Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 36 bar cookies
- 1 (8" x 8" size) package fudge brownie mix
- 1 (8" x 8" size) package chocolate chunk brownie mix
- 2/3 cup oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3 cups Special K crisp rice flakes cereal
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13x9" pan and set aside. (You can make these brownies, or use your own and top with the cereal mixture.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9" x 13" pan with nonstick baking spray containing flour and set aside.
In large bowl, combine both of the brownie mixes with oil, water, and eggs. Beat until blended, then beat for 30 strokes. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs, and crust is shiny.
Let the brownies cool for 10 minutes, then in a large microwave safe bowl, combine brown sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir, rinse the spoon in hot water, then microwave on high for another 2 minutes until boiling. Be careful - this mixture is hot!! Remove from microwave and stir in 1 cup peanut butter until melted. Stir in cereal. Carefully spoon over brownies and spread to cover.
In small microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter. Microwave on high for 1 minute, remove and stir. Continue microwaving for 1 minute intervals, stirring after each interval, until mixture is smooth. Pour and spread over cereal mixture. Top with candy if desired, and cool completely, then cut into bars.