Better than Crack Brownies

by Cate on August 30, 2010

Better than Crack Brownies

With the exception of the two Rainbow Cakes to celebrate the ending and beginning of the school year this summer, I haven’t baked since early June.  Crazy, right?  Especially with those eight bags of sugar in the kitchen, you’d think I’d be all over it.  Last week, though, I broke the spell for a bit to make a new recipe, Better than Crack Brownies.

Starting with a base of a brownie mix, these are perfect for chocolate and peanut butter lovers.  It’s like chocolate and peanut butter overload.  And then some.  The kids had a few, my parents when they came over for dinner, and I gave the rest away.

You’ve heard me say it before … I don’t have a huge sweet tooth.  Little things here and there tempt me, but more often than not, I’ll reach for something salty if given the choice between the two.  And now that I’ve been doing this Clean Eating for some time now?  The temptation is there even less.  One little piece and I’m done.  It honestly just doesn’t have the same effect or satisfaction that it once did.  Funny how you can do a complete mind switch, isn’t it?

Project 365
August 30, 2010, Photo #155

Rolled Omelet

Sometimes it’s all about presentation, in terms of making something old new again. This morning I had an egg-white omelet for breakfast.  Once the omelet was done, I rolled it up, jelly-roll style and sliced it for a slightly different presentation.  Delish.

Better-Than-Crack Brownies
Recipe courtesy of How Sweet Eats

1 batch brownies (boxed 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 brownies according to directions, and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. 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.

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Merry120 August 31, 2010 at 12:52 am

YUM! Those look very dangerous!


Joanne August 31, 2010 at 6:17 am

I’m all about the peanut butter and chocolate combination. I’m also pretty sure that PB is actually crack for me!

Way to go Cate for ridding processed sugars from your system and for craving real food!


Ramona August 31, 2010 at 11:05 am

Both look good.

I go for the salty over sweet too!


Casey August 31, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I’m salty over sweet, too. And, although I’ve never had crack, I will believe that these are better. They look divine!


Jeanna August 31, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I hear you about the cooking, I keep getting ingredients then getting take out from the gas station. Sad, really, but you’ve inspired me.
These look and sound pretty good for someone w/out a sweet tooth. All mine are way too sweet.


Sarah Caron August 31, 2010 at 11:09 pm

These are outrageously good. I was just thinking about them earlier — how funny that you wrote about them today!


Melissa B September 2, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Wow, I want to try these


Cathy September 15, 2010 at 11:33 am

I am going to make these Friday night with my goddaughter……she’s been craving brownies and I can’t get the title of this one out of my mind!


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