Make a brownie mix even more delicious with these easy layered brownies with peanut butter, graham crackers, and lots of chocolate. The layers of goodness come together to make an extra special sweet treat.
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.
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.
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.
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 my recipe for homemade brownie mix, or your favorite 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.
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.
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.
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.
Or for another fun twist on brownies, whip up a batch of rhubarb brownies. The tangy bits of rhubarb make brownies extra moist and delicious.
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Layered Brownies with Peanut Butter and Graham Crackers
- 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
- Start by placing your graham crackers in a food processor. Process until fine.
- Add melted butter and sugar, and mix until it is the consistency of wet sand.
- Press into the bottom of a greased 9×13-inch pan.
- Bake at 325°F for 5 minutes.
- Prepare your brownie batter as instructed on the box.
- Pour batter over graham cracker crust.
- Bake according to box instructions.
- Let cool completely.
- Spread slightly warmed peanut butter on top.
- Sprinkle with M&M’s and chocolate chips.
- Serve and Enjoy!