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!!!