Oh my goodness this is decadent! So very rich. This was super fun to make with the kids but it required some patience and time to and from the kitchen. I would allow for 3 hrs from start to edible.
Special equipment: Stand Mixer Preferably
Bake Sale Trifecta Bars
Makes 16-20 bars
W.W.S.P.- Are you kidding me? Ha
Prep: 40 min active
Recipe from Food Network Magazine September 2016
Active: 40 minutes
Total: 2 hours
For the brownie layer
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract and
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the cookie layer
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
For the cereal-treat layer
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for your hands
1- 10 ounce bag of mini marshmallows
3 cups crispy rice cereal
1. Preheat the oven to 325°. Line a 9 in. Square, 2-inch-deep baking dish with foil, leaving an overhang; butter the foil. Make the brownie layer: beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a bowl with a mixer on medium speed until creamy, four minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla; mix until combined. Reduce the mixer speed to low; Beat in the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Spread in the prepared pan.
2. Make the cookie layer: Beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a clean bowl with a mixer on medium speed until creamy, four minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Reduce the mixer speed to low; be in the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. Gently spoon and spread the cookie dough on top of the brownie batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely in the pan.
3. Make the cereal-three layer: melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the marshmallows; stir until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the cereal. Let cool slightly. Butter your hands, then press the cereal mixture on top of the cookie layer. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Cut into squares.
Now let’s dish- do not skimp on the butter for your hands, trust me on this one. These take awhile and I’ll tell you this, I wouldn’t make these to just give away willy nilly. I’d save them for the special. Lots of fun to make with the little ones if they can wait that long for the promise of sweets.