Thursday, June 28, 2012

Brownie Dream Bars

Yesterday we went on a dreamy family bike ride from our house to Lake Padden. We were flying down the road, dodging the caterpillar brigade along the way. Waving at the neighbors. Pushing hard up trail hills & saying our "hello's" and "excuse me's" and "thank you's" as we passed pedestrians. Weaving back and forth up the steep road.  Quads burning. Sweat dripping. No tears, no whining.  Our kids are at ages where they have more composure, more strength and more stamina- Yay!  Speaking of dreamy, here's one of my favorite ways to dress up the classic brownie.

  • Ghiradelli brownie mix, prepared according to directions
  • 2/3 cup coconut
  • 2/3 butterscotch chips
  • 2/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cups pecans
  • 3/4 + cup sweetened condensed milk

Prepare your favorite boxed brownie mix and bake for just 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cover the top with coconut, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and pecans.  Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top. Cover the surface which may require closer to one cup of sweetened condensed milk. Place back in the oven for the remainder of the time for your favorite boxed brownie mix directions.

Cool, cut then serve!

Yield 24 bars


  1. Consider yourself warned !! These bars are near to deliciously evil.. You can't stop until you are Ik'd and then in about 5 minutes, you are back for more..

  2. I suppose you know who was Ik'd and could not quit since you provided a generous portion for fathers day?


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