Sunday, December 4, 2016

Chocolate Brownies with a Golden Crisp Crust

There is something about the holidays that brings out the baker in everyone. This year with a little one arriving any time I'm all about semi-homemade. I still get the smell of the fresh baked brownies in the oven, but I get a little help from my boxed friends. For this weeks treat to get me through the week I picked up some buy one get one brownies and used this Post cereal coupon on for Golden Crisp® cereal. 

I wanted to make a special treat for the holidays, not just a plain box of brownies. So to add a little to my brownies I used the Golden Crisp® cereal for a golden crust that would be baked into the bottom of my brownies. These brownies are so simple to make and you can whip them up in less then 15 minutes prep time. This is a perfect treat for movie night with your family.

With this Golden Crisp® cereal purchase you can also enter to win the SING©  movie sweepstakes with a grand prize of $100,000 or other prizes such as movie tickets, speakers, and more. There is no purchase required. You can learn all about this sweepstakes here--the movie SING© will be in theaters December 21st, 2016. 

Chocolate Brownies with a Golden Crisp Crust

  • 2 cups of Golden Crisp Cereal
  • 1/3 cup of Melted Butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Maple Syrup
  • 1 Box of Ghirardelli Ultimate Fudge Brownies
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Craisins
  • 1 Egg
  • Fudge Topping (in Box)
  • Christmas Sprinkles
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

2. Put Golden Crisp Cereal into the food processor and process until consistency is fine. Mix Butter and Maple Syrup with the processed cereal. Place in bottom of 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 5 minutes. 

3. While crust is baking mix the brownies, oil, water, craisins, and egg with a spoon until no more lumps. 

4. Pour Brownie batter over the crust and bake for about 39 minutes. 

5. Place fudge topping (still in package) in warm water for 4-5 minutes, spread on top of brownies and top with Christmas sprinkles. 


  1. This looks amazingly incredible! What a creative way to use the cereal, can't wait to give it a try!

  2. such an easy recipe and they look so festive! Loving the Christmas sprinkles!

  3. This looks delicious and im sure is! Great pictures too!

  4. These sound so delicious! I am always looking for fun new ways to spice up my brownies. Never thought to do a crust!
    xo Jessica

  5. Oh my gosh, these look amazing and I'm going to pin them for later!

  6. These look so pretty! Love the christmassy sprinkles! So delicious looking!

  7. Easy and delicious - right up my alley! LOL

  8. I love Golden Crips! Never would have thought to use it as a crust. I am going to have to save this one for later. Thanks for this!

    Elizabeth Ann //

  9. These look delicious! I have all the ingredients so now I have to go make these!

    Greta |

  10. This recipe sounds so amazing! I need to try it with that cereal. One of my faves!

  11. This is a fabulous idea! Simple to make, and they look incredibly delicious too. I can't wait to try them out.

  12. These look so good! I have never had brownies using cereal before, so I am going to have to try this.

    Amanda ||

  13. I believer my son would like to try that, he loves all kinds of cereal with cartoon animals. Thanks for the recommendation.


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