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Tri-Level Brownies

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This crowd-pleaser features two layers of creamy chocolate and a chewy oatmeal cookielike layer. Walnut halves (or your favorite holiday candy) make a tasty topper.


Serves: 32 brownies.

For the Bottom Layer

  • 125 all-purpose flour
  • 250 quick-cooking oats (quick-cooking)
  • 125 brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 125 melted butter

For the Middle Layer

  • 1 egg
  • 188 granulated sugar
  • 165 all-purpose flour
  • 63 milk
  • 63 melted butter
  • 28 melted unsweetened chocolate (cooled)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 125 chopped walnuts

For the Top Layer

  • 28 unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 375 sifted confectioners' sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • walnut (halves)


Tri-Level Brownies is a community recipe submitted by redheadev and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • For bottom layer, stir together oats, the 1/2 cup flour, the brown sugar, and baking soda. Stir in the 1/2 cup melted butter. Pat mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, for middle layer, stir together egg, granulated sugar, the 2/3 cup flour, the milk, the 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 ounce melted chocolate, the 1 teaspoon vanilla, and the baking powder until smooth. Fold in chopped walnuts. Spread batter over baked layer in pan. Bake about 25 minutes more or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Set on a wire rack while preparing top layer.
  • For top layer, in a medium saucepan heat and stir 1 ounce chocolate and the 2 tablespoons butter until melted. Stir in the powdered sugar and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in enough hot water (1 to 2 tablespoons) to make a mixture that is almost pourable. Spread over brownies. If desired, garnish with walnut halves.
  • Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into bars.
  • Additional Information

    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

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