possibly death by chocolate

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.

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  1. says

    This is absolutely SINFUL. Shame on you for promoting such stumbling blocks! How can you even think about tempting the weaker brother in this way?

    Have you not heard the Bible verse:

    “If you look upon a brownie to lust it is the same as eating the brownie.”

    I believe that it is in Ephesians 2 right next to the verse about making sure tempting food is modestly attired.

    Think of the weaker brother and please cover your brownies and do not cause one of us who are made to desire the very sight of a brownie to stumble.

    After all, we are told that women are tempted through their “eye-gate”:

    Genesis 3:6

    “When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes….” 😉

  2. says

    This recipe is in one of her cookbooks I have. I’ve been making it for a while now! Everyone loves it. I take it places all the time. It’s perfect right out of the oven, and even more perfect the next day as a fork sits in my pan, beckoning me to take just one more bite as I walk past after arguing with my 8 year old to leave his brother alone and get his stuff done…gotta love Paula Deen.

  3. says


    It was a scream watching her prepare this dish, along with other items for a tail gate party! She cuts the brownie into HUGE pieces and topped it with all those goodies and then suggested that if we were on diets, to leave off the topping! As if!!!!

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