Puppy Chow Brownies

(from emily8260’s recipe box)

Source: loveintheoven.com

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves 9 people

Categories: bars, brownies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided use
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter + 2 tablespoons
  • 2 cups rice chex cereal
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8×8 pan.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, completely melt the butter. Add in the sugar, stirring constantly, and bring to a boil.

  3. Remove pan from heat and stir in 1 cup chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes.

  4. Beat together eggs and chocolate-butter mixture for 8 minutes, or until well combined and doubled in volume.

  5. Turn the mixer speed to low and carefully mix in baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder.

  6. Add in flour and 1/2 cup chocolate chips until just combined. Evenly spread batter in pan.

  7. Using a butter knife, swirl 3 tablespoons peanut butter through batter. Bake 10 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, prepare the puppy chow: Melt together the remaining 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons peanut butter in a saucepan over low heat.

  9. Once that is completely melted and smooth, carefully fold in cereal until well coated.

  10. .Place cereal on top of brownies. Lightly cover pan with foil.

  11. .Put the pan back into the oven for an additional 20 minutes, or until well risen and set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

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