These Symphony Brownies are easy-peesie-lemon-squeezey, and are delicious to boot!
I first tried Symphony Bar Brownies this summer, the morning of my wedding. I know, I know, the last thing a bride needs to do is eat brownies and then try to squeeze into her dress with a full tummy..... but I just couldn't resist these little buggers.
My Aunt RuthE, who I have always thought of as the queen of baked goods, made these available on my wedding day. She kindly sat me down, and insisted I relax, take a breather, and eat something so I didn't fall over during the ceremony. She ordered up a plate of food and let me reflect as she painted my nails. What a great lady:)
About a week ago, my sister Jenna reminded me how awesome these brownies were. I immediately emailed my Aunt for the recipe and she was kind enough to promptly reply back with it. It is a Paula Dean original that has changed a bit throughout the years, but she still bakes them according to the original recipe (not the new version with walnuts).
Thanks Aunt RuthE
Paula Dean Recipe - Passed to me from Aunt RuthE
1 - Box of Brownie Mix (plain kind)
3 - HUGE Symphony Bars with Almonds and Toffee Chips (6 oz each)
Eggs, oil, and water called for on the back of the Brownie Box
-Mix up the brownies according to the directions on the back of the box.
-Line a 9x13 pan with the tin foil and spray it with the Pam.
-Spoon half of the brownie batter into the foil lined 9x13 pan. Smooth it out so it is evenly distributed covering the bottom.
-Unwrap the candy bars and lay them side by side in the pan over the batter.
-Cover the Symphony Bars with the remaining batter and spread it as evenly as possible.
-Bake according to brownie box directions.
-Let the brownies cool completely before removing the brownies from the pan by lifting the edges of the tin foil.
-Sprinkle with a touch of powdered sugar for looks:)
-Cut and then serve or store in an airtight container.
*Using foil makes cutting the brownies easier because they are out of the pan when cutting.
*I only had 2 Symphony Bars instead of 3 and it worked fine to break them up and put spacing between the pieces. I felt they tasted just as good, but I recommend using 3 because 2 made it harder to spread the batter on the top layer because the pieces wanted to move around.