Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tri-Level Brownies ... aka the best brownie you'll ever eat

It's no secret that I LOVE CHOCOLATE.


Ha! This is another one of my moms recipes that I'm stealing to post here. I have such a great mom and I'm so glad she lets me share her recipes whenever I want to! I made one, teeny, tiny addition to her recipe which is to add peanut butter. You'll see where it comes into play below.

PS - does the icing layer of this sound familiar? It should! It's from my mom's Best Ever Chocolate Sheet Cake. If you haven't tried it, you have got to add it to your list.

Tri-Level Brownies
Yield: 9*13 pan of brownies...enough for a large group!

1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
6 Tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 box fudge brownie mix, prepared to package directions (eggs, oil, water)
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1/2 stick margarine
2 heaping Tablespoons cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons milk
1/2 a lb of powdered sugar (about 2 cups)

Preheat oven to 350.

In a bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, melted butter, baking soda and salt. Press into the bottom of a greased 9*13 pan. Bake about 5-7 minutes or until you see it begin to bubble up a little bit.

Mix brownie mix according to package directions and stir in peanut butter. Pour over oat crust and put it back in the oven, baking according to package time (subtracting about 5 minutes). Cook until just done!

Remove from the oven and begin making the icing layer.

Combine margarine, cocoa and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until mixed well and then add the powdered sugar. Stir until well combined.

Pour over brownies. Serve once cooled.

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