Stir up the Brown Sugar Cookie Mix used in the bars a few weeks ahead of time for an even faster dessert recipe. Topped with miniature milk chocolate pieces, these brownie bars are sure to become a favorite.
For Brown Sugar Cookie Mix, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a very large mixing bowl.
Cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Store tightly covered at room temperature up to 3 weeks. To measure, lightly spoon the mix into a measuring cup and level with a spatula. Makes about 8-1/2 cups.
For Brown Sugar Bars, grease an 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat together eggs and milk; stir in 2-1/2 cups of the cookie mix until combined. Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan.
Bake in 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes. Sprinkle miniature candy-coated semisweet or milk chocolate pieces evenly over top of partially baked bars. Bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until golden brown and firm around edges. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 24 bars.