Can we talk for a moment about Pop Tarts? Pop Tarts may be my all time favorite junk food item, one of the things you remember as a special treat when you were a kid. Chocolate, brown sugar, cherry – I’ll pretty much take any Pop Tart that is being handed out. They are one of my road trip favorites. I don’t buy them often, because much like cereal, I tend to take issue with the serving size. I mean if you put two Pop Tarts in a pack, then I should get to enjoy both, right? Or the entire box? So while I don’t have them often, I sure love them when I do have them. I’m taking that love to a whole new level with these Peanut Butter Pop Tart Brownies.
Oh yeah. Have you seen the new Gone Nutty Pop Tarts yet? I bought a box about a month ago and somehow they never made it on the blog. Hmm, no clue how that happened. ;) They might be the best Pop Tarts I’ve ever tried. They almost have a peanut butter brownie taste in my opinion, so putting them into brownies just made sense. I found mine at Target and have also seen them at my Super Walmart.
To make these, I simply used a 13×9″ box brownie recipe, added the Pop Tarts to the bottom of the pan (hello, greatest “crust” ever!), added my brownie batter then drizzled on some melted peanut butter and topped with a sprinkle of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Very simple. And very delicious.
The Pop Tarts almost cover the entire bottom of the pan. If you want them to completely cover the bottom, I’d go with either a 9×9″ recipe or just grab another box, one more Pop Tart should get you there.
These take a bit longer to bake than brownies without Pop Tarts would. I probably had to add on about 50% to my baking time.
Oh me oh my. Good stuff.
Great like this, but even better topped with ice cream.
That is what I’m talking about.
You could probably use any flavor of Pop Tarts with these (well, maybe not like blueberry, but I won’t judge if you do) but any chocolate or peanut butter version would be great.