Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is easy and yummy! I found this recipe on the side of a brownie box and loved it! I accidently threw it out with the brownie box, and spent months searching the grocery store shelves for it! I finally found it and figured I would add it for safe keeping!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (19 1/2 ounce) boxsupreme brownie mix, with pouch Hershey's syrup
  • 1 (16 1/2 ounce) containerwhipped vanilla frosting
  • 34 cup salted peanuts, coursely chopped
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make brownies as directed on package for 13" x 9" pan, and cool completely.
  3. Frost brownies with frosting.
  4. Sprinkle with peanuts, refrigerate.
  5. Measure cereal into large bowl; set aside.
  6. Melt peanut butter and chocolate chips in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.
  7. Pour over cereal in bowl, stirring until evenly coated.
  8. Spread over frosted brownies.
  9. Cool completely in refrigerator before cutting.
Most Helpful

I'm seriously not sure if I will ever make any other kind of brownie again. These are fantastic. I LOVED them. This recipe reminds me of the Éclair dessert recipe. It is so simple, and so yummy, which makes it a total winner. More people should try it. That said I did change it up a little. Skipped the peanuts (personal preference) and actually halved the frosting and Chocolate/Peanut Butter Topping. What works really well is if you prepare the topping as directed and make two pans of brownies, then do half the frosting and half the topping on each pan. I thought they were great that way and more frosting/topping unnecessary, but whatever you prefer. Also I didn't have any rice krispies, so I crushed up some rice chex and that worked well too. Thanks for posting this super recipe.

berry271 August 26, 2013

Wonderful! I didn't bother putting the icing on at all. The peanut butter & chocolate chips was plenty. I also used crushed cherrios instead of rice cereal. Very, very good! Thanks for sharing!

Feej July 11, 2010

I have been making these for a few years... and they are excellent! Men always love these. I make a variation of these where I substitute butterscotch chips for the chocolate chips and omit the frosting/peanut layer. My family prefers these over the original.

CindyMarie July 26, 2009