Brownie and Blondie Layer Bars
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Brownie and Blondie Layer Bars
- Prep Time: 20 m
- Cook Time: 23 m
- Total Time: 43 m
- Servings: 15to 20 bars
- 16 ounces of your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough store-bought or homemade
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Pre-heat the air fryer to 350ºF.
- Line a 7-inch baking pan with a circle of parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray the inside of the pan (and the parchment or foil) with oil or butter.
- Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the cake pan in an even layer. Transfer the cake pan to the air fryer basket. You can use an aluminum foil sling to help with the transfer by taking a long piece of aluminum foil, folding it in half lengthwise twice until it looks like it is roughly 26-inches by 3-inches. Place this under the cake pan and hold the ends of the foil to move the cake pan in and out of the air fryer basket. Tuck the ends of the foil beside the cake pan while it cooks in the air fryer.
- Air-fry the cookie dough, uncovered, at 350ºF for 8 minutes.
While the bottom layer is air-frying, prepare the brownie batter. Combine the egg, oil and sugar in a bowl. In a second bowl, combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined – do not over mix.
- Pour the brownie batter over the cookie layer in the cake pan. Air-fry the bars, uncovered, at 350ºF for 15 minutes. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and allow it to cool in pan for 10 minutes.
- Cut into 20 small squares or 15 larger rectangle bars. (You will have some rounded edges on some of the squares or bars, but trust me, once people taste the bars, they won’t complain!)
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What size air fryer are you using?
Hi Debbie. I used the 5.3 qt air fryer, but you can make this in any size air fryer as long as you have a pan that fits into the air fryer – usually a 6 to 7-inch pan.
I do not have an air fryer. Can this be adjusted for a regular oven or even the Nuwave oven?
Hi Dana. When baking in a regular oven, you don’t have to bake the chocolate chip layer first. Just pour the brownie batter over the raw dough in the pan and bake in at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes.
If using a regular oven, what temperatures and time?
Hi Jan. If you’re using a regular oven, you don’t have to bake the chocolate chip layer first. Just pour the brownie batter over the raw dough in the pan and bake in at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes.
I don’t have an air fryer. How would I cook these delicious sounding brownies in a regular oven? Thank you for sharing, Meredith! I’m a big fan of yours and sure do miss seeing you on QVC! They lost a jewel when they lost you!
Thank you Paulette! You can bake the brownie blondie layer bars in the oven. You don’t have to bake the chocolate chip layer first, just pour the brownie batter over the raw dough in the pan and bake in at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes.
Hi Meredith, I made these both ways and they are sooooo delicious. I do have a question though. In the ingredients it says 1 egg but in the directions it says eggs. My brownie was a little dry is there anything I can do to fix it? Thank you!
Hi Eileen, we have adjusted the recipe to read one egg. Thanks for bringing the typo to our attention. The recipe does only call for 1 egg. To keep the brownie moist, make sure you don’t overmix the batter and reduce the cooking time by 1 to 3 minutes.
Could you give us a recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough? Thanks!
This recipe can be made with store-bought or homemade cookie dough. Here is Meredith’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. https://bluejeanchef.com/recipes/chocolate-chip-cookies/
Excellent comments Meredith.