While I was visiting my daughter-in-law last weekend, we happened to catch Paula Dean’s cooking show and am I ever glad that we did. She was preparing for a tailgate party and made this brownie which is wonderful, easy, and perfect for this time of year. The family loved it and I will probably take a batch along to the mom’s retreat.
Take 1 box of brownie mix, any brand as long as it will make a batch that fits into a 9 by 13 pan. Prepare as directed on box. Line a 9 by 13 pan with foil and spray with Pam or butter well. Place half of the brownie mixture into the pan and smooth out. On top of it, and this is where it gets so delicious, place 3 large Symphony candy bars side by side to cover the pan. Place the remaining brownie mixture on top, smoothing to cover. Bake as directed on box, testing to be sure it doesn’t brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Invert brownies on a cutting board, remove foil, and cut into small pieces. When serving, Paula topped hers with whipped cream, pecans, and another Symphony bar, coarsely chopped.