We have a great love for maple flavoring and maple frosting! If we were to pick out a favorite donut at the bakery…. it would be a maple frosted long john. This yummy brownie has an amazing maple layer with nuts and a moist brownie bottom. It’s a quick and easy dessert because the brownie bottom is a boxed brownie mix. Brace yourself, these are sooooo good!
18.4 ounces Betty Crocker brownie mix (I used Original Supreme Brownie Mix)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 teaspoons maple flavoring
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup lightly salted dry roasted peanuts
1 cup chocolate chips, milk or semi sweet
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom only of a 9 x 9 baking dish. I used a glass baking dish. Make the brownies as directed on the box - stirring the brownie mix, pouch of chocolate syrup that comes in the brownie mix box, water, oil, and egg. Mix until well blended with a wooden spoon then spread into prepared pan. Cook for 34 to 37 minutes. If your pan is 8 x 8 then cook for 42 to 45 minutes. Cool completely.
For the maple peanut layer mix the corn syrup, butter, water, and maple flavoring until well blended. Then beat in the powdered sugar. The filling will be thick. Spread evenly over the cooled brownie layer. Sprinkle with peanuts and pat down gently with your hand or back of a spoon.
In a small microwavable bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and oil for about 1 to 1 1 /2 minutes, stirring once until melted. Spread evenly over the peanuts. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until the chocolate is set.