Peanut Butter Krispie S'mores Brownies

Do you love getting into the holiday mood as much as I do? As soon as fall comes around, all I can think of is S'mores and pumpkin pie!

My friend Kylie had made bars similar to these which were to die for SO I had to give it a try and make it my own! I will tell you now, if you love a dessert packed full of flavor- make these! The brownie layer is chocolatey and chewy, the marshmallow layer is perfectly soft and toasty, and the peanut butter Rice Krispie layer is crunchy and delicious. The best part about these brownies are that they look like they take forever to make but you can throw it all together in no-time; especially if you use boxed brownie mix. The first time I tried this recipe, I had made brownies from scratch (which I will post the recipe for soon!) and the second time around I used boxed brownie mix. Personally, I prefer the boxed brownie mix simply because it's easier to make and you can never go wrong when it comes to Betty Crocker. She's the homegirl. 

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How pretty are these toasted marshmallows?! I only had big marshmallows so I cut them in half for this batch. They worked just fine! 

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INGREDIENTS:

for the brownie layer: 

1 box family size brownie mix 

1/4 Cup water

2/3 Cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

 

for the marshmallow layer: 

3 cups mini marshmallows  

 

for the peanut butter crunch layer: 

5 Cups Rice Krispie's

2 Cups peanut butter chips 

1 Cup butterscotch chips

1 cup smooth peanut butter  

 

DIRECTIONS: 

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or line a 9X13 inch pan with foil and set aside.  

2. Assemble brownies as instructed on the box. Pour batter into the prepared 9X13 pan and bake for 20 minutes. When 20 minutes is up, pour the marshmallows onto the brownies and place back in the oven for 2-4 minutes, until golden brown. Then remove from the oven and let cool. 

3. While those are cooling, heat the peanut butter chips and butterscotch chips in a microwave safe bowl- either in the microwave (stirring every 45 seconds) or on the stovetop. Once completely melted, add the peanut butter and mix until smooth again. Then add the Rice crispy's and stir until completely covered. Pour the peanut butter rice crispy mixture over the brownies and spread evenly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (I refrigerated mine overnight to make sure that the rice crispy make sure was set.) 

4. Eat and be happy!