Sunday, March 21, 2010
Layered Brownie Bars
Taste of Home Baking Classics Copyright 2008
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted
3/4 cup chopped walnuts I left these out
9 whole graham crackers
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine milk and vanilla. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture.
Remove a third of the batter to another bowl; stir in melted chocolate. Fold in walnuts. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Arrange graham crackers over top.
Add chocolate chips to remaining batter. Drop by spoonfuls over graham crackers and spread evenly. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 203 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 252 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
I just felt like making something yesterday. I have a surplus of baking ingredients that I either need to use up or they will end up in the trash.
I only sampled a small bit of these but I thought they were good - just what you would expect based on the ingredients. My older son was not impressed but it may have been the graham cracker layer - he's never been a fan of graham crackers. And, well, he's become accustomed to store-bought treats lately. My little guy begged for one of these this morning but then he just smashed it all over the couch. I think they will go over fine at work.
One really nice thing about these is that they don't take long to bake - mine were done in 20 minutes.