I created this recipe because my sister-in-law really enjoys hazelnuts and is always asking me to bake with them. A plate of these rich, chocolaty bites makes a great gift, too. —Laura Majchrzak, Hunt Valley, Maryland
A friend of mine gave me the recipe for these layered brownies, but I added my own touch--chunky peanut butter. Every time I take it to a group gathering, I get requests for the recipe. It's a real crowd-pleaser!
Shortly after we married, my husband asked if I would bake up a pan of brownies for him to take to work. I said, "SureI have the best recipe." He liked to cook, too, and said hehad the best recipe. To settle the matter, we each baked a batch and let his co-workers decide. My recipe won!
“This recipe is often requested for wedding receptions,” says Erika Busz of Kent, Washington. “For a fancier presentation, cut the bars into triangle shapes and drizzle white chocolate over each one individually.”
The first time I took these to work, I knew I'd better start making copies of the recipethey disappeared fast!
I've been an avid baker since grade school. These days, my husband and I are parents to two teens, 17 and 14.
My family calls these bars "the world's chocolatiest brownies" and is more than happy to gobble up a batch whenever I make them. They're a deliciously merry part of our Christmas cookie collection.
-Jackie Archer, Clinton, Iowa