Oh boy, don't they look yummy!!! There's nothing better than a combo of  peanut butter and chocolate.  When you add easy-to-make, you've got  my FULL attention!  Making these delicious Taste of Home bars will be just the beginning for you!  You'll want to gather more recipes to serve to your family and friends, and you can get them by attending B105's Taste of Home Cooking School.  A Taste of Home Cooking School Culinary Expert will be coming to the Superior Middle School, presented by Wal-Mart, on Saturday, October 27! Tickets go on sale September 17 at www.kkcb.com and at our studios, 14 East Central Entrance, Duluth.


Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chillingYield: 36 Servings


•1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)

•12 peanut butter cups, chopped

•1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped

•2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

•1-1/4 cups creamy peanut butter

•1 tablespoon butter

•1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal

•1 teaspoon vanilla extract

•1/8 teaspoon salt


•Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs.

•Sprinkle with peanut butter cups and peanuts. Bake 4-6 minutes longer or until chocolate is melted. Cool on a wire rack.

•Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in the cereal, vanilla and salt. Carefully spread over brownies. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.