Mexican Chocolate Crunch Brownies

The combination of cinnamon and chocolate is a classic Mexican treat. Enjoy it in a clever cereal-base brownie bar.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 3 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
box (12.8 oz) Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal (about 8 cups)
1/2
cup butter, melted
1
tablespoon corn syrup
1
box (18.4 oz) Pillsbury® Family Size Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
2/3
cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
1/4
cup water
2
eggs
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/3
cups semisweet chocolate chips
3
tablespoons cinnamon-sugar (from 3.62-oz jar)*
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Place cereal in food processor bowl with metal blade (crush cereal in 2 batches if necessary). Cover; process until finely crushed (about 4 cups). Or place cereal in large resealable food-storage plastic bag; crush with rolling pin.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir butter and corn syrup until well blended. Add crushed cereal; mix thoroughly. Press evenly in pan.
  • 3 In large bowl, make brownie mix as directed on box, using oil, water and eggs and adding cinnamon. Stir in 2/3 cup of the chocolate chips. Pour brownie batter over cereal mixture. Sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup chocolate chips evenly over batter.
  • 4 Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar evenly over brownies. Bake 14 to 18 minutes longer or until brownies are set when lightly touched in center. Cool 10 minutes; loosen edges but do not cut. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For brownies, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Brownie
    Calories
    220
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    150mg
    150%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    13g
    13%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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