Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

Chocolate Crunch Brownies
from my friend Ashley

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cups flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
7-ounce jar marshmallow cream
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups chocolate chips
3 cups rice krispies

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs.  Stir in cocoa, flour, vanilla and salt.  Spread in a lightly greased 9x13 inch pan.  Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.  Cool.  Spread on marshmallow cream.  Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a glass bowl in the microwave.  Stir in rice krispies.  Spread over top and chill.  Serve.


{cooks note}

First things first, DO NOT over-mix the batter.  You might have the urge to mix it with all of your might, but refrain.  You don't want them to be like cake.  Just mix until everything is combined.  I do mine by hand or with a hand mixer to ensure that they are not over-mixed.  Second, when heating the chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave, heat in 30 second intervals and stir each time.  Most of the time the chocolate will melt easily from the peanut butter being warm with a good stir.

The ingredients.  There aren't any other pictures of the steps because my camera battery conveniently died just after this. 

I did manage to snap this one seconds before it died.  She couldn't stop drooling over these...they are that good.

Three heavenly layers of goodness.  A soft brownie on the bottom, gooey cream in the middle and a chocolate peanut butter crunch on the top.  These will not disappoint.  


Chief Momma said...

oooh, yummy!!! Viv is so cute!

Whitney said...

Oh man! These things are so good! Now if only my husband liked brownies so that I could make them more often!

Andrea said...

Holy Moses, those look so good. Can't wait to make them.

NaDell said...

I just finished making these. I'm taking them to our chili/chowder cook off tonight. We also have prizes for bread and dessert. I made the marshmallow creme from scratch too from a recipe online because I didn't want to go to the store. It's awesome!

Arin said...

I've had these several times-when I roomed with my sister and cousin *Ashley and Mikaela-you both rock!!!