Just one more delicious and easy chocolate dessert. It is just a quick shortbread biscuit base topped with a boxed brownie mix. So good!

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  • Course Cookies, Dessert
  • Cuisine American, Scottish
  • Keyword Baked, Delicious, Sweet
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8 people 15 minutes 50 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
20minutes 1 hr 25 min
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8 people 15 minutes 50 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
20minutes 1 hr 25 min
Tips
The short bread dough stays crumbly and does not appear to come together like a pie dough, it will seem rather dry, but the dough will come together when pressed into a cake pan.
Ingredients
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 tspn fine sea salt
  • 1 boxed fudge brownie mix
  • Optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Servings: people
Units:
Instructions
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
Layer #1
  1. Pre heat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9 x 13 cake pan with parchment paper so that there is an overhang on the two long sides.
  3. Combine flour, sugar and salt in a deep mixing bowl and either whisk ingredients to combine, or if using a stand mixer, mix on low speed with the paddle attachment until combined.
  4. Cut up 3 sticks of cold butter into 1/2" slices and add to flour mixture.
  5. Mix flour and butter with a paddle attachment until the dough resembles corn meal (or you can combine flour and butter in a food processor, pulsing until the flour and butter are combined).
  6. Press dough into prepared pan.
  7. Prick the dough all over with a fork and bake until golden, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Remove shortbread from oven and set aside to cool to room temperature, about 15-20 minutes.
Layer#2
  1. Increase heat in oven to 375°
  2. Prepare brownie mixture according to package directions and add chopped walnuts.
  3. Pour batter over cooled short bread and spread to completely cover the shortbread layer.
  4. Bake in pre heated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the brownie layer comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to come to room temperature.
Serving
  1. Place the room temperature baking pan in the fridge and cool for 20 - 30 minutes.
  2. Slice the brownie/shortbread into bars and then into squares.

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