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Death By Chocolate Crunch Bars

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 3 hr 15 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Chocolate lovers, beware. These chocolaty treats have everything you ever wished for in a bar.

Ingredients

1
box (18.3 oz) 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

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

Expert Tips

These bars are best cut when cold. Store bars tightly covered in refrigerator.

Try your favorite candy in place of REESE'S™ Pieces™.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
612.9
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30.1g
46%
Saturated Fat
11.1g
55%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
218.0mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
85.1g
28%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
57.2g
Protein
9.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2.20%
2%
Calcium
4.50%
4%
Iron
24.20%
24%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 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; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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