Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Better Than Crack Brownies and Tea on the Deck

I found the recipe for "Better Than Crack Brownies" at How Sweet It Is. I made them for a Church get-together but my mom and I had to to try them out to make sure they were "OK". hehe (Recipe below.)

It was a nice cool day, so we had teatime on the deck. The tea was definitely needed because these Brownies are so rich. They were extremely delicious! You can see that my mom drinks her tea plain and I use milk and sugar in mine.

I found this teapot, tea cups and saucers while on our Niagra Falls vacation. I came across them at Gordie Harpers Bazaar in Newfane, NY. I could get lost in that place. So many things to look at and buy.

I love this pattern. I have a fondness for roses and this set is so simple and delicate. Thank you, Laura at Laura's Rose Garden for letting me know the name of this pattern is "Moss Rose". I was wondering how I would find out.

Better Than Crack Brownies

1 batch brownies (boxed mix or homemade)

1/2 cup salted peanuts

1 cup chopped Reese's peanut butter cups

1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

1/2 Tablespoon butter

1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Mix brownies according to directions and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 X 13 baking dish. Remove and top with peanuts and peanut butter cups. Bake for 4-6 minutes more.

While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Stir in cereal. Remove brownies from oven and evenly spread chocolate mixture over tope.

Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

This recipe is easy and fun to make. They are a must try. Yummy!


  1. Pass me a brownie, please!

  2. these looked so good i sent your link to my friend on facebook. yummy!

  3. Good morning!
    I love your tea set. The pattern is "Moss Rose" if you need to add more pieces to your set.
    The brownie recipe sounds fabulous!!!! I'll make some later today!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Warm hugs, Laura

  4. Your teascape is gorgeous. Love your cups and the pretty teapot. So nice to be able to sit on the deck and enjoy such a lovely snack. The recipe sounds just wonderful. I will definitely give this a try. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. Brownies sound yummy. Those look seriously addicting!

  6. Those brownies look delicious....I am a confessed chocoholic, if you didn't know, LOL :) I'll have to give that recipe a try!

    Happy Tea Tuesday!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  7. Beautiful tea cups and I'll have one of those brownies, please! Thanks for the recipe! Happy Tea Day!

  8. Beautiful roses tea cups and tea pot. How lovely to share tea with your mother.
    The brownies do look tempting!

  9. These are a must try! Yum! I wish my mom was close enough to enjoy a tea party - but she's 4 hours away!

  10. Your tea setting and I have to admit, I'm laughing at the title of those luscious brownies! Do you have any left over?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Hi: What a beautiful tea set! I love the name of the Brownies. Your post is so happy today. I have read a lot of sad things in blogland today, I am glad you are doing well. God bless you, Martha

  12. Sounds like they have a great texture I am guessing. mm kind of a brownie thing going on today and it works for me!!

  13. Wow! Those sound really, really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I do like your teapot and teacup too. You should join a Tuesday tea party!

  14. Oh, How I love brownies! I just had one! lol I just love, love your teacups and teapot! Moss Rose! I think I might have this pattern. Going to go look in the China closet! lol Thank you for joining me for Tea Time! I loved seeing your Tea!

  15. Although I'm not very fond of the recipe name, I have to admit they sound very good. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  16. I just love that you call these "better than crack brownies." And I love that I can start with a box mix. :)


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