Three-Layer Chocolate Brownies

READY IN: 1hr 2mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

This recipe was found in the 2008 Taste of Home cookbook, Baking Classics. Preparation time does not include the time needed for the brownies to cool before frosting them.

Top Review by AZPARZYCH

These brownies are so good!! I like the crunch of the crust and the fact that they are not overly sweet. Of course DH wanted them sweeter/more chocolatey; so next time I may mix in some chocolate chips to the middle layer. Made for 123 Hits.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. FOR THE CRUST ~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt & butter, beating on low speed until blended.
  3. Press into the prepared baking pan & bake for 10 minutes.
  4. FOR THE FILLING ~ Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the butter & chocolate over low heat, stirring until smooth.
  5. Remove from heat & stir in the sugar, eggs, milk & vanilla.
  6. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda & salt. Gradually stir this flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until smooth, then pour it over the baked crust.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. FOR THE FROSTING ~ When brownies have cooled, in a bowl, combine all 5 frosting ingredients, beating until smooth.
  9. Frost the brownies, then let set for 20 to 30 minutes, before cutting into bars.

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