Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Triple Tier Brownies


These were really simple to make and very addictive! These are perfect for a fall picnic or tail gating. I used organic ingredients where I could. I also used my new favorite peanut butter, Earth Balance natural peanut butter with flax seed. You can't taste the flax seed and it doesn't effect the texture but you get all the wonderful benefits of the flax seeds. I'm not a big fan of canned frosting but I didn't have time to make my own to substitute. There is an organic canned frosting on the market but I used it once and thought it was only so so. You could also play around with this recipe and substitute different flavors of frosting or use cocoa krispies instead of rice krispies. I was thinking the addition of a marshmallow layer would also be great. To keep with the organic ingredients you can also use an organic rice cereal.

Triple Tier Brownies
  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size) (I used organic)
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli)
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I used Earth Balance Natural Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds)
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, chopped (I omitted)

Directions:

Prepare and bake brownie mix according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool on a wire rack.
In a large saucepan, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Cook over low heat for 4-5 minutes or until blended, stirring occasionally. Stir in cereal; set aside.
Spread frosting over brownies. Sprinkle with peanuts. Spread with peanut butter mixture. Chill for 30 minutes or until set before cutting. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 5 dozen.


Source: Taste of Home

5 comments:

Colleen said...

I have made bars like this but not with the cream cheese frosting - that makes them even more amazing!

The Novice Chef said...

TRIPLE TIER BROWNIES? Oh my! I must have these now!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Are you kidding me? Send these to Texas!

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Why is that I have been seeing chocolates everywhere I browse? haha So sinful!

Tara said...

I found your blog through the nest (i am lovetara00 there) and made these on Saturday for some friends. They were so amazingly delicious! Will definitely make again.