Family Reunion Brownies

A few years ago we had a family reunion. These brownies were one of the many delights there. These brownies are one of the many reasons I love my family.

Start with your favorite brownie recipe baked in a 9×13 pan. This can be from scratch or a box. Really, with what we’re about to do to these brownies, it’s going to be delicious to matter what you use.

Once the brownies are cool, spread a large bottle of marshmallow cream on top. YES!! After many tries, I discovered the best method is; to scrub my hands down, spray them with a little non-stick spray, and use my lathered hands to spread the cream. If you’re worried about the taste from the spray, a little water on your hands instead will also work.

Now, melt 2 C chocolate chips and 1 C peanut butter (combine them and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each. This should take about 1 1/2-2 minutes) . You really can’t go wrong with that combination in a recipe. Use whatever kind of chocolate chips you like. I used 1C mini semi-sweet and 1 C bittersweet, because that’s what I had on hand. Now stir in 3C crispy rice cereal.

Spread this on top of the marshmallow cream. Can you see now why I love my family?

Let this set in the refrigerator for at least three hours. That’s it! These are AMAZING!!

4 Responses to “Family Reunion Brownies”

  1. July 15, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    Brownies are one of my most favourite treats to share with my friends and are a fantastic treat for my friend’s kids – saying that all of my friends will always have a bite.

  2. July 15, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    I love making and sharing brownies. They are especially popular amongst my friends’ children (and their mums:))

  3. Marianne
    August 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Making these today. Wish me luck!

  4. April 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    I am so going to try these! My niece and nephew will love them! I don’t know why, but I can’t make a simple batch of boxed brownies and leave it alone. I always have to jazz it up with something — cream cheese and toasted coconut, mimi M&Ms, loads of nuts, chocolate chips and toffee bits, etc. This recipe sounds like a winner! Thanks for sharing.