Everybody has those "Oh s**t" moments where they completely forget that they have brownies in the oven once they realize the brownies are no longer the ooey-gooey chocolate piece of heaven they hoped they’d be. Instead, you’re left with a hard, brownie-brick.

I’ve experienced this one too many times, and instead of throwing away the disaster I created in the oven, I came up with this super simple brownie crust magic bar that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Sweet 'n Salty Magic Bars with a Brownie Crust

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:25 mins
  • Total Time:35 mins
  • Servings:24
  • Easy


  • 1 pan overcooked brownies
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup pretzels
  • 1/3 cup M&M's
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F (325°F for glass baking dish).

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  • Step 2

    Combine the overcooked brownie and the melted butter in a food processor to create a fine crumb.

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  • Step 3

    Once this is completed, press the brownie mixture into the bottom of a baking dish.

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  • Step 4

    Pour the entire 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk over top, making sure it is covering as much of the brownie mixture as possible.

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  • Step 5

    Next, take the remainder of the ingredients and layer them on top of the sweetened condensed milk.

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  • Step 6

    Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Once they are cooled, cut it into pieces and enjoy!

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