Eavesdropper brownies

My husband hates it that I eavesdrop, but it’s a writer thing. You get the best snippets of dialogue by eavesdropping.

Or sometimes you get a great recipe. This one is so easy, and SO-O-O good, and I got it while standing in line at a small-town drugstore a couple of weeks ago. The cashier was telling a customer/friend why another customer/friend (it was a small town, remember) had just checked out with about two dozen of the large size Hershey Symphony bars—you know, the ones that are about 4″ x 9″—which were on sale, buy-one-get-one-free. They were, she said, for brownies, and went on to describe exactly what to do with them


Whip up your favorite brownie mix, then pour half the batter into a 9″ x 13″ pan.

Then work the magic:  Unwrap three (3) of the large almond toffee Symphony bars and place them side-by-side across the pan.

Pour the remainder of the batter over the top, covering the Symphony bars. Bake as usual, and cool for as long as you can bear to let them sit.

Oh. My.



  1. Good grief!If that doesn’t give a person a sugar and caffiene high, nothing will. I can see them…excuse me, I need to find my grocery list. Celia

  2. This tastes awfully good with heath bars as well! YMMMM

  3. O.M.G. I adore the fact that you don’t even break up the bars. Just lay ’em across the batter. Brilliant. Tell your sweetie that we thank you for eavesdropping 🙂

  4. YUM!! I am a brownie fanatic and can’t wait to try these!

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