Chocolate Goody Bars

Every once in a while, you've got to treat yourself for being good, you know? You work hard, you put up with other peoples wants, needs and desires. Well, now it's time to take a break and give yourself a little chocolate TLC. These Chocolate Goody Bars are definitely an indulgence. A sweet indulgence of chocolate, vanilla, and peanut butter. You will adore the crispy chocolate, floating over a cloud of vanilla frosting, sitting on top of deep rich fudge cake. Mmm . . .

1 19.8-oz pkg. fudge brownie mix
½ cup cooking oil
2 eggs
¼ cup water
1 16-oz. can vanilla frosting
¾ cup chopped peanuts
3 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 12-oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

In a large bowl, stir together brownie mix, cooking oil, eggs, and water until well mixed. Spread mixture into prepared pan.

Bake for 28 to 30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted 2-inches from side of pan comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Spread with frosting. Sprinkle with peanuts. Cover; chill in refrigerator.

Meanwhile, place rice cereal in medium bowl. In small saucepan, combine peanut butter and chocolate chips. Heat and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Pour over cereal. Stir to coat evenly. Spread mixture over frosting layer in pan.

Cover and chill in refrigerator until chocolate layer is set. Cut into bars. Keep covered and store in refrigerator.

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