Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownie Bars

Have you ever fantasized about going to Chocolate Heaven? A place where everything was made out of chocolate, brownies, peanut butter cups and rice krispie cereal?? Well I have, and Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownie Bars are pure Heaven!  One bite of these delicious bars and you will think you died and went to Chocolate Heaven. The only other thing I can say about these brownie bars….You need to MAKE THEM…TODAY!

Three Layers of Yum

Three layers of delicious flavors all wrapped into one. The bottom layer is your favorite chocolate chip brownie mix, the middle layer is 16 peanut butter cups, chopped (you can double this amount if using mini peanut butter cups), and the top layer is milk chocolate chips, melted with extra crunchy peanut butter and then rice krispie cereal is folded in for added crunch. Wow! That sounds so good, doesn’t it. I don’t think that it could be possible to improve this recipe but

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What About Caramel

When I made Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownie Bars, my hubby said he loved them, ‘but’. My hubby usually adds the word ‘but’ to most sentences. He said, “These are super bars, and I think they’re great but maybe next time you could add some caramel.” “Oh I could, could I?” My hubby is a crazy, caramel person. He thinks everything should be covered in caramel, but his comment got me thinking? They would be good with a caramel layer. Back to the drawing board or should I say, back to the kitchen!

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Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownie Bars

A delicious bar/brownie with three yummy layers.
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  • 1 18 oz box your favorite brownie mix with chocolate chips, 13 x 9-inch size
  • 16 single Reese's peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups extra chunky peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups rice krispie cereal
  • water, oil and eggs needed to make brownies


  • Prepare the brownies according to the directions and bake for about 5 minutes less than the recipe states. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with chopped peanut butter cups. Return to the oven and bake for 5 additional minutes.
  • While they are baking, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the cereal, coat well. Remove the brownies from the oven and pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture over top. Spread to cover evenly. Refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting and serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Here are a few more sweet treats you might want to try: Easy Peanut Butter FudgeBrownie Bomb Bars and Turtle Krispie Bars.