This easy recipe from Betty Crocker was a snap to prepare and produced a delicious result. Gooey, chocolaty, peanut buttery, and a little messy made this feel like an indulgent dessert. I omitted the vanilla frosting and put the crisp rice cereal mixture right on top of the cooled brownies. Below is my version. I slightly under baked the brownies, too. Let me know what you think!
1 package of brownie mix (for an 8x8 or 9x9 pan)
Egg and oil as called for on brownie mix
1 cup crisp rice cereal
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Prepare the brownies according to package directions, and allow brownies to cool completely after baking.
In a bowl, mix together the crisp rice cereal and chopped peanuts.
In a small sauce pan, melt together the peanut butter and chocolate. Pour over the cereal mixture.
Press the cereal mixture on top of the cooled brownies and refrigerate for about 30 minutes until set.
Yields 16 servings.