Calling all lovers of the corner brownie! And calling all those who crave the crispy cookie! And calling all those sweet tooths who love crunchy snacks!
You! I have a recipe for you. Brownies are the best ever, right? Even my most loveable chocolate-hating friend likes brownies. But this recipe isn’t about brownies. It’s about brownie brittle. Dark chocolate brownie brittle, in fact.
It’s a crunchy, crumbly, chocolatey treat with all the appeal of brownies. It’s like one big crispy corner brownie, baked flat and broken into bite-size pieces.
My mom brought home a bag of brownie brittle a while back, but I thought we could make it a lot better. All you need is a box of brownie mix of favorite brownie recipe. You’ll make it according to the instructions, then spread the batter really thin over a Silpat. Sprinkle toppings over top — nuts, chocolate chips, cacao nibs, pretzels, whatever floats your boat — and bake it. (I chose dark chocolate chips and cacao nibs.) Let it cool and harden, and then smash it to smithereens! Or gently snap it into bite-size pieces. Your call!
You can reserve most of the batter and make regular brownies, too, or you can make one huge batch of brownie brittle. Something for everyone, right? The corner brownie lovers in your live will thank you. // susannah
Click through to see the Dark Chocolate Brownie Brittle recipe!
Yields 100 pieces
A crunchy dark chocolate treat
15 minPrep Time
1 hr, 30 Cook Time
2 hrTotal Time
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Prepare a baking sheet with a Silpat silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Prepare the brownie mix according to the package instructions. (Alternatively, you can use any from-scratch brownie recipe.) Using a spatula, spread the batter in a thin layer over the lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and cacao nibs.
- Place in oven and turn temperature down to 375ºF; bake for 10 minutes.
- Rotate baking sheet, turn the oven down to 325ºF and bake for 10 more minutes.
- Rotate baking sheet, turn the oven down to 300ºF and bake for 10 more minutes — until crispy.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool before transferring to a wire rack to harden. Break into pieces.
- Repeat steps 2 to 4 with remaining batter. Store in an airtight container.