Frosted Double Decker Brownies Recipe

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I love to take the grandchildren searching for walnuts in the woods around our house. These bars are real people pleasers, especially among men.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 190 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts.
  2. Divide batter in half. Stir chocolate into one portion; spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread remaining batter evenly over top.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to reach spreading consistency. Frost brownies; cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Double-Decker Brownies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p85

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RenaeR User ID: 4266811 25467
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"I made these for a gathering, and they were very well recieved."

RenaeR User ID: 4266811 87298
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"As the recipe's title suggests, these do go over very well with boys and men. When I made them, that is not to say they were not enjoyed by everyone. :) After taking them to a friends house, I was asked for the recipe."

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