These cake-like brownies have a rich crunchy oat crust and a smooth homemade chocolate frosting. A packaged brownie mix makes the recipe easy to prepare. You can make it even easier by using canned frosting.
We have lots of great cooks in our clan, so adding to our collection of family recipes is a tradition. I came up with these moist nut-covered brownies while doing my Christmas baking. Now everyone requests them.
"I'm a true chocolate lover," admits Karen Wisner of Grafton, North Dakota. "To dress up brownies from a boxed mix, I added chips, nuts and mini peanut butter cups before baking, then drizzled them with both a chocolate and a peanut butter icing. They instantly became a family favorite."
When I first saw this recipe in a local newspaper years ago, I couldn't wait to try it for our guests that very night. I knew it was a winner from the first bite. These rich fudgy brownies have been making friends merry ever since!
Almond extract enhances these chocolaty treats without adding calories. “These lightened brownies are fudgy and delicious–no one will realize they’re lower in fat,” says Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California.
These little cakes are deceiving because despite how thin they are, they are still very rich and filling. Instead of crescent moons, you can also cut them into circles to celebrate the Harvest Moon.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen