Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Chocolate goody bars

When my mother-in-law mentioned a brownie bar that had layers with frosting and rice krispies, I knew I had to try it.  Brownies are a big hit in the household and I wanted to make a dessert for our July Fourth gathering so it must of been kismet! This recipe was shared with her by a friend of the family.  They had tasted it at another gathering and she said that the pan quickly emptied.  These are amazing! They are soft and crunchy at the same time... I know, How weird is that!!!!  I thought that they were rather rich but solved that problem by adding a nice cold glass of milk t go along with it.  Is it any wonder my jeans are tighter this morning????
Chocolate Goody Bars
 recipe from the Trinity Lutheran Women
1  19.8-oz package fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup cooking oil
2  eggs
1/4 cup water
1  16-oz can vanilla frosting
3/4 cup chopped peanuts
3  cups crisp rice cereal
1  cup creamy peanut butter
1  12-oz package semisweet chocolate pieces

Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside( I did 2 8-inch pans instead).
In a large bowl, stir together the brownie mix, cooking oil, eggs and water until well mixed.  Spread mixture into prepared pan.
Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool completely on wire rack.

Frost with frosting.  Sprinkle with peanuts.  Cover; chill in the refrigerator.

Meanwhile, place rice cereal in a medium bowl.  In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter and chocolate pieces.  Heat and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted.  Pour over cereal.  Stir to coat evenly.  Spread over frosting.  Cover; chill in refrigerator until chocolate layer is set.  Refrigerate covered left-over bars.
Recipe makes 36 pieces.
How exciting! Lisa from Sweet as Sugar Cookies asked me to link up to her Sweets for Saturday.  There are lots of awesome looking goodies there... go check it out!


  1. This is one of my family's favorite treats. Yours look so so good. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your bars up.

  2. Ooooh, those sound yummy!! Thanks for sharing on