Sunday, February 20, 2011

Better Than Crack Brownies

So this recipe has been gaining popularity over the last few weeks. I have been seeing it everywhere so I decided it was time to try it for myself.  I also had all the ingredients in my pantry just waiting to be used.  I still had leftover marshmallows, Rice Krispies, and peanuts, as well as lots of those Reece's Christmas tree leftover from Christmas.   So I gathered all the ingredients and went to work!  I used the Oooey Goooey Fudgey Brownie recipe from How Sweet It Is because it had marshmallows in the batter and with a name like that, I had to try it!  Its kinda magical because all the marshmallows disappear in the oven and leaves you with a fluffy fudgey delicious brownie.  Anyways, the brownie recipe alone is ridiculously amazing, but with all the other goodies on top, it becomes better then crack status!  Once you try these, i don't think you will ever want to eat regular brownies again!  Its not much more work, but yet the outcome is triple the taste!  You get the crunch from the Rice Krispies and peanuts, as well as a creamy peanut butter from the middle layer of Reece's!  You really cant go wrong, and I am sure this will be a hit wherever you serve it!  I hope this encourages all you bakers out there to try this recipe!!

Somebody took a bite....

Better Then Crack Brownies
Yield - 24 Brownies

1 Batch of Brownies (box mix, oooey gooey fudgey brownies from below, or your favorite recipe)
1/2 Cup Peanuts (salted or unsalted)
1-2 Cups Chopped Reece's Peanut Butter Cups
1 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (I used creamy)
1/2 Tablespoon Butter
2-3 Cups Rice Krispies

  1. Mix brownies according to recipe.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until almost done in a 9x13 pan.
  2. Remove from oven and top with peanuts and Reece's peanut butter cups, then bake for another 4-6 minutes.
  3. While they are finishing baking, melt the butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips together.  Stir in the Rice Krispies.  
  4. Remove the brownies from the oven and top with the cereal mixture.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  6. Enjoy with a glass of milk!

Ooey Goooey Fudgey Brownies
Yield - 24 Brownies

1 Stick Butter, unsalted
1/2 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips or bakers chocolate
2 Cups Sugar
4 Eggs
1 Cup Flour
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
2 Cups Mini Marshmallows

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt butter and 1/2 cup chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
  3. Pour the melted mixture into the bowl of your kitchen aid.  Cream the mixture for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the sugar and vanilla and beat for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add in eggs one at a time.  Add flour just until combine.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  7. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until just done.
  8. Continue with the Better Than Crack recipe from above, or eat plain.
  9. ENJOY!!


  1. These look soooooooo good! I definitely have to try these!

  2. They sounds pretty darn good to me! YUM!

  3. So many great flavors and textures all in one brownie~YUM!

  4. i have absolutely no doubt that these are better then crack. YUM! also, i cant say for certain having never done crack but, its a very emphatical way to say it. thanks for sharing. glad to have found your blog!