KnowMom! Recipe: Crazy Brownies

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A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to a delicious treat called “Slutty Brownies”. Since then, I have modified the recipe and changed the name to a more kid appropriate version, Crazy Brownies. My oldest daughter loves to bake and she had so much fun helping me make these. Crazy Brownies are always a huge hit wherever we go. They are easy to make and super yummy! The great thing about baking and cooking now days, is that you can make any regular recipe gluten and dairy free. Which is awesome for our family! All of the ingredients I used to make these are gluten and dairy free. However, prior going gluten and dairy free I made these all the time using regular ingredients. The choice is yours. Either way they turn out fab!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Box Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • 1 Box Brownie Mix
  • 1-2 Bags of Peanut butter Cups (You can use either large or small)
  • 1 Bag of Butterscotch Chips
  • Eggs
  • Butter or Oil (depending on baking directions)

Use your favorite cookie and brownie mix. I used a gluten-free mix for both. I wasn’t into this particular gluten-free brownie mix, it was a little too bitter for my taste. I would go back to using the Glutino brand next time. We love Justin’s peanut butter cups so that’s what I used but Reese’s or any other peanut butter cup will work too.

Directions:

Preheat oven to whatever temperature is stated on the brownie mix.

Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and lightly spray each liner with cooking oil.

Make cookie mix as directed on package. Add 1/3 bag of butter scotch chips and mix.

Press cookie mix into bottom of each cupcake liner, about 1/3 full.

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Place peanut butter cups on top of cookie mix. You have two options here. You can either place one whole large or mini sized peanut butter cup on top of the cookie mix, pressing down to make sure there is no space between the cookie mix and peanut butter cup. Or, you can mash-up the peanut butter cups in a bowl with 1 TBL creamy peanut butter and place a spoon full on top of the cookie mix. I gave my daughter the option and she wanted to mash-up the peanut butter cups. No surprise there; mashing anything is fun! Either way they taste great! The first option gives a clean break between the cookie and brownie. Where the second option kind of melds them together.

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Mix the brownies according to the package. Pour over cookie mix and peanut butter cups. Fill to the top of the liners.

Follow the baking instructions for the brownie mix.

Let cool for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Once cool, melt remaining butterscotch chips and drizzle over the top of each cupcake.

Enjoy!

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This recipe makes 24 large cupcakes

Live, Laugh, Love,

Kristin

 

 

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