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Gooey Butter Brownie Bars


Brownie Base

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Gooey Butter Topping

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Brownie Base: n large microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate and butter. Microwave (HIGH) for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted.
  2. Stir in sugar.
  3. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until well blended.
  4. Stir in flour.
  5. Spread into 8-inch square pan that has been lined with foil and coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare Gooey Butter Topping.
  7. Gooey Butter Topping: In large mixer bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  8. Beat in egg.
  9. Gradually beat in milk, corn syrup, and vanilla extract.
  10. At low speed, beat in flour and salt until well combined.
  11. Pour over partially-baked brownie base.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees F for 17 to 20 minutes, or until light golden brown and center of topping is set.
  13. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  14. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar over top.
  15. Lift out of pan onto cutting board. Cut into squares or bars.

Makes 24 brownies.

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