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Death By Chocolate Crunch Bars

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 16
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Chocolate lovers, beware. These chocolaty treats have everything you ever wished for in a bar.
Updated Aug 18, 2023
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  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
  • 1 cup chocolate creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 16-oz container)
  • 1/2 cup Reese's Pieces™ peanut butter candy in a crunchy shell
  • 3 1/2 cups Count Chocula™ 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). Line 9-inch square pan with foil; spray cooking spray on bottom only of foil.
  • 2
    Make and bake brownies as directed on box for 9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Frost brownies with frosting. Sprinkle with peanut butter candies; refrigerate while making cereal mixture.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, measure 3 cups of the cereal; 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.
  • 4
    Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cereal, slightly pressing on top. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set before cutting. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    These bars are best cut when cold. Store bars tightly covered in refrigerator.
  • tip 2
    Try your favorite candy in place of REESE'S™ Pieces™.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories from Fat
Trans Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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