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Get ready for your new favorite brownie! Peanut Butter Crunchy Brownies have a traditional chocolate brownie base, then wow you with a layer of peanut butter, rice crackers, and more chocolate!

Watch out, because Peanut Butter Crunchy Brownies are here! They’re innocent enough to start with a delicious brownie base, but don’t be fooled, these are no ordinary brownies. There are so many flavors and textures here that once you layer the peanut butter and melted chocolate with the rice cracker granola, you won’t be able to hold yourself back. We’re obsessed with these brownies, and you will be too!

This recipe is quicker and easier than you might think. Brownies are one of those tried and true simple desserts we all hate to love because you can’t just eat one. All Manners Lose When Making Brownies: Licking the Whisk? Check. We don’t judge. Especially once you get the peanut butter and toppings on, we get a little crazy about these. Make a batch for your next party or get together and watch them disappear faster than you can say “save one for me!”

  • How do I know when my brownies are ready to come out of the oven?

    All ovens are a little different. Some are hotter than others, and strict time limits aren’t always enough to know when they’re ready. The brownies are done when they just start to pull away from the sides of the pan. You can also shake the pan a little: if the brownies wobble, they’re not ready yet. Wait until the brownies are set. Finally, you can use a toothpick for the tried and tested test. Stick a toothpick in the center, if it comes out clean they are ready.

  • What’s the difference between baking chocolate and chocolate chips?

    Baking chocolate comes in bars and melts easily. Its sole purpose is for baking. Chocolate chips are sometimes just for eating and sometimes for baking, but keep their shape and don’t melt like baking chocolate. Both can be used interchangeably in most cases as long as you are using semisweet chocolate chips.

  • Can I use a different nut butter due to allergies?

    certainly. Our only suggestion is to use the creamy nut butter you already know and love.

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Get ready for your new favorite brownie! Peanut Butter Crunchy Brownies have a traditional chocolate brownie base, then wow you with a layer of peanut butter, rice crackers, and more chocolate!

Preparation time 15 minute

cooking time 25 minute

cooling time 30 minute

total time 1 Hour 10 minute

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  • 5 tablespoon salted butter melted
  • 3 ounce baking chocolate melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 big Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour

Peanut Butter Crispy Topping

  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies*


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×9 glass pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

  • In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, combine melted butter, melted chocolate, and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

  • Add salt, baking powder and flour and mix well.

  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and spread peanut butter on top. Let cool for 1 hour.

  • In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt the chocolate chips and butter in the microwave in 15-second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in the rice cracker cereal.

  • Spread chocolate mixture over peanut butter layer. Transfer the pan to the refrigerator and let cool completely until set, about 30 minutes.


*If you like an extra crunchy topping, increase the Rice Krispies to 1 1/2 cups.
*After you spread the peanut butter, you can speed up the cooling process by placing the pan directly in the freezer for a few minutes while you make the rice cracker topping.

Serve: 1big brownie | Calories: 612kcal | carbohydrate: 57G | protein: 13G | fat: 40G | Saturated fat: 18G | cholesterol: 69mg | sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 486mg | fiber: 6G | sugar: 36G | Vitamin A: 523unit | Vitamin C: 2mg | calcium: 61mg | iron: 6mg

Peanut Butter Crunchy Brownies