Mexican Chocolate Crunch Brownies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

from the 2008 edition of the pillsbury bake-off...they have gotten rave reviews!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
  • 12 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 (19 1/2 ounce) box Pillsbury Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 14 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 13 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9x13 pan. Finely crush cereal.
  3. In a large bowl, stir butter and corn syrup until well blended. Add cereal and mix thoroughly. Press evenly into sprayed pan.
  4. Make brownie mix as directed on box using oil, water, eggs, and adding cinnamon. Stir in 2/3 cup of chocolate chips. Pour over cereal and sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup of chocolate chips on top.
  5. Bake 20 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over brownies. Bake 14-18 min longer or set.
  7. Cool 10 minutes then loosen edges but do not cut. Cool 2 hours in total.
  8. To make cinnamon sugar combine 3tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
Most Helpful

Good way to use up warehouse cereal that my kids had grown tired of eating for breakfast. I used Ghirardelli brownie mix, had it on hand. Turned out great! Thanks!

stamp June 14, 2010

I must have messed this up because my cereal was soggy on the bottom... do you think I didn't crush the cereal enough? Don't get me wrong - we ate them anyway, it just wasn't "crunch" as the name promised... I'll try again - hopefully with better results! Ok... 12/8/2009... I tried them again. When I crushed the cereal this time I pulvarized it in the blender. YUMMMM! 5 stars now!!!

MelissaO' December 09, 2009

Fortunately I found this recipe for our Cinco De Mayo party last weekend. The adults and kids loved them. In fact I'm making it again for Mothers day. Since I wasn't sure how many boxes to get - I bought 2 - 12.8 oz boxes -used 1 box plus 1 cup of 2nd box 1 box would have been fine. Since I found the cereal also is great as a snack - I bought the 1lb 8.9 oz box which was cheaper per ld. Bad me. Crunch, cinnamon and fudge - can't beat it!

LorieD May 09, 2008