Brownie Brittle Chocolates

Crunchy and chewy brownie brittle crumbs covered in decadent chocolate. Sound good to you? If so, read on

I came up with this recipe because I was inspired by some chocolate that a good friend gave to me as part of my Christmas gift. The flavor was dark chocolate brownies and it was good but not what I was expecting. I decided to make a version of what I expected to taste!

The initial step in the recipe is making the brownie brittle. I came up with that part knowing that fewer eggs and more butter makes a crispy brownie, knowledge I came by after butchering a batch of brownies this summer. The first batch of brittle I made I used oil, no eggs, and not enough flour and boy, it did not work. It was oily, crisp, and just no bueno. I attempted again using butter, one egg, and more flour and it was a success! The recipe takes some time and several steps but it is worth it!

Since it is mid January, we have to start thinking about Valentine’s Day! These chocolates are a unique and homemade Valentines Day gift for a loved one who LOVES chocolate.

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I decided to make some with white chocolate because I was hoping it would taste like the Hershey’s Cookies and Cream bars. Those chocolate bars were always a guilty pleasure of mine when I was a kid. When I would be allowed to pick out a piece of candy I would often buy a Hershey’s Cookies and Cream bar, or a Tootsie Roll Log. Why did I like these off beat candies so much? I don’t know, but it may have stemmed from being the youngest child and knowing my siblings wouldn’t want any of them and hence, wouldn’t steal any.

By the way, making these with white chocolate DOES taste a lot like the Hershey’s Cookies and Cream bars!

Either way, here is the recipe for these Brownie Brittle Chocolates, the Brownie Brittle itself is crunchy and chocolatey, and it can be made on its own.

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Brownie Brittle Chocolates
A unique, homemade Valentines gift!
Ingredients
  • 3/4 C brownie brittle crumbs (recipe follows)
  • 8 ounces semisweet or white chocolate
Instructions
1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over low heat or use the microwave method of microwaving in 30-second intervals until melted. 2. Prepare ice cube tray or other mold with a light coat of cooking spray. If making bark, prepare a piece of wax paper. 3. Stir brownie brittle crumbs into melted chocolate and pour into mold. Or if making bark, pour onto wax paper and spread out to desired thickness. 4. Let cool at room temperature, fridge, or freezer until hardened. I cooled mine at room temperature but stuck them in the freezer for a few minutes to make them release easier.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 9 large chocolates (from an ice cube tray)
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Brownie Brittle Crumbs
Crunchy homemade brownie brittle, perfect for making Brownie Brittle Chocolates, a great topping for ice cream, or ice cream!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 C salted butter, melted
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/3 C cocoa powder
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T water
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. Beat all ingredients with an electric mixer in a medium bowl, adding egg and water last. 3. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Pour batter into pan and spread with a spatula, leaving about a half inch around the edges. 4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until edges are crisp but not burnt. Pull brownies out of the oven. 5. Turn oven to 300 F. 6. Use a spatula to turnover brownies and break up the pieces. 7. Place back in oven for 8 minutes, turning over brownies halfway through. 8. Take parchment out of pan and place on counter (if heat proof) or a cookie sheet. 9. Move pieces around more and allow to cool. 10. Place cooled brownie brittle in a food processor and pulse until fine, some larger chunks are okay for extra crunch. NOTE: As an alternative you can make just brownie brittle. Do not break up brownie as in step 6. Just leave whole and put the brownies back in at 300 F for 8 minutes to dry out more. Continue to let dry out on the counter. Break into large pieces and enjoy with some milk or coffee.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: approximately 3 cups crumbs

Excess brownie brittle crumbs make an excellent ice cream topping! You could even throw some on your popcorn, wait what? Who said that?

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