WARNING! These are epically moreish!
I was looking for a way to make a chocolate brownie that little bit more exciting, when I came across a recipe for Rolo brownies. However, once I got to the chocolate aisle in the supermarket, suddenly I was faced with so many more options that I hadn’t even considered. Why stop at Rolos when you’ve got Crunchie bites, peanut butter cups and Snickers Bites…?! Cue brownie experimentation! I fiddled with the Rolo brownie recipe I had found, but it definitely wasn’t right, so I went back to my failsafe brownie recipe which I probably should have just started with, made some small changes and, of course, they came out perfectly first time! When will I learn…?! I have a few basic recipes that are gorgeous when tweaked and embellished, and this is definitely one of them. So easy and incredibly simple, these are utterly sumptuous warm, and equally delicious cool. And if you’ve made my brownies before, the recipe should be fairly familiar!
100g baking spread/butter
150g caster sugar
50g dark muscavado sugar
100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa
½ tsp baking powder
2 bags of Snickers Bites (119g each)
- Pre heat your oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas Mark 6.
- Line an 8 inch square brownie pan with baking paper or silicone sheets and put to one side.
- Pop your baking spread or butter, both sugars, chocolate and golden syrup into a saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until it’s all melted together. Take off the heat and put to one side to cool.
- In another bowl, beat together the eggs and flavouring with a hand or stand mixer.
- Weigh out your dry ingredients – flour, cocoa and baking powder and mix in a bowl or scale pan. This gives your chocolate mixture a bit longer to cool.
- Pour your chocolate mixture into the eggs and beat.
- Add your dry ingredients and fold into the mixture.
- Pour half your brownie mixture into the brownie pan, then add your Snickers Bites. Nestle them together so they make a nice, tight layer on top of the mixture.
- Tip the other half of the mixture on top so none of the Bites are showing and bake for 20-25 minutes.
- I tend to give this a few minutes longer than a regular brownie as I prefer the middle less squidgy. The Snickers Bites give all the texture you need! So it definitely shouldn’t wobble at all when removed from the oven!
- Let it cool in the tin for a good 10-15 minutes, until it’s robust enough to lift out! Then cut into nine big pieces and enjoy!