By: Jennifer Murray

10 Easy Steps for Making Gooey Layered Brownie Bars


I’ve promised to post some of my favorite recipes from my Baking with Betty experience, and I’ve kept you waiting long enough! These Gooey Layered Brownie Bars are delightfully delicious!  It’s a tough call, but I think they were my top favorite dessert that I sampled from our baking extravaganza. I’m disappointed in myself for not making them in my own kitchen yet, so hopefully this post will inspire me to bake up a batch this week right along with you!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Box of Betty Crocker® Original Supreme Premium Brownie Mix (water, vegetable oil, and egg as called for on box)
  • 1 c of Betty Crocker® Rich and Creamy Vanilla Frosting (or whip up your own homemade recipe)
  • 1/2 c of Coarsely Chopped  Peanuts
  • 2 c Crisp Rice Cereal
  • 2/3 c Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/3 c (8 oz) Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Here’s 10 Easy Steps to Follow to Make These Deliciously Gooey Treats:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease bottom of 9 in square pan with cooking spray or shortening. (Or line pan with foil for easier cutting and grease bottom only of foil.)
  3. Make brownies as directed on box mix.
  4. Cool completely.
  5. Frost brownies with icing. Sprinkle with peanuts and refrigerate.
  6. Measure cereal into medium sized bowl, set aside.
  7. In 1 quart saucepan, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly.
  8. Pour over cereal in bowl, stirring until evenly coated. Spread over frosted brownies.
  9. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set before cutting into bars.

And Finally…

10. Devour!

The layers truly make this bar – the sweet/salty combination, along with the crunchy texture… sooooooo goooooood!  Come back and tell me how much you love them!


This post is linked at Oh Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday, Bless with Grace’s Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Beauty and Bedlam’s Tasty Tuesday and Southern Fairytale’s Mouthwatering Monday.

15 Responses to “10 Easy Steps for Making Gooey Layered Brownie Bars”

  1. Midwest Mommy
    September 27, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    Did they give you any cholesterol free recipes? lol me and my darn cholesterol

    • QuatroMama
      September 28, 2010 at 12:06 am #

      Trust me…it’s so worth a little cholesterol. Moderation, right?

  2. Barbara Manatee
    September 28, 2010 at 6:18 am #

    oh gosh!! I am hosting a dinner party here this weekend and had just found a yummy pumpkin cupcake recipe that I thought I’d try for my friends…but now that I see this…I’m torn!!!

  3. Heather
    September 28, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    Jen, is 9:34am too early to indulge in brownies? I’m suddenly craving them!!! They look delicious!

  4. Brenda
    September 28, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    Wow. . . . my family would love these!

  5. Gina
    September 28, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    Oh my expanding waistline!!!! YUMMO!!!!!!

  6. Melinda
    September 28, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    Layers of yummy goodness is right!

  7. Janet
    September 28, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    Just printed this to make this weekend for an outing with my girls. Thanks!

  8. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
    September 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    Great tips! I love sweet and salty! Thanks!

  9. Kathy @ House of Hills
    September 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Seriously! Are you trying to kill me here? So making these soon. The folks at the office will love me or hate me depending on who’s dieting.
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Samantha @ Mama Notes
    September 29, 2010 at 12:39 am #

    oh my goodness, they look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Tasha
    September 29, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    I just keep running into you at blog linkies! 🙂 Now these are some brownies that I can get behind!

  12. Carolyn Baker
    September 29, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    “Is this the ‘LITTLE GIRL I CARRIED’……and could cook so good at only thirteen!!!

  13. Samantha
    September 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Hey! I just saw your recipe on and I can’t wait to try this out!!! It looks delicious!


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