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5 from 4 votes

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 2 1/2 dozen
Author: Melanie Kathryn - Gather for Bread


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar, beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and salt, whisk to mix. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture.
  • Spread batter into a lightly greased 13" x 9" baking pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes. Cool completely in a pan on a wire rack. Spread marshmallow creme over brownies.
  • Combine peanut butter and chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 60. Stir. Heat in 30 seconds intervals thereafter until melted and smooth.
  • Stir in crispy rice cereal. Spread crispy cereal mixture over marshmallow layer and chill until firm, about 2 hours. Cut into bars and store in an airtight container.