Frosted Brownies Topped with Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies

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Brownie Goody Bars When I saw this recipe I immediately thought I would love these brownies, because really, what’s not to love? Brownies, frosting, chocolate, peanut butter, Rice Krispies. YUMMY, right? Well, I don’t know what’s wrong with me because I thought they were too sweet. I know, I didn’t think that was possible either.

With that said, the brownies were enormously popular at my office. Everyone loved and raved about them all day, so I have to declare them a hit. If I were to make them again (stranger things have happened), I may try subbing marshmallow fluff for the frosting because the frosting seemed a little out of place.

Finally, this recipe is great for scratch bakers or those who are BFFs with Betty Crocker. I used a fabulous brownie recipe (minus the salted caramel part) but if you are in a rush, you can use a mix. Since I hate making frosting (I end up with powdered sugar everywhere), I used store bought. Easy enough.

Brownies (9×13 pan, homemade or from a mix)
Vanilla frosting (homemade or from a can)
3 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup cup Peanut Butter
12 ounces chocolate chips

Bake brownies and let cool completely. Frost brownies and refrigerate.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt peanut butter and chocolate, stirring constantly. Add chocolate mixture to cereal. Spread mixture over frosted brownies. Refrigerate for one hour until set. Cut into bars.

Recipe adapted from Hoosier Homemade.


13 Responses to “Frosted Brownies Topped with Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies”

    Jules on 1 February 22nd, 2011 8:25 pm

    These look AMAZING! I am going to bake them tomorrow for my co-workers. I’ll let you know what they think.

    Hilary on 2 February 22nd, 2011 8:31 pm

    @Jules – Keep me posted!

    Seanna Lea on 3 February 23rd, 2011 2:49 am

    Ooh, those would definitely go over completely well at my office too. We have 2 or 3 of us who love peanut butter in everything and at least one other who is a sweet addict (other than me)!

    Caroline on 4 February 23rd, 2011 5:45 am

    That stinks you found them too sweet, but I’m sure my office would be the same way and love them! The marshmallow fluff subbed for the icing would be dynomite, I think I’d do that first, but then again, I love marshmallow fluff 😉 Either way, these look fantastic!

    briarrose on 5 February 23rd, 2011 7:40 am

    Great combination of flavors and textures…I love it!

    lance on 6 February 23rd, 2011 4:13 pm

    wow those are amazing! i agree they are a bit sweet for my taste but since they are small and bite sized i think it’s perfect. the unexpected hint of peanut butter and krispies are the best part. and i was craving something sweet today. thanks for sharing!!!!!

    Paula @ Frosted Fingers on 7 February 23rd, 2011 4:33 pm

    Holy cow that looks sooooo bad!!

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    Liz@HoosierHomemade on 9 February 25th, 2011 9:36 am

    I really have to agree with you, they were really sweet. My boys love them though.
    I’m honored you gave them a try…thanks for the link love!

    Sammie on 10 March 2nd, 2011 2:12 pm

    The frosting sounds a little weird to me too… But I think marshmallow fluff would be amazing in this recipes!

    Shoshy on 11 March 25th, 2011 8:22 am

    These brownies look delicious! I’ll have to make them this weeked…!

    tracy on 12 April 16th, 2011 4:09 pm

    I think I’ll try them just skipping the frosting!

    Toni on 13 February 4th, 2012 10:58 am

    I know the canned frosting sounds “eck”, but it melts and blends with the other flavors and doesn’t even taste like canned frosting. These are amazing, my co-worker brought to work one day. Glad I found the exact recipe she used – thanks!