Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownies

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This Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownie recipe isn’t just your average cookie-cutter brownie recipe. Far from it, actually! Forget everything you know about brownie recipes and dive into this succulent and luscious Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownie recipe. Shelly from Cookies & Cups graces us with this masterpiece that will surely leave you craving more. Although the result may seem intimidating with its look of finesse and expertise, this peanut butter brownie recipe is quite easy to make. As the base relies solely on brownie mix and simple mixtures after that, this dessert recipe is one that can be made at a moment's notice. With its transition between crispy and decadent layers, this Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownie makes for the perfect treat.

As earlier stated, this peanut butter brownie recipe calls for store-bought brownie mix, making the base process effortless. After baking the brownie mix, the recipe introduces the middle layer, consisting of chopped peanut butter cups and peanuts. A trick to note is the addition of the middle layer before the brownie base layer has finished baking! Shelly suggests adding the middle layer over top the brownie mix five minutes before the brownies have finished cooked. This makes the brownie recipe all the more interesting because the chocolate and peanut butter are thus melted onto the base layer, giving the middle layer a very rich texture. Although this is a dessert recipe, the use of chopped peanuts brings some nutritional benefit as peanuts are a significant source of protein and vitamin E.

The next layer in this Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownie recipe is what makes this wonderful recipe special. The middle layer is topped with a mixture of chocolate chips, rice Krispie cereal and even more peanut butter, completing the brownie recipe in all its glory. If you’re looking to add a bit of a nutritional twist to this peanut butter brownie recipe, replacing the rice Krispie cereal with organic or gluten-free cereal will provide a healthy alternative. To add, using natural peanut butter instead of big-name commercial brands can make this brownie recipe more health-conscious.

After adding the top layer, the recipe calls for letting the brownies set for around two hours or chill in the refrigerator for a quicker process. Shelly adds that the brownies can be stored for around three days refrigerated or at room temperature as long as they are stored airtight. The Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownie recipe is an easy-to-make, yet sophisticated dessert that will without a doubt satisfy your chocolate and peanut butter cravings.

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