Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This crowd pleaser features two layers of creamy chocolate and chewy oatmeal cookie-like layer. Walnut halves (or your favorite holiday candy) make a tasty topper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. stir together oats, the 1/2 cup flour, the brown sugar, and baking soda.
  3. Stir in the 1/2 cup melted butter.
  4. Pat mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Stir together egg, granulated sugar, the 2/3 cup flour, the milk, the 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 ounce melted chocolate, the 1 teaspoon vanilla, and the baking powder until smooth.
  7. Fold in chopped walnuts.
  8. Spread batter over baked layer in pan.
  9. Bake about 25 minutes more or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Set on a wire rack while preparing top layer.
  12. In a medium saucepan heat and stir 1 ounce chocolate and the 2 tablespoons butter until melted.
  13. Stir in the powdered sugar and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  14. Stir in enough hot water (1 to 2 tablespoons) to make a mixture that is almost pourable.
  15. Spread over brownies.
  16. If desired, garnish with walnut halves.
  17. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 32 brownies.
  18. *Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare and bake brownies as directed. Frost and cool. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 1 day.
Most Helpful

The little extra effort was really worth it for the great taste these brownies have! A nice change from regular brownies!

~ValeLovesFlorida~ September 11, 2009

Absolutely brilliant! The three layers were all delicious and went well together: a flapjack type crust, brownie (I used slivered almonds instead of walnuts) and a melt-in-your mouth chocolate topping...what more can you ask for? Thanks!

Ginger Rose August 19, 2009

These are very rich and yummy. I followed the recipe exactly, but did make a few mistakes. I don't think I cooked the bottom layer long enough, because when I poured the middle layer on, parts of it mixed together. Oh well, still tasted great. Thanks Annacia for another great recipe. Made for photo tag.

seesko February 05, 2009