Kitchen Recipe Journal

Double Brownies

Written by Jodi Taylor

Written by The Farmer’s Wife

I love all things chocolate, especially brownies.  These brownies combine a blonde brown along with a chocolate brownie and are not overly sweet, but the caramel icing will make up for it.

Double Brownies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bottom layer:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Middle Layer:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Caramel Icing:
6 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
4 to 6 Tbsp milk
2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Combine flour and salt.  Stir into creamed mixture.  Stir in nuts.  Spread into a greased 9×13 baking pan.

For the middle layer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs.  Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt.  Stir into creamed mixture.  Add nuts.  Spread over the bottom layer.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely.

For the icing, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in brown sugar and milk; bring to a boil.  Remove from the heat.  Cool just until warm; beat in confectioners’ sugar until the icing achieves spreading consistency.  Spread over brownies.  Let stand until set.  Cut into bars.  Enjoy!

About the author

Jodi Taylor

I'm married to my wonderful and I do mean WONDERFUL husband Mike. He is a farmer which makes me THE FARMER'S WIFE. We have been married for 16 years. Together we have 4 children...our daughters...Jordan 14, Emma 10, Alivia 9, & our son Hayden 5. We love life on the farm and all the ups and downs that go with it and wouldn't want to raise our kids anywhere else. I have a love for cooking and crafting and a passion for photography.

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