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Make a brownie mix even more delicious with these layered monster brownies. They are the perfect combination of Graham cracker crust, rich chocolaty brownies and peanut butter for an extra special treat.

Close up bite of monster brownies on fork.

Making fun and memorable desserts doesn’t have to be complicated. These yummy brownies will leave a tasty impression without a ton of effort.

Adding layers to your favorite brownies not only adds extra flavors and textures, but creates a ton of visual appeal as well. They are sure to be a hit with whoever is lucky enough to try them.

The Graham cracker crust

Anything built on top of a Graham cracker crust is sure to be good. It is a buttery and delicious way to add a little crunch to the bottom of your brownies.

Patting graham cracker crumbs into pan.

Plus the golden Graham cracker flavor is a great foil to the rich chocolate layer. Just think about how well Graham crackers and chocolate go together in s’mores.

Speaking of which, you should check out the recipe for easy s’mores bars. They are another layered brownie like treat that start with a chocolate cake mix.

Piece of layered monster brownies with graham cracker crust, brownie middle, and peanut butter and candy on top.

You can create your own Graham cracker crumbs with two sleeves of crackers and a food processor, it is super simple. Otherwise you should be able to find ready to use crumbs in the baking aisle at your favorite grocery store.

The brownies

Using a box mix makes getting the brownie layer ready super easy. Pick up your favorite mix to ensure they are phenomenal.

Just make sure the mix is a family size mix that is intended for a 9×13 inch pan. If it is a smaller mix, you will want to use two.

You can also use your favorite homemade brownie recipe. Again, you will want to make sure it is intended for use in a 9x13inch pan or double a smaller recipe.

Don’t worry too much about making brownies with extra goodies in them. A simple brownie is best in this situation because there is so much extra yumminess above and below the brownies.

The toppings

We all know how well chocolate and peanut butter go together. Adding peanut butter on top adds a bit of salty and almost savory layer to the mix.

Make sure the brownies are completely cooled before you try to spread the peanut butter over the top. If the brownies are still gooey you will likely end up with a delicious mess.

Looking down on piece of layered monster brownies showing peanut butter and candy topping.

If you want, you can microwave the peanut butter for 10-15 seconds to loosen it up a bit. That will help to make it smooth out a little bit easier.

If you get a few brownie crumbs in your peanut butter, don’t despair. The candy on top will help to make it look amazing no matter what.

Speaking of candy, that sprinkling of mini chocolate chips and candies on top add that wow factor and one extra layer of texture. Then it is ready to serve (or save all for yourself!)

More great layered desserts

If layers of sweet goodness tug extra hard on your sweet tooth, you are not alone. The visual appeal of layers adds something extra special as well.

For more great layered desserts, check out these fabulous recipes as well.

Close layered brownie with graham cracker bottom, brownies, peanut butter and candy on top.

Another over the top chocolate and peanut butter layered goodie is a layered buckeye cheesecake. It is a stunner that is worthy of a special event or holiday.

Another super simple layered treat is the recipe for lime sherbet bars. They also have a crumb crust, a creamy sherbet center and an easy lemon or lime curd topping.

Or whip up a batch of strawberry yogurt crumb bars. The mix of butter crumbles, creamy yogurt and fresh berries makes for a perfect spring treat.

Layer rich chocolate, gooey caramel and pecans to make yummy turtle bars. They start with a cake mix for another simple but delicious treat.

Love tasty recipes? I do too! Follow me on Pinterest for more delicious ideas!

Yield: 12 Servings

Layered Monster Brownies

Piece of layered monster brownies with graham cracker crust, brownie middle, and peanut butter and candy on top.

Make a brownie mix even more delicious with these layered monster brownies. They are the perfect combination of Graham cracker crust, rich chocolaty brownies and peanut butter for an extra special treat.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 sleeves of Graham Crackers
  • 6 tablespoons of Melted Butter
  • 4 tablespoons of Sugar
  • 1 box of family size Brownie Mix and the ingredients it calls for
  • 16 oz. jar Peanut Butter
  • 2 cups Mini M&M’s
  • 1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Start by placing your graham crackers in a food processor. Process until fine.
  2. Add melted butter and sugar, and mix until it is the consistency of wet sand.
  3. Press into the bottom of a greased 9x13-inch pan.
  4. Bake at 325°F for 5 minutes.
  5. Prepare your brownie batter as instructed on the box.
  6. Pour batter over graham cracker crust.
  7. Bake according to box instructions.
  8. Let cool completely.
  9. Spread slightly warmed peanut butter on top.
  10. Sprinkle with M&M’s and chocolate chips.
  11. Serve and Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 550Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 4gSugar: 37gProtein: 11g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Make a brownie mix even more delicious with these layered monster brownies. They are the perfect combination of Graham cracker crust, rich chocolaty brownies and peanut butter for an extra special treat.

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Andrea Nine

Monday 26th of April 2021

These look like pure bliss. Such a hit at a potluck I bet. Wait we rarely go to those now so I’m making them for us and we’ll savor each one! Have a great Monday!

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