Evil Brownies (a.k.a. Peanut Butter Brownie Bars)

  • 1 pkg. fudge brownie mix (13x9-inch pan size)

  • 12 peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1/2 C salted peanuts, chopped

  • 2 cups (12oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/4 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 C crisp rice cereal
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread into a greased 13x9-inch baking pan; bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs.

Sprinkle with peanut butter cups and peanuts. Bake 4-6 minutes longer or until chocolate is melted. Cool on a wire rack.

After the brownies have cooled, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter and salt in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal and vanilla. Carefully spread over brownies. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.

Date Added:January 10, 2010
Classification:Bar Cookies/Brownies
Source:Taste of Home
Meals:Lunch, Dinner

Bake, Stovetop