Indulge in rich layers of chocolate, ice cream and granola with brownie bars from Pillsbury, guaranteed to lift any bad mood in just one bite.


  • 1 box Pillsbury Fudge Brownie Mix (water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box)
  • 1.5 quarts chocolate chip ice cream, softened
  • 6 Nature Valley oats ‘n dark chocolate crunchy granola bars (3 pouches from 8.94-oz box), coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate-flavor syrup


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake brownies as directed on box in 13×9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, remove ice cream from freezer; place in refrigerator to soften, about 1 hour.
  3. Spread softened ice cream over cooled brownies.
  4. Sprinkle evenly with chopped granola bars; press lightly into ice cream.
  5. Freeze 1.5 hours or until firm. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 3 rows. Drizzle each serving with chocolate syrup. Store in freezer.

Pro Tip: Use any kind of ice cream you like – try mint chocolate chip, cookies ‘n cream or vanilla. Use full-fat ice cream for best results. 

Pairing Suggestion: a2 Milk

(image & recipe via Pillsbury)