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Triple Layer Brownies

These brownies are a family favorite, and one of the best recipes from The Pampered Chef's Delightful Desserts Cookbook.  I have made them so many times, as a special request from my children or to satisfy my own sweet tooth, and tonight when I did a search on my blog for the recipe, was surprised that I haven't put it here before, until now.  It has been posted on my Instagram, but that's not very helpful when I do a search for one of my recipes!  So, here's how to whip up this incredible, crowd-pleasing, diet-busting creation of melt-in-your mouth chocolate, peanut butter, oatmeal, brownie heaven.

Layer 1:
  • 1/2 cups salted dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 cup quick rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
Mix together, spread onto bottom of 9"x13" baking pan, then bake at 350° F for 8 to 10 minutes, and it resembles a slightly undercooked cookie.  Remove from oven, then gently add the second layer.  Here are the before and after pictures of the crust, or bottom layer.
Layer 2:
  • Brownie mix for 9"x13" pan, follow directions.  (You'll need 2 eggs, 2/3 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup water.)
Carefully pour onto layer 1, then bake for 30 minutes.  Cool completely.

Layer 3:
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
Combine the two ingredients, then microwave one minute on high.  Stir until smooth, then spread over baked brownie layer.  


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