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Three-Layer Chocolate Brownies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


1-1/2 dozen

I often serve these hearty, cake-like brownies with a fork for easier eating. The oatmeal crust, fudgy filling and chocolate frosting make them a hit wherever I take them.


  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; beat on low speed until blended. Press into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter and chocolate. Remove from the heat; stir in the sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the chocolate mixture until smooth. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Cool on wire rack.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost cooled brownies.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 246 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Clemh
    Mar 29, 2011

    I have had this recipe for over 30 years - mine uses half the chocolate in the filling as well as 3/4 cup of sugar (which is sweet enough.) I also use one egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. It is very good but you have to becareful not to overbake them or they will be very dry. They are delicious with chopped nuts added to the filling as well as walnut halves placed on top once frosted. I would make these again!

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