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.
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.
- 3/4 C brownie brittle crumbs (recipe follows)
- 8 ounces semisweet or white chocolate
- 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
Excess brownie brittle crumbs make an excellent ice cream topping! You could even throw some on your popcorn, wait what? Who said that?
Listening to: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats