Chocolate Goody Bars
Posted by: catscookin19 Thu, 5 Feb 2004, at 4:45 p.m.
PREP: 15 min; COOK: 10 min; BAKE: 30 min; COOL: 2 hr
Makes 20 bars
1 package (1 pound 3.8 ounces) Betty Crocker® fudge brownie mix
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tub Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
3/4 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
3 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1. Heat oven to 350°. Grease bottom only of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, or
spray with cooking spray.
2. Stir brownie mix, water, oil and eggs in medium bowl until well blended.
Spread in pan.
3. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan
comes out clean or almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Frost with
frosting. Sprinkle with peanuts; refrigerate while making cereal mixture.
4. Measure cereal into large bowl; set aside. Melt peanut butter and chocolate
chips in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Pour over cereal
in bowl, stirring until evenly coated. Spread over frosted brownies. Cool
completely before cutting, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows.
Store tightly covered.