Tri-Level Brownies


by: MidnightBaker

I have been making these for years and everyone loves them. More great recipes are on my blog, The Midnight Baker,


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serves: 9

1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

6 tablespoons melted butter

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup melted butter

1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted then cooled

1 egg

1/2 tsp + 1/8 baking powder

2/3 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 ounce unsweetened chocolate

2 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbs hot water

9 Reserved walnut halves

Nutrition Facts
Tri-Level Brownies

Servings Per Recipe: 9

Amount per Serving

Calories: 526

  • Total Fat: 25.9 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 12.9 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 61.1 mg
  • Sodium: 323.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 71.6 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  •     Sugars: 48.7 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g

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1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 x 9 inch baking pan.

2.  Mix the first 6 ingredients for the crust. Press into pan evenly and bake for 10 minute. Meanwhile, prepare brownie filling.

3.  For the brownie layer, beat together the 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 oz. melted chocolate and the egg. Mix well. Stir the flour, baking powder and salt together; stir into sugar/chocolate mixture along with the milk and vanilla. Combine well. Fold in the nuts.

4.  Spread the batter evenly over the crust. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely on rack.

5.  Prepare frosting by melting 2 tbs. butter and 1 oz. chocolate in a saucepan over a low heat; stir well. Add the confectioner's sugar (I sifted mine), the vanilla and the hot water. Stir until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies and let frosting set.

6.  Cut into 9 bars. Decorate the center of the bar with a walnut half.

Cooks' note:
If you like a less vanilla flavor in the icing, you may cut the vanilla extract in half.

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Christina P


wow amazing cant wait to make these

Kathy M


I love brownies!!!

Amanda L