Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars

  Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars recipe pictures

As Kara mentioned yesterday, I went to Ravinia with friends recently. #hallandoatesfanclub. Ravinia is like…my favorite place on Earth, even though we almost always end up with less than ideal weather. But really it’s about the food. And as usual, we had quite the spread!

After a lot of thought, I ended up packing these Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars along with the yummy Thai Chicken Salad Shells that posted yesterday.

I was going to stick with a classic and make my favorite red velvet cookies. But I wanted to try something new. I ended up making these bars, which are totally similar to the  beloved cookies but with an added brownie component. Obviously you can’t go wrong there.

They turned out fabulous! These bars transported well and tasted exactly as I had hoped. A chocolatey and gooey brownie with red velvet cookie layered on top and a surprise of nuggat and caramel from the milky way right in the middle.

Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars recipe pictures

Here’s what you’ll need

Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars recipe pictures

Make the brownies according to the directions on the package

 

Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars recipe pictures

Spread in an even layer

Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars recipe pictures

Top with chopped Midnight Milky Ways. Love those things

Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars recipe pictures

Add scoop fulls of the red velvet cookie mix

Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars recipe pictures

Lightly press down to flatten. Pop these bad boys in the oven

Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars recipe pictures

You got brownie, you got red velvet cookie AND you got gooey Milky Way. All is well in the world.

Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars recipe pictures
Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars
Red Velvet Brownie Cookie Bars recipe pictures
Yields 24
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Ingredients
  1. For the Brownie Layer
  2. 1 box brownie mix (we used Double Chocolate Ghiradelli)
  3. 1/3 cup canola oil
  4. ¼ cup water
  5. 1 egg
  6. For the Red Velvet Cookie Layer
  7. 1 box red velvet cake mix
  8. 12 mini Midnight Milky Ways, chopped
  9. 1 stick melted unsalted butter
  10. 1 large egg
  11. 3 tablespoons canola oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to box directions and spread in an even layer in the bottom of your lined baking dish. Arrange Midnight Milky Ways pieces generously over the brownie layer.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together red velvet mix, melted butter, egg and oil until a thick batter
  4. forms.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, scoop balls of batter on top of the brownie/Milky Way layer. Lightly press down with the palm of your hand until flattened.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let cool completely, then cut into squares and serve.
Adapted from Picky Palate
Adapted from Picky Palate
livelovepasta http://livelovepasta.com/

Comments

  1. Carolyn says

    Great recipe! I made it at work for the guys at my station and they loved them. However I think they should’ve been baked for 30-35 instead of 40-45. I couldn’t watch them while they were cooking and the middle kind of burned even though I set the oven time for 40 min. :/
    They still tasted great!

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