Triple-Layer Brownies

If you're looking for a sweet treat to make for Mother's Day, Leader food columnist Kathleen Brotherton says these Triple-Layer Brownies are a great choice.

With the weather warming up, it’s beginning to feel like picnic season, which means we’ll be looking for portable desserts to finish off a picnic lunch of fried chicken or big, thick sandwiches. With Mother’s Day coming up, perhaps there are some moms out there who would love to be treated to a picnic lunch on her special day, and here’s a delicious dessert recipe that is sure to make her happy.

Brownies are always a hit, but these Triple-Layer Brownies are extra special with a frosting layer in the middle and a crunchy, peanut butter and chocolate layer on the top.

While these brownies would be a delicious treat to serve your mom this Sunday, you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to make them. They are great for a sweet snack or dessert anytime, especially served with a cup of coffee or glass of milk.


1 (20-ounce) package brownie mix

3 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup oil

1 (16-ounce) container cream cheese frosting

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 (12-ounce) package milk chocolate chips

2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal

In a large bowl, stir dry brownie mix, eggs, water and oil just until combined.

Grease the bottom of a 13-by-9-inch glass baking pan; pour in batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 27 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan. Spread frosting over cooled brownies; refrigerate until set.

In a saucepan, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips together over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat and mix in cereal and spread evenly over frosting. Refrigerate until set.

Cut into squares. Makes 2 dozen.

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