Layered Brownie Dessert
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
I've attempted this recipe two times and each time the brownie layer is just basically a lump of coal. I wish I knew what could make this better, but I'm at a loss.
Easy to make, hard to eat: The brownie tasted great but it turned out like a rock. I followed recipe exactly and baked the brownie for the minimum time. It wasn't done then, so I increased the time (less than five minutes). Then the brownie was overdone. It was edible, not really a rock, but very difficult to work with. I had to use a carving knife to slice through it. The brownie was also very thin. It was even hard to spread in the baking pan because the batter was so thick and dense. The contributor/editor ought to check to ensure the recipe is correct. People enjoyed the dessert, didn't complain about the brownie, and no one asked for the recipe. The pudding didn't set up well, so the dessert was hard to serve once the brownie was cut. I found the topping a little bland and overly sweet.
Made this according to the recipe and took to a gathering of friends. I got requests for the recipe. the only thing I will experiment with next time I make it is the brownie layer.... it was a little too chewy for our taste... and I found it difficult to cut through the desert into the squares. I will perhaps try baking it a little less time to see if that helps. But the layers of cream cheese and pudding was a tasty addition for a nice layered desert for the chocolate lover!!
Very good dessert, although kind of messy. The brownie batter ended up very thick and paste-like, and made for a very tough brownie. If I made this again, I would use a different brownie recipe.
This dessert has been brought to our church potluck several times, and it is always a big hit.
I got a lot of compliments on this dessert - loved the brownie base - a nice alternative to traditional graham cracker or shortbread crusts that I have made with other layered desserts. I did leave out the nuts, since I knew there were several in the group I was serving that didn't care for them. I have also made this using pistachio pudding. Wonderful recipe!
Very refreshing, easy, and inexpensive layered dessert. Everyone enjoyed it. Nice chewy brownie layer.
I made this dessert over the summer for our family Fourth of July gathering and several of my relatives are still calling and asking me to make it for them again!