Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Better than *Crack* Brownies!


I think that this is the best brownie recipe that I’ve ever tried. Now… I didn’t name them… but I am inclined to agree. They are addicting!


crack brownie pics

I made these bits of deliciousness for the #Adoption Rocks 5k run and bake sale… they sold like hot cakes!

I honestly wish I could say that I came up with this recipe, but I didn’t :( I found it on Pinterest! Oh how I love pinterest! The recipe comes from How Sweet It Is. They’re not hard to make which makes them that much more “dangerous”! But they do require more time that you’d expect, so plan accordingly.


1 batch brownies (I uses Ghirardelli’s double chocolate mix)

1/2 cup salted peanuts (if don’t have salted, add sea salt)

1 cup chopped peanut butter cups (Wal-Mart's brand works well)

1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (Ghirardelli again)

1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 tablespoon butter

1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal

Mix brownies according to directions, and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Remove and top with peanuts and chopped peanut butter cups, and bake for 4-6 minutes more.

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

Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. (This is very important)

Slice them up and enjoy!


  1. Looks so yummy!!! Can't wait to try them.

  2. I think the "extra" time to make them would be worth it! YUM! Sharing on my FB page :)

  3. Oh wow, I'm literally drooling. Ghiradelli... salted peanuts... sounds divine! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  4. I would just like to comment on the name of this. My son has dealt w/ a drug addiction for several years. I know most people do not think a thing about making lite of addictions. Just saying that it is a terrible thing for people who have addictions. I do not mean to be ugly to your site. I know you did not name it. Please think about it and what it might mean to some people.

  5. Oh my gosh! These sound amazing!!! I totally get why they sold so quickly! I'd buy them all!

  6. I am going to try these...thank you for posting this!!!

  7. Wow! These sound fantastic. I've never used peanuts in a brownie recipe before - can't wait to give them a try!

  8. My husband loves brownies. Next time I make them for him I will have to give your recipe a try. They look goooood! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  9. I love this! We used to call outstanding brownies "Better than Sex Brownies" and now your outstanding brownies are called "better than Crack Brownies". I love changes and the older I get the more I like to see the new and improved and changed.
    Just stopping by from It's So Very Cheri blog hop:)

  10. they look fabulous!!! thanks!

  11. Ugh, those look so good, I think I just gained 5lbs from reading this post. I'll be adding this to my sweet tooth recipe box :) Thanks for sharing!

    New GFC and LF follower from the hop.
    Have a great weekend!
    Theresa’s Mixed Nuts


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