Hello hungry readers! I didn’t forget about you, it’s just a little thing called “tax season” that I’ve been occupied with. I hope you are all having a great week following Super Bowl Sunday! I want to share a recipe for Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies I made this past weekend. They were DELICIOUS! Ridiculously gooey on the bottom with a crunchy peanut butter middle and topped with thick mound of peanut butter/chocolate goodness with pops of Rice Krispy cereal. I’m drooling just thinking about them. You HAVE to try these! Without further ado…
Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies Print Recipe
First mix up the brownies…
2-3 squares baking chocolate
1/2 lb butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter and baking squares in a microwave safe bowl. In the mixing bowl, cream melted butter and chocolate mixture. Add in sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs, beating one at a time. Add flour and stir just until combined.
To finish the Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies…
1 batch of the above brownies (highly recommended…they are so good) or your own recipe or box mix
1/2 cup salted peanuts (if don’t have salted, add sea salt)
1 cup chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups *I used a 10 oz bag, why not?!
1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips *I used 6, 1 oz squares of baking chocolate squares and a small handful of white chocolate chips because I forgot to buy chocolate chips
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 *(mine took closer to 30 minutes, until the center of the brownies were almost set). Remove and top with peanuts and 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.
In other news…
As I mentioned, it’s tax season. So far it’s been going smoothly and I hope it remains so! This is my 6th tax season and by now I know that it’s a 2 and a half month marathon. I found a great idea for a visual motivator on Pinterest; the idea that I saw was for weight loss but I thought it would work great for a tax season countdown. I started my countdown with 78 days remaining last Monday. I took 2 glasses and started by filling up one glass with 78 beads, each bead represents one day of tax season. At the end of the day I place 1 bead in the other cup. That way I can visualize how many days I have left and how many days I’ve made it through! It’s a nice to see the other cup fill up…11 beads so far! Nerdy? Probably.