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August 25, 2010

Caramel Crunch Brownies

I made these brownies for a family reunion, and wow were they a hit!
Each year during our summer reunion, our family brings items/gifts to be "raffled" off. We use the money from our raffle to pay for the family Christmas party each December.  We love doing this, because when the money is tight from the holiday giving this is a great way to still get together without pocket book demands!
Anyway, the person who won the platter with these brownies called me and reported that the yuuumy treats didn't even make it home-they were consumed in the car!
I know you'll love these bar brownies too, and they are easier to make than the picture looks-try them!
1 Box Family size Brownie Mix
2 c. Miniature Marshmallows
1/2 c. Light Corn Syrup
3 Tbsp. Butter
1 1/3 c. (8 oz.) Peanut Butter Chips
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 1/3 c. Crisp Rice Cereal
1 1/3 c. Salted Peanuts

Heat oven to 350 degree's.
Grease the bottom only of a 9 x 9 square pan.
Make the brownies according to package directions, except after removing from the oven,
immediately place the miniature marshmallows on the brownies and return to the oven for about 2 minutes, just until the marshmallows start swelling and turning slightly golden.
In a medim size sauce pan, heat the corn syrup, butter, vanilla & peanut butter chips using medium heat.
Stir constantly until the chips are melted and all is combined
(about 5 min.)
Remove from heat: stir in the cereal, and peanuts.
Drop small spoon size dollops over marshmallow topped brownies, and then spread out evenly.
Refrigerate about 1 hour until firm, then cut into desired size pieces.

See what I mean? Easier than it looks, and I bet your mouth is watering, and your looking to see if you have all the ingredients in your pantry...
Let us know if you like these brownies!

(This recipe was adapted from Betty Crocker's Brownie Peanut Chews)

And yes, these are my own photo's-lol
Our Friend shared with us how she makes these brownie bars gluten free:  Use a gluten free brownie mix, and replace the rice krispies with Rice Chex cereal! How smart and wonderful for those who need gluten free foods! Thanks so much for sharing Becky!

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Endy Daniel said...

wow wow wow! im speechless...

B said...

Oh my... these are SO dang good, I just made two versions of this... yours and my adapted gluten free version... both are a hit!!! Thanks for the great recipe :)

Unknown said...

Endy and B-thank you! We appreciate your comments! Check back with us often to see what else we will be whipping up...

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Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Your brownies simply look great.