Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Crunch Brownies
This recipe is especially for peanut butter and chocolate lovers!
Chocolate Crunch Brownies
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 – 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups crisp rice cereal
~In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended.
~Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 24 to 28 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean – do not overbake). Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread marshmallow creme over cooled brownies.
~In a small saucepan, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal. Spread over top.
~Refrigerate until set. Cut into bars.
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