These are like an upside down brownie. You partially bake the "tan" part, then pour the "black" brownie over the "tan" brownie. When you continue baking the "black" brownie settles on the bottom, and the "tan" brownie floats to the top. My DH gave these a four, but they didn't taste that good to me, so I gave them a two. That's how I arrived at the median score of 3 stars. Thanks for sharing.