Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownies

Peanut butter and chocolate – a match made in heaven, right?  Well if you are any kind of a peanut butter lover you will LOVE these brownies.  They are chocolate-y and rich and totally delicious!  
It was Teacher Appreciation Week last week last week and my kids wanted to take some brownies to their teachers.  We found these great tags and they made the perfect gift.
Brownies are always a favorite in my house but then add a thick layer of peanut butter, chocolate fudgey goodness and oh man.  I was in heaven!
Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownies
Source: Slightly adapted from Once Upon A Chocolate Life
* 1 box of family size brownie mix (9 x 13) 
* ingredients needed to make brownies
* 10 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
* 1 bag (11.5 ounces) milk chocolate chips
* 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
* 2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
Chop up the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.  Yum!  This was pretty tempting for this peanut butter cup lover – so I cut up 12 instead.   (And ate 2 while I was baking.)  =o)
Make brownies according to package.  Bake for 5 minutes less than the package states.   Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chopped peanut butter cups over the top.  Return to the oven and cook for 4-5 minutes.
In a saucepan, add chocolate chips and peanut butter and cook over low heat.  Stir until melted and blended well.  Add rice krispies and stir well.
Pour the rice krispie mixture over the brownies and and spread evenly.  Let cool for a few minutes and then place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Cut into squares and enjoy! 
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  1. This is dangerous! I would totally devour this whole pan.

  2. Don’t know if I dare make these, might hoard the entire pan!

  3. A sure winner!!! I’m certain the teachers loved these!

  4. These look fabulous. I can’t imagine anyone not falling in love with this amazing treat! Pinning!

  5. Hi Erin. I found your blog thru the Couponing & Cooking blog hop. These bars look AMAZING!!! I would love to try one!


  6. This is a must try and one I have to pass along to my daughter as well. How yummy these look!

  7. My husband and grandsons would love this! I love the peanut butter/chocolate combo!

  8. I like to eat this 🙂 It’s delicious.

  9. Looks awesome for holloween the reese I would like to try now putting this page in my favs so I can find it again thanks you are awesome

  10. these look delicious

  11. I just drooled all over my computer screen! 🙂 thanks for linking with kids in the kitchen!

  12. these look soooo good! thanks for the recipe 🙂

  13. Peanut butter and chocolate together is my weakness… OMG I’m making this!

  14. Oh my Gosh those look sooo good. I pinned it so I can try this!!

  15. Those look like very dangerous brownies…extremely delicious and perfect!!!!!

  16. Making these for summer picnics!

  17. I am so making this for my husband! He loves buttercups, he even nicknamed me buttercup!

  18. What a cute idea for the teacher and the recipe looks to die for. I made Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle for my mom for Mother’s Day and it was decadent. Love peanut butter and chocolate together!

  19. looks yummy!

  20. I think this is a really interesting variation on brownies. I think my family would really like them and they are easy to make…bonus points. Thanks for sharing.

  21. These look and sound awesome, esp since I really don’t like plain brownies! Thanks for sharing:)

  22. I must make these for girls weekend. They would be a hit for sure.

  23. Oh my heck. Reese’s is my sons favorite candy if I make these for him he will probably have me in the kitchen making them all the time.

  24. Ok, I will be making an attempt at making this over the weekend!’re going to make me gain 100 pounds lol

  25. I am going to make this with mu kids over the summer. This looks great!!

  26. This looks dangerous! {but in a good way 😉 } Thank you for sharing at our All My Bloggy Friends Party !

    With A Blast

  27. I might have to try to make those.

  28. Wow, this looks so delicious! Just saw your link over at Be Different, Act Normal’s Link Party and thought I’d stop by and check out your yummy recipe! I’d love for you to stop by and link up at The Weekend re-Treat on The Best Blog Recipes! We’re hosting a giveaway this week and I’d love for you to enter to win 🙂

    Hope to see you there!


  29. YUM! Love this!! There’s a new LINK-UP Party going on at and we would love to feature your post!! Here’s the link:

  30. such a creative recipe! i know ppl tht would go crazy over these

  31. those look amazing! can’t wait to try them!

  32. Those brownies look fantastic! and I bet they taste great too! Thanks for the recipe.

  33. These look so good. Too bad we can’t have peanuts in our house.

  34. omgosh these look so delish, making my mouth water. I would love to make these, thanks for sharing!! I need all the browine points I can get lol..

  35. Those look like they would be a HUGE hit in our house! Yum!

  36. This is such a tasty looking recipe. Whats not to like when it comes to chocolate!

  37. Omigosh, those look amazing. I think I’ll surprise my husband with these for memorial day weekend!!

  38. These look delish

  39. These look heavenly!! Yummmmm!!!!

  40. These look so good! My hubby would love them 🙂

  41. I don’t know if I could leave the Reeces alone without eating them first. Looks very yummy.

    slehan at juno dot com

  42. That looks fabulous! Thank you for posting.

  43. Denise Smith says:

    looks so good this would be a winning treat for everyone

  44. Oh wow, this is my kind of treat. Thanks for the recipe! Pinning!