Better Than Crack Brownies

I saw this recipe on Pinterest.  Jessica posted these brownies on her blog How Sweet It Is before I started following her.  Otherwise I would have shared it with you a long time a go.

Just so you know this is a MUST TRY recipe.  And after you eat on them a few days you also must try to button your pants.  Sharing is a good thing, because everyone will love you for making these brownies!

I made these brownies when we gave the cows their pre-calving shot.  Apparently Better-Than-Crack tickles the funny bone.  Heidi from My Simple Country Living left this comment, “I am so glad you shared and the title “better than crack” brownies made me nearly fall out of my seat laughing too.”   Apparently Candy at the Lazy J Bar C Farm did fall out of her chair “Better-than-crack brownies!! ROTFL!!” was her comment.  Thanks Ladies … I need a good laugh too.

Instead of using a boxed brownie, I made brownies from scratch.  Of course, I used Jessica’s brownie recipe from here.

The only brownie batter change I made was to bake them in a 9 X 9 inch pan vs. an 8 X 8.  After seeing the pictures of these brownies I knew and 8 X 8 was never going to be big enough to hold all this chocolate and peanut butter goodness.

I didn’t have salted peanuts or peanuts of any kind, so I just added more chopped peanut butter cups.  I forgot the 1/2 T of butter and added an extra 1/2 C of Rice Krispies Cereal.  I added the extra cereal as my topping didn’t look as crunchy as the picture.

Brownie Layer:

1/2 C Butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 C Sugar

2 Eggs

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

1 1/4 C All Purpose Flour

1/4 teaspoon Salt

3 T Cocoa Powder

1/2 C Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350

Butter a 9 x 9 cake pan.

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time

Then add remaining teaspoon of vanilla.

Add in cocoa powder and mix until combined.

Add flour and salt, mixing well until batter is smooth and comes together.

Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Spread in the 9 x 9 pan.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Better Than Crack:

1 1/2 C Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped

1 1/2 C Milk Chocolate Chips

1 1/2 C Creamy Peanut Butter

2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal

Top baked brownies with peanut butter cups, and bake for 4-6 minutes more.

While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter.  Stir in cereal. Remove brownies from oven and evenly pour chocolate mixture over top.

Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

So, these brownies are AWESOME!  The Hubby says the only thing better than these brownies is putting the brownies in a bowl and adding a scoop of ice cream.


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15 Responses to Better Than Crack Brownies

  1. Candy C. says:

    OMG!! I am going to make these this week! Hubby will love them (me too, me too)! Thanks Robyn for the recipe! 🙂

  2. I’d say “Better Than Crack”! Wow! Thanks for linking up on Totally Tasty Tuesdays!

  3. cindy says:

    I think I have 14 brownie recipes on my blog. I’ll make that 15! This looks delicious.

  4. Jenny says:

    I love the name and they probably are considering they have peanut butter cups in them. I’d love it if you’d share these at Whimsy Wednesdays at I’m following.

  5. Kristin says:

    These look so delicious! I’d love to have you share them at my first link party and give-away going on now through Saturday night!

  6. All my favorite things, all in one place. Yep, these brownies are for me!

  7. Jocelyn says:

    These brownies are to die for…so much goodness all in one brownie!!! I need some in my life!!!

  8. I am SO trying these (once Sexy Hubby’s off his diet!!)
    Thanks for sharing!

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