Saturday, June 20, 2009

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crispy Brownies aka Gooey Chocolate Overload



About a week ago my doorbell rang at 7 A.M. jolting me up out of a dead sleep. I rolled out of bed, groaned loudly in protest, and answered the door in my pajamas and wild hair. There I was greeted by a giant paperboy in a bicycle helmet, dress shirt, tie, big nervous eyes, and a newspaper being shoved into my hands. My first thought was, “Why the heck is the paperboy handing me the paper? Can’t he just leave it by the door like other paperboys?”

Then this crazy paperboy handed me a beautiful stack of handwritten recipe cards, and finally my brain cells started to kick in. “Oh, this isn’t the paper boy!” It was Eric, my husband’s co-worker. He and his wife Bethany had beautifully written down several of their favorite recipes to share with me, and he was dropping them off before bicycling to work. What a thoughtful surprise!

This brownie comes from one of those pretty little cards.

Ingredients
1 package fudge brownie mix
1 package mini marshmallows
1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 Tablespoon butter
1 ½ cups Rice Krispies Cereal

Instructions
1. Line a 9x13 inch pan with foil and brush lightly with oil. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees or to brownie box directions.

2. Prepare brownie mix for chewy brownies. Bake according to box directions.

3. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the marshmallows. Bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely, or until marshmallows have solidified.

4. Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a saucepan over medium low heat stirring frequently. Turn off the heat and stir in the cereal. Pour over the brownies and smooth out the mixture.

5. Refrigerate until the topping is set. Carefully remove the brownies from the pan by lifting the foil. If they are too soft to be removed, freeze for 30 minutes and try again. To cut, brush a chef’s knife with oil and cut into strips, then into squares. Repeat with the oil as needed.

Recipe via Eric and Bethany Newell. Pictures by Laura Flowers.


36 comments:

Lori R. said...

Oh my goodness, I have read your blog for a while and was cruising through and this just called my name. I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THIS ONE! Who'd a thunk to put a chewy brownie, marshmallows and a crispy layer on top!!! Oh this is gonna be good... Thanks from the bottom of my heart...

The Cooking Photographer said...

Cool Lori! This is a pretty fun brownie. I hope you enjoy it.

Laura

La Table De Nana said...

What a charming story:) Don't know if I would have answered the door straight out of bed..:) You can pull it off:)

Thanks for sharing..I can think of no one in my family who would NOT love those ..little boys included! They love chocolate and marshmallows.
How nice of you to be parading them so soon..And in great shots!

sherri said...

Where's the overload? I don't see an overload. Looks perfect to me! I think I'll be whipping this up this afternoon.

Ginger said...

Laura,

WHAT THE HECK!!! These brownies surpass the delicious mode and go right for the unbelievable, delectable, rich, YUMMINESS mode. The photos have got to be published!! They are awesome. I want to say thank you for sharing but I might feel different after I eat the entire batch! Maybe next post you could do something with carrots and celery because that is all I am going to be able to eat after these brownies! Have a great Sunday. :-)

Heather said...

Those look like they might be a little bit sinful! They look perfect! I'm with Ginger, they need to be published.

veggie wedgie said...

This looks over the top!!

Whitney said...

oh goodness I'm making these like tomorrow. they look amazing!
-Whitney

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thanks for the comments! I enjoyed them. Most of these will get published hopefully. I'm putting a book together, but that doesn't always mean it will make it through the system.

I'm crossing my fingers.

Laura

Esi said...

Wow, pure decadence. Can't wait to see the other recipes they brought you.

Amy I. said...

Oh my goodness, these look divine! Adding them to my to-do list right away!

Justine said...

those look so good! we have some rice crispies laying around, so now i'm plotting to make these....

Sandy said...

This looks really good.

finsmom said...

These look deadly! Yum!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Ooh, these are a perfect for my sugar craving right now....just in time! Three layers of sheer bliss...

ButterYum said...

Oh my, oh my... the family is going to love these!!!

lesley said...

Hi Laura,
My! You are brave to answer the door at that time!
I didn't know there was two 7'0 clocks in the day LOL
I wish I'd seen this earlier, I made brownies for my daughter in law on Sunday...Grrr I could have made these :0)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Lol here there are!

oneordinaryday said...

Looks positively yummy!

Risa said...

I think you should have called these Heaven!

Jamie said...

Wow! I wish someone would come to my door and give me a stack of recipe cards with recipes like this! Yowzer do these look outrageously great!

Fallon said...

I linked this recipe to my best friend and she had to make them. These were delicious!!! They were moist, chewy, gooey, crunchy, and nutty from the PB. I loved the marshmallow layer. This was a great recipe, thank you for sharing!!

The Cooking Photographer said...

I am so glad your friend liked them! Thank-you for letting me know.

BeHereNow said...

Yipee... another way to get fat.

Abirami Shavani said...

This is the food version of Captain Planet.
When the powers combine..............!!
I'm SO going to make these over the weekend!
Thanks a lot Laura!!

Garden Tool User said...

Wow, that looks absolutely delicious! Great post, you did such a nice job presenting the pictures too...I am definitely going to have to try that recipe this weekend! Thanks :)

Beth said...

So I just made these because they looked WONDERFUL. But, I couldn't get my peanut butter/chocolate chip/crispy layer to spread correctly. It's all chunky and didn't smoothly cover the marshmallows. Do you have any idea what I did wrong? I'm sure they will taste delicious, they just aren't very pretty...

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Beth,

I'm really sorry you had problems with the top layer. The top layer was a bit difficult to spread around for me, but it sounds like you had much more trouble.

I can think of two things perhaps. One, try adding less cereal to the chocolate peanut butter mixture. Or/and warm it up a little if it's started to cool down.

I hope this helps. I hate it when something I'm cooking doesn't turn out and I have to start over.

~Laura

Anonymous said...

My roommate and I just made these, and they were sososo delicious. Thanks so much for sharing!!

feistygirl said...

YUM! A friend of mine posted a link to this on facebook and I had to track down your site to look at this again. I think I may have to make these before I start my diet!

Now I've gotta look on here to see if you have the option to sign up for your blog posts via email. That would be a treat!!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Fiestygirl!

Thanks for leaving a comment on these things. I was wondering if anyone looked at this one anymore!

I think you can go to the rss feed button on this page and get it by email but I'm not certain.

I hope you like these!

Laura

Anonymous said...

These brownies are wonderful, but I use a jar of marshmallow fluff for the middle - makes it WAY MORE gooey!

Leesa said...

I made them today, they are wonderful :)

Jackie said...

They are setting up in the fridge right now!

Sharon said...

Omg, I definitely want to make this, it looks absolutely scrumptious! I'd be happy for a chocolate overdose anytime. Love your photos :)

Anonymous said...

These are so delicious...however, next time I make them I think I will double the chocolate/PB/cereal topping. I hardly had enough to cover the entire pan!

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