I’m sorry for doing this to you. These brownies though.
I really am. But better than crack brownies? Had to happen.
See, last Friday while I was on a 10-hour road trip heading for vacation, I received this recipe from a reader named Liz.
Liz, I love you. That’s all I have to say.
I was tortured by this recipe for a full eight days before I could make it. I wanted to make it while I was on vacation, but couldn’t drag myself up off the couch to do so.
So it was the first thing I made when I returned home.
These are an absolute sin.
I really don’t have any words, other than you must try them. They will change your life.
They may also change your waistline too.
But that’s okay.
It’s all in the name of chocolate.
Which is totally worth it, if you ask me. And… everyone else. Probably. I hope so.
Better Than Crack Brownies
- 1 batch boxed brownie mix
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts, if don't have salted, add sea salt
- 1 cup chopped Reese's peanut butter cups
- 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- Mix the brownies according to their instructions - and bake them for 20 to 25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Remove and top with peanuts and peanut butter cups, and bake for 4 to 6 minutes more.
- While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. I do this in 30 second intervals in the microwave. Stir in the cereal. Remove the brownies from oven and evenly pour chocolate mixture over top.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Slice into squares!
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I appreciate you so much!
Mr. How Sweet says these are healthy since they have peanuts for protein and good fat, and since the back of the Rice Krispie box says the cereal is a “healthy snack.”
I love the way this man thinks.
[photos by sarah fennel]
581 Comments on “Better-Than-Crack Brownies.”
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I made these yesterday to “share.” While I’ve never had crack, these brownies make me want to be both a user and a dealer.
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Jessica, HI!! Just came across your website.. Love your recipes and those brownies are like the sexiest specimens of chocolate I’ve ever seen. I know what I”m bake’n the next time I wanna woooo somebody!! xoxo
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Love the site! Liz and I must have been rolling through the same mini cookbooks at the end of the grocery isle! Made these delicious little treats for my husband while he was away at training a few months ago and I wanted to report in that they ship fantastically! I love the name you gave them way better than the one I gave them!
Oh my freaking LORD ALMIGHTY! I got behind in reading my blogs and just stumbled across this post. It’s 9:30 in the morning and I now know how I’ll be spending the afternoon. YUMALICIOUS!
best drug ever! im speechless.
Looks Irresistible! Wish I could take them out from my monitor LOL. Thanks for sharing.
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I made this today – they were awesome!!! they didn’t look so pretty in the pan, but once they were cut and you could see the cross section they were prettier.
Even though I am on a diet…I think I love you! This recipe contains pretty much all of my favorite things. Now, I can get away with eating one little treat that has it all! Thanks :0)
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OMG these look dangerously amazing!
comment again when you actually make them
I’ve never had crack before, is that stuff good too? Maybe i should try it for comparison with the brownies.
Unlike so many people that comment with “these look and sound great”, I actually made them and they were a huge hit for the football and cheerleader pasta dinner. Parents and teenagers alike went crazy for them. THANKS, for the great recipe, these treats were a 100% success!!!!
These aren’t even brownies…
And they taste like crap.
JoJo, go troll somewhere else, your opinion is not needed.
Those were the most spectacular brownies I have ever had.
Definitely better than crack. Even my wife, who HATES chocolate love these.
This recipe has been added to my repetoir.
I don’t know, Crack is pretty good.
I know what to add to these to make them really better than crack…
maybe I will be able to do so legally after the 2nd?
aint nuthin better than crack
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Just stumbled on your site – what a delicious recipe!!! These look to die for :-)
Use Brown Rice rice krispies – Now they’re healthy. Enjoy!
Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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Oh wow! That looks absolutely delicious, I love how you took an old favorite and added your own twist. You also did an amazing job with the pictures, I will definitely try this recipe over the weekend.
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Lordy mercy these babies look amazing!!! I think I’m adding them to what I want for Christmas! :)
i’ve tried these, but I’ve also done crack… crack wins, sorry
i just made these. i am speechless. they are so rich. i am afraid they will make me diabetic though soi am taking them to work tomorrow.
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OMG! I just went and got a paper towel to wipe the drool off my keyboard…but had to write a quick comment to say—-TU for sharing! I love crack and if I can find something better, I’m all for it!! WOOT WOOT!
i just made them for a party and they were gone within ten minutes of being put out. I think I might be able to find 3 or 4 crackheads who might disagree with the title… but I still think the brownies are pretty freakin’ good. Thanks so much for the recipe, can’t wait to try your other ones!
Glad they were a hit!
Second time baking these in less than a week! Good thing the gym and I are best friends! I’m actually taking them into my gym rat buddies tomorrow. =)
Thanks for the recipe and I love your blog!!
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i’m still trying to figure out why i haven’t tried these yet. oh right, because the husband keeps insisting he doesn’t like sweets. then i would be “forced” to eat the entire confection.
Oh man, my stomach just screamed for those!!!! That look divine! An such an easy recipe! :) Thanks!
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These are insane- I’m making them this weekend, because I really can’t resist… hopefully I won’t eat them all before the game starts!
Just a question: How do you store any leftovers? In the fridge or at room temp?? I would imagine that they taste better at room temp? I am making them today for a function tomorrow, so I was wondering if you keep them out after the initial two hour chill in the fridge???
I’ve done both! I actually prefer them chilled, but either way works!
I just made these for a superbowl gathering I’m attending tomorrow and I almost liked the rice krispie, peanut butter, and chocolate bowl clean. OMG our home smells like a bakery! Cannot wait to taste this…two hours is torture!
After seeing this, I had to make it.
I changed it up a little and added 3-4 times as many rice krispies (to make it more like scotcheroos. Also, looking back, I wish I would have used like half the peanut butter required.