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Christmas Magic Layer Brownie Bars

Ingredients

Brownie Layer:

  • cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg + 1 yolk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Toppings Layer:

  • ¾ cup nuts optional, divided
  • ¼ cup mini holiday M&Ms divided
  • ¾ cup regular Holiday M&Ms divided
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips divided
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • ¾ of a can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup holiday sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place butter and chocolate chips in a large, microwaveable mixing bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir, and continue microwaving and stirring in 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted.
  • Beat in sugar, then vanilla and eggs, until well combined.
  • Stir in flour until just combined.
  • Pour into a well greased or foil lined 11x7 inch or 13x9 inch baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes (if using the larger pan, adjust cooking time down by a few minutes).
  • Remove from the oven (brownies will jiggle a little but be done on top) and sprinkle on nuts (optional), half of the chocolate chips and M&Ms, then shredded coconut. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top. Spread gently to make sure it is evenly distributed. Sprinkle on remaining chocolate chips, M&Ms, nuts and finally the sprinkles. **NOTE - if you use an 13x9” pan like I did, you may need about 1/4 cup more of each of the chips, M&Ms and coconut. I also only used about ¾ of the can of sweetened condensed milk. For a 13x9” pan of brownie bars, use the full can.
  • Bake for an additional 25 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the middle is set and just starting to brown.
  • Cool completely before cutting into squares with a sharp knife.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container for up to one week.