

    We love these Bars, only my recipe calls for Marshmellows in place of the cream cheese icing! (makes it not as rich) When brownies are almost done baking, spread an even layer of marshmellows on, let them melt, then put top layer on. (I do not use the nuts either)

  • BarbieVA
    Oct 17, 2010

    Will make again, with a bit of a change: Half the amount of the frosting and topping. My husband has the biggest sweet tooth in the world! But even he said they were very good, but a little heavy. It was his suggestion to make again, but lighten the amount of toppings.

  • kjose
    Nov 19, 2009

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