If you’ve been to theme parks or some finest restaurants, you know what a brownie brittle recipe is. The crispy, slightly burnt brownie hits different; making the perfect crisp, crumble in the mouth. You can easily pick one up from the store, but how about making a whole batch of these?
Brownie Brittle Recipe: The Humble Beginnings
The most famous brownie brittle was introduced by Sheila G. Mains, who also goes by Sheila G. Somewhere around her forties in 1992, at the industrial advertising agency, Sheila G. had to step down from her CFO position. This left her, as any of us, at a crossroad. Her training was finance but baking just always drew her. Sheila G. took her family’s treasured fudge brownie recipe. These rich, thick squares received thumbs up from her friends and colleagues.
Ingredients That Get Into The Bowl for Brownie Brittle Recipe:
￭ Sugar: fine white sugar. This helps it to mix well.
￭ Bittersweet chocolate: specifically, use a bittersweet chocolate bar. This will balance out the sweetness with the chocolate chips and sugar.
￭ Eggs: substitute the eggs with flax eggs, if you do not eat eggs.
￭ Butter: unsalted butter. Melt the butter before adding to the mix. Or you can also use 50% butter and 50% vegetable oil.
￭ Flour: the classic all-purpose four. Avoid using any other flour-like pancake flour.
￭ Cocoa powder: it is advisable to use light cocoa powder rather than dark cocoa powder.
￭ Baking powder: mix the baking powder in with the flour. This will even out its spread.
￭ Semi-sweet chocolate chips: add some to the mixture, rest on top before baking.
A Complete Brownie Brittle Recipe
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Method for Preparation of Brownie Brittle Recipe
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and bittersweet chocolate. Microwave the ingredients for 2 minutes or till the chocolate melts. Set the chocolate aside to cool down.
- In another bowl, beat the eggs, butter, and vanilla extracts. Whisk the egg mixture into the chocolate.
Pro tip: make sure the chocolate has completely cooled, or else the heat will cook the egg. Make sure all of it is well combined.
- Into the new chocolate mixture, sieve the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt. Using the cut fold method, fold in the dry ingredients. Make sure to mix thoroughly. Drop in some of the chocolate chips, to get the gooey chocolate taste.
Pro tip: before sieving in the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt, mix them in a separate bowl. Then sieve them into the chocolate mix. Add half in first, mix well. Then add the rest. This helps to avoid creating flour lumps.
- Onto a buttered and lined cookie sheet of 11’’ x 17’’, pour the mixture gently on the sheet. And spread it as thin as you want. Top it with the remaining chocolate chips and walnuts. Bake it at 350°F (180°C) on the middle rack for about 45 to 50 minutes or until the top is firm.
Pro tip: between 25 to 30 minutes rotate the pan. This ensures even baking.
- Let the brownie brittle cool down before breaking it into pieces. Enjoy!
Pro tip: It is alright if the brownie brittle looks moist, after cool down it will harden.
Some Other Toppings That Also Go Well:
- Mixed nuts (almonds, pecan, hazelnuts)
- Drizzle of chocolate or salted caramel
- Crushed Oreos, M&Ms
At room temperature, the brownie brittle lasts for about 1 week in an airtight container. You do not have to warm it while enjoying it the next day. They can also be frozen for 3 months in an airtight container. Thaw the frozen brownie brittle before enjoying them.
Make it ________ier:
Maker it kid friendlier:
Ditch the bittersweet chocolate chip for white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chips.
For toppings, add dry raspberries or blackberries. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds can also be added. Swap white sugar with brown. Brownie brittle is a delicious recipe that can be enjoyed for tea or packed into a lunch box along with some healthy fruit. It does not spoil fast and is readily microwaveable which makes it a good option for all ages.