After awhile, kids may start getting a bit tired of this old adage. Here I am to the rescue shedding new light on the old boxed stand by. Give this one a try. Most staples can be found around your house. If you don't have sliced almonds, any nut will do.
3/4 cup margarine, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package fudge brownie mix (13x9-inch pan size)
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips, melted
3/4 cup finely sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream margarine and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla; gradually add flour to creamed mixture, mixing well.
Press dough onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 15-19 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine brownie mix, water, oil and egg until blended.
Spread brownie batter over hot crust. Bake 15-19 minutes longer or until center is set.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot bars. Then spread melted chocolate over bars; sprinkle with almonds. Let stand until set. Cut into bars.