Crack Brownies

I had one request for Mother’s Day yesterday.  These Crack Brownies.  Brett had every intention of making them for me, but I got impatient and made them Friday night.  Half of the pan was gone by Sunday! Oopsie.  I first saw this brownies over at  Pip & Ebby and have just been dying to try them! 

My mom was telling me about these as she was making them a week or so ago.  I couldn’t believe all of the stuff that goes into them.

But it’s all stuff I love, so I knew I had to try them.

I’m talking a layer of brownies topped with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Marshmallows and Peanuts….

Topped with a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Rice Krispie layer.  Heellloooo?? What’s not to love about ALL OF THAT in every single bite? 

Brett and I both agree this Rice Krispie layer, is what makes these brownies crack-like….so dang addicting.  Not that we really know a thing about crack.  
Crack Brownies
  1. 1 pkg brownie mix
  2. 1/2 cup salted peanuts
  3. 1 cup chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (the minis)
  4. 2 cups marshmallows
  5. 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
  6. 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
  7. 2 1/2 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  1. Mix and bake brownies according to package directions in a lightly greased 9 X 13 inch pan. Remove from oven.
  2. Sprinkle peanuts, chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and Marshmallows on top of the brownies and return to the oven for another 5 minutes or until the marshmallows are puffed up and golden.
  3. In a large bowl, microwave chocolate chips and peanut butter on high for one minute and stir until melted and creamy. Stir in Rice Krispie cereal.
  4. Pour the Rice Krispie mixture over the top of the brownies. Cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
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  1. says

    I have some Nutella I’ve been trying to get rid of- so I don’t eat the rest of the jar with a spoon like last time- and I feel like it would taste great added into the Rice Crispie layer.

    Definitely the brownie version of crack.

  2. says

    Do you use the 9×13 pan size brownie mix, or do you just use a regular brownie mix? I see that it goes into a 9×13 pan, but since you might not want the brownies to be as thick as usual, I can see where you might want to use the smaller size box of mix.

  3. Michele says

    These were amazing! I have been waiting for an occasion to make these and I was finally able to. Everybody LOVED them! Soooooo good.

  4. Rhonda says

    Well, I can’t compare them to crack…but they are pretty addicting! 😉 These were so easy to whip up and super tasty, too! Thanks so much for the recipe.~Definitely a keeper!

  5. Teresa says

    These were absolutely phenomenal! I used a box (18.75 oz.) of Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme brownie mix and baked for 30 minutes. It turned out PERFECT! I made using my brownie edge pan and had my husband take into work to share as well as bring a couple pieces to a coworker who ended up making then that weekend! Very addicting!

  6. Jenni Henni says

    I made these to take to a party tonight. Of course, a good cook always tastes her food, right? They are really good! Next time, I will add a little powdered sugar to the pb mixture. It is overly peanut buttery to us. I give these 4 out of 5 stars!


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