Monday, April 4, 2011

Better Than Crack Brownies

Let me start this post by saying that I don't know how good crack is. I've never had it before. And neither have my kids. But this brownie recipe, packed with peanut butter and salted nuts and chocolate caught my eye and has been on my to-bake list for a while now. So before I presented these to my kids, I asked them what their most favorite thing was. My son said Pokemon. And my daughter couldn't decide. But if I had to guess it would something like Staying up past her bedtime eating popcorn on the couch and watching the next episode of Wipeout. So...for my kids they are Better Than Pokemon Brownies or Better Than...well, you get the picture.


Let me break down the layers. Bottom layer...brownie. Middle layer...salted nuts and a whole bag of Reese's peanut butter cups. Top layer...rice krispie treats made with peanut butter and chocolate chips (instead of marshmallows). Oh my.


Don't let the brown appearance fool you. These were amazing and rich and crunchy (the top) and peanut buttery. And really really peanut buttery.


Too peanut buttery for my husband. He's not a huge chocolate fan and peanut butter and chocolate he could care less about. And yes, I married him despite of it. It's worked out for me because he didn't want seconds of these brownies and he doesn't steal my peanut butter cups or my peanut butter M&M's. It's a win-win for me. I honestly might need a peanut butter intervention.


And I might need to invest in new lighting in my kitchen. The maroon blinds are doing nothing for my brownie photos!! I found this kick butt recipe on the How Sweet It Is food blog...and now you need to make these immediately. Go here, please: Better Than Crack Brownies. As for my kids liking them? My son said they were EQUAL to Pokemon and I consider that a compliment.

Happy Monday Everyone!!!

18 comments:

Tanya said...

Holy Smokes!!! They look absolutely sinful! Oh, there is no such thing as a peanut butter intervention (thankfully). :)

Angela said...

If only Charlie Sheen had known about these brownies...think of all the drama that could have been prevented;)

Aubree said...

You are now officially my best friend...can it get any better than peanut butter, chocolate, and rice krispies??!! I made some concoction a week or two ago involving Graham cracker crust, butterfingers, and pb rice krispie treats but this recipe looks so much yummier....as do your pictures!!!

SprinkleBakes said...

You are too funny! I don't know what crack is like either, but I bet these are sooo addictive!

Joni Kix said...

We would fight over peanut butter brownies here! Better leave them at your house, lol! They look so YUMMY!!!

Jodi said...

Oh my goodness, you are the brownie queen!!! Wish you lived closer, and I would be over in a flash to help you eat them! lol!

IamDerby said...

This looks like something my hubby would love. He is a huge peanut butter fan.

Jenny said...

gasp!! better than Pokemon?!? love it.

mustangkayla said...

Too funny! Those look sinfully delicious!

theelfqueen said...

Those look FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC.
Better than Pokemon? Well... my kids would NEVER believe that... and right now Middle Child is on diet limitations due to his new braces... so a lot of sweets are out (too sticky, too hard, etc...)

Meaghan Luby said...

hahaha, i love that it's "better than pokemon"! i have a similar recipe called "screw the world" brownies. j'adore! thanks for sharing, looks great!
-meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Oh my! I'll take your husband's portion:)

Diane Jaquay said...

oh be still my peanut butter lovin' heart!!! My whole family loves anything peanut butter, or peanut butter and chocolate, and these look positively SINFUL! Now if only I liked to bake lol ;)

patti west said...

I'm not lookin'! I'm not lookin'! I'm not lookin'!! Seriously...I think my family would love these - even better than the Yankees or budweiser. HA! ;)

Michelle H. said...

The brownies look so delicious!!
Love everything that are in them!!
TFS!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Those look yummy. Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog.

Dana said...

Now THIS is food porn at it's best! They look awesome Mara!

Karry Weaver said...

Oh have mercy on my peanut butter and chocolate loving soul. I need to bake these things right now. YUM!