Mexican Chocolate Crunch Brownies
  • 1 box (12.8 oz) Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal (about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 box (19.5 oz) Pillsbury® Traditional Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1/2 cup CRISCO® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Eggland's Best eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar (from 3.62-oz jar)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Place cereal in food processor bowl with metal blade (crush cereal in 2 batches if necessary). Cover; process until finely crushed (about 4 cups). Or place cereal in large resealable food-storage plastic bag; crush with rolling pin.
  2. In large bowl, stir butter and corn syrup until well blended. Add crushed cereal; mix thoroughly. Press evenly in pan.
  3. In large bowl, make brownie mix as directed on box, using oil, water and eggs and adding cinnamon. Stir in 2/3 cup of the chocolate chips. Pour brownie batter over cereal mixture. Sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup chocolate chips evenly over batter.
  4. Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar evenly over brownies. Bake 14 to 18 minutes longer or until brownies are set when lightly touched in center. Cool 10 minutes; loosen edges but do not cut. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For brownies, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
  5. *Three tablespoons sugar mixed with 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon can be substituted for the cinnamon sugar.
This is my daughter's recipe in the Pillsbury bake-off. She had a baby a week ago and has a 2 year old and 5 year old; so you can imagine how busy she is.