Fudge Brownie Bars

Fudge Brownie Bars


First layer

3/4 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg yolk

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour


Second layer

1 package fudge brownie mix (9 x 13-inch pan size)

1 egg

1/3 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil


Frosting

1 (11.5 ounce) package milk chocolate chips, melted

3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan by greasing.

First layer: In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla. Add flour and stir until combined. Press dough evenly into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Second layer: In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, egg, water, and oil. Stir until combined. Spread this mixture over the hot first layer. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Third layer: Melt chocolate chips in a microwave oven. Stir until smooth. Spread chocolate over cooled second layer. Sprinkle with nuts, if desired. Cool, then cut into bars.


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