Brownie Goody Bars

Everything that's irresistible about a candy bar just got rolled into one recipe—brownies on the bottom, frosting and peanuts in the middle and crunchy cereal on top.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
box (1 lb 2.4 oz) Betty Crocker™ Original Supreme Premium brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 16 oz container)
1/2
cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
2
cups crisp rice cereal
2/3
cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/3
cups (8 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray or shortening. (For easier cutting, line pan with foil, then grease foil on bottom only of pan.)
  • 2 Make and bake brownies as directed on box. Cool completely.
  • 3 Frost brownies with frosting. Sprinkle with peanuts; refrigerate while making cereal mixture.
  • 4 Measure cereal into medium bowl; set aside. In 1-quart saucepan, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly. Pour over cereal in bowl, stirring until evenly coated. Spread over frosted brownies. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set before cutting. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

This recipe is just part of the grand-prize winning entry of the Trinity Lutheran Church Women of Birchwood, Wisconsin, in Betty Crocker's 1999 national Bake Sales Competition for nonprofit organizations that hold bake sales as a means of raising money.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
37g
37%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.