Trilevel Brownies

Total Time
50mins
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.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. FOR BOTTOM LAYER:.
  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.
  5. FOR MIDDLE LAYER:.
  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.
  11. FOR 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.