adapted from How Sweet It Is

1 batch brownies (boxed mix actually works well here)
1/2 cup salted peanuts
8 Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate or bittersweet chocolate chips (we used 60% Ghiradelli)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 tablespoon butter
2 1/2 cups crisped rice cereal

Mix brownies according to directions, spread into a 9"x13" baking dish, and bake for 25-30 minutes  or until the brownies are set up, but not quite done.

Remove the brownies from the oven and and sprinkle evenly with peanuts and chopped peanut butter cups, then bake for 5-10 minutes more.

While the brownies are baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in the microwave or a double boiler over simmering water. Stir in crisped rice cereal. 

When brownies are finished baking, remove them from the oven and pour the chocolate peanut butter crisped rice mixture over top, smoothing with a spatula until evenly distributed.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight) before slicing and serving.

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