Puppy Chow Brownies
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided use
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter + 2 tablespoons
2 cups rice chex cereal
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir in sugar, and bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat and stir in 1 cup chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Cool 5 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together eggs and chocolate-butter mixture for 8 minutes, or until well combined and doubled in volume. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Beat in flour and 1/2 cup chocolate chips until just combined. Spread batter in pan. Swirl 3 tablespoons peanut butter through batter. Bake 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the puppy chow: stir together remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat, until melted and smooth. Stir in cereal until well combined. Place cereal on top of brownies. Lightly cover pan with foil. Return pan to oven and bake 20 additional minutes, or until well risen and set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Make 9 huge brownies