Chocolate Chip Brownie Bars

Total Time:
6 hr
20 min
5 hr
40 min

24 bars

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • One 6.5-ounce box brownie mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil with a 2-inch overhang. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar at medium-high speed with a mixer until fluffy. Add 2 eggs, beating until well blended. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until the mixture forms a soft dough. Stir in the chocolate morsels.

  • In another large bowl, combine the brownie mix, oil, 1/4 cup water and remaining 2 eggs, beating until well blended.

  • Spread the the cookie dough in prepared pan. Pour the brownie mixture over the dough. Using a knife, swirl the mixtures together. Bake until the edges start to pull away from sides of the pan, 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Cut into bars.

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I thought they were a little dry, but that was probably my fault. I left them in the oven about 5 minutes longer because I was afraid they might not be done (don't do that). I also used a family size brownie mix. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly and served them at our SuperBowl party. Everyone loved them! I will definitely make them again. I love Paula Deen's recipes and always search hers first. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG ! THE BEST ! Everyone will love them! Make them today! I did add nuts to the chocolate brownie batter and i used a family size box of fudge brownies. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best brownie I have ever tasted. I've made them several times for different events and always get asked for the recipe. Add nuts to the brownie mix and it takes it up a level. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good next time I will add a layer of nuts. I saw this on the paula deen show I made them that way which also used a fourth of a cup of water in the brownie mix. Turned out great!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these as is and were great, but then in a pinch one day did a short cut-Brought premade chocolate chip dough from dairy case and a brownie mix. put peanut butter cups on top of the cookie dough and then poured the brownie mix on. Excellant!!!!! Other items I have added are peanut butter chips , cut up snicker bars, andes thin mints, hershey bars, coconut/ pecans and mini chips. Always a big hit !!! Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Truely decadent! Paula put the chocolate chips in between the layers, which I did. It made for easier spreading of the cookie dough in the pan. After reading the reviews, I decided not to search for a 6.5 oz. brownie mix, which I do think is a typo. I used a 19.5 oz. mix and followed what was on the box for oil, water and egg. The brownies came out delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my family, and also neighbors, friends, they all loved it, its makes a lot, you can add coconut, or toffee etc.. its a keeper item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a tasty cookie bar recipe, but make sure you cut them into bite sized squares because it is definately rich! Also, I couldn't find the 6.5 oz brownies either; I used a 19.5 oz box & they turned out just fine! The only difference in measurements was the recipe states to use 1/3 c oil & the brownie box states using 1/2 c oil. The recipe still turned out delicious w/o the hassle of trying to find a 6.5 oz brownie mix! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these brownie bars they were awesome just a little sweet lol but thats what I love so I would make these all the time for every event that we had. I made them for the upcoming Memorial day weekend and they are already gone from the family members already here. So I am going to make some more. Thanks Paula Deen :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first of Paula's recipes that I didn't love. They are tasty but definitely not great. Also for the life of me I could not find a 6.5 oz brownie mix even after looking at three stores. For the effort and calories I will stick to another recipe next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Holy wow these are sweet goodness! I'm gonna have to make these brownie BITES not BARS, it's almost too much to handle. Here's what I did. I made the cookie part per the recipe, but I didn't want to use a box brownie mix. So I found "Everyday Brownies" on this website and made that. But I also added a thin layer of caramel sauce (search "Easy Caramel Sauce"; used 1/2 recipe between the cookie and brownie layers. What a sinful treat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched Paula and Michael make this toghter and it was great to see them do that. This was a great brownie and chocolate chip cookie rolled into one and my family loved it. I will be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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