Saturday, 4 February 2012

toffee crisp brownies






Almost a year ago, completely by accident, I created what I now refer to as 'the best brownies... ever', that was until I came across some Toffee Crisps in my fridge and created these last week. Everyone at work loves my brownies, so I thought it would be fitting to bring in a huge batch of them for my team before I left them to join my new team. The only problem was, I didn't have many chocolate chips, but I did have some Toffee Crisps in the fridge.

I've made the brownies countless times before, so I knew they'd turn out perfect. However, I had no idea how adding some chopped up Toffee Crisps to the mix would work. In my mind I imagined the toffee melting slightly and becoming chewy, but slightly gooey, whilst the rest of the chocolate bar remained crispy. And do you know what? It worked. It was PERFECT. Moist chocolate brownies, chewy but gooey toffee and a nice surprise crunch in places. If you like brownies, you need to try these!

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INGREDIENTS:
makes 12 brownies

1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of caster sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of flour
3 bars of Toffee Crisp
Handful of chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS:

001. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/gas mark 3. Lightly grease some greaseproof paper or tin foil and line your tray.

002. Put the butter into a pot and melt it on a low heat. Once melted, remove from the heat and mix in the sugar until well combined. Put the mixture back onto the heat for a few minutes (don't let it bubble) until it has as glossy shine. This will melt the sugar a little and create a shiny top crust on your brownies.

003. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and mix in the cocoa, vanilla and salt. Beat both eggs in until smooth, then beat in the flour and add your chocolate chips. Chop up the Toffee Crisp bars and mix these in.

004. Dip a spoon into the bowl and taste how nice and chocolatey it is, mmmm. If you're dieting, like me, have a little cry about the fact that you can't eat them all to yourself. Now, spoon it into your tray and spread the mixture out evenly.

005. Bake the brownies for around 25-30 minutes, but keep an eye on them. You'll know they're ready when a knife inserted into the centre of the brownie comes out almost dry but with a little bit of gooeyness. Remove them from the oven and they will firm up a litte.

006. After 5 minutes use a knife to loosen the edges - this will stop them sinking in the middle. You can either eat them warm or let them cool completely. They're great re-heated in the microwave for a few seconds too.

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I'd love to hear how you got on if you tried the recipe! I'm already thinking up what I can add into my next batch of brownies... Ferrero Rocher anyone?
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48 comments

  1. I think we should meet up and you should bring me these brownies as a gift. :D x

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  2. I think I comment on every single blog that bakes something saying I'll try the recipe, and then don't.
    But I am definitely making these:)

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  3. Ooooh these look SO nice! I love toffee and that sounds amazing! xx

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  4. This has made my mouth water like crazy! xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  5. I've literally been reading your blog all morning - addicted! Hello from a new follower :) x

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  6. oh never mind the sweet tooth, this looks yummy!
    Krissy xoxo

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  7. Omg. I died when i seen this, they look so so yummy!
    *adds to recipe list*

    rachelpan xo

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  8. They look so so so yummy. I wish I could cook cause I need these in my life xx

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    1. They're honestly SO easy to make, you should try them! :) x

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  9. These sound amazing! Thanks for the recipe too, I've saved it for when I feel like baking! Xx

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  10. I can't wait to try this recipe, they look so delicious.x

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  11. These sound amazing. Like, perfect.

    xo

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  12. Hmm yum. I love brownies but I never really experiment with them, I bet you could add any 3 chocolate bars to them to get delicious results. Mars bars and snickers would also be delish!

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    1. I always feel like making them and then realise I have no chocolate chips so I do experiment quite a lot! Mars and Snickers would be amazing too, good idea! x

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  13. These.. just, oh my god. I need them in my life. Definitely giving them a go!

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

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  14. I need these in my hungover state!
    Sophie
    x

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  15. I'm making my shopping list as I type ready to bake tomorrow! Ferrero Rocher definitely! My absolute fave!
    x

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  16. YES!!!!!!!!!!! So lovely :)
    Joelle
    xoxo
    http://www.februarygirlldn.blogspot.com/

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  17. These look AND sound amazing! Anything with toffee and I'm in!

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  18. I read this earlier, with my boyfriend looking over my shoulder - now I HAVE to make him these, apparently! They look so good though, I definitely will have to :D
    I saw an easy peasy recipe the other day, which I though you might like - http://www.foodsnots.com/2011/10/oreo-and-peanut-butter-brownie-cakes.html - I'm going to make some soon! xx

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    1. OH MY GOD. Those look amazing! I'm going to make those right now! HAHA! x

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  19. Wow these look yummy! I bet Ferreo Rocher ones would be amazing! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh my god!!! These look and sounds amazing!!! I'm definitely going to make them soon. Thanks for sharing lovely :)

    Gem x
    www.feminine-edge.com

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  21. So now my mouth is completely and utterly watering....mmmmmm!

    Eda ♥

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

    Would love for you to follow my business venture on twitter @bibbyscupcakes!

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  22. Oh wow! They look so delicious! Definitely going to try my hand at making these! Thank you for sharing! :) x

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  23. I love Toffee Crisps... definitely need to make some of these for myself! Only problem is, I'll eat the lot!!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Tor @ That's Peachy Fashion Blog xx

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  24. CHARLENE! This is NOT good for my quest to lose weight! I've done the Oreo brownies before which also go down well! I will have to try these tho! xxx

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    1. Sorrrry! I'm on a diet too so know how you feel! It was impossible trying not to eat these! x

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  25. They look so delicious, definitely going to try make some of these! x

    lauradreamsanddresses.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh my! These sound and look so, so, so delicious c:
    I need to make these next time I'm baking for something!! xx

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  27. I was going to make brownies tonight, the question is now do I brave the cold for some toffee crisps?! These sound incredible so I think I might have to

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  28. This does not help my will power at healthy eating! They look and sound mouth-watering gorgeous! xo

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  29. These look too delicious not to try making! So much for the new year diet... hahaha

    gorgeous blog too! I'm now following:) xxx

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  30. oh my god my mouth is watering. I'm planning on baking for my boyfriend for valentines and I'm definitely giving these a go, thanks Charlene!

    xx

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  31. My mouth is watering just reading it! I'll definitely have to try it sometime - and the Ferrero Rocher version sounds incredible too! :) x

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  32. Yummy! those definitely look better than the out-of-a-packet brownies i make :P x

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  33. Oh my! They look amazing, thanks for sharing the recipe! :) x

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  34. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  35. I am sat at my desk at work and my mouth is watering!! They looks sooo good!! I might just try amd make a batch this weekend. Love the blog by the way. xxxx

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  36. I wonder if you could try crunchie's with this recipe? Or the boost bars seeing as that's what we have in at the moment!:)

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  37. I don't know how good they are, but your photos HAVE ME CONVINCED! :) These are definitely going to be tried. Thanks! :)

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  38. Hiya I finally got around to looking this recipe up and Im going to make it tomorrow :) Could you tell me what you use to measure cups?

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  39. Hi, what kind of flour do you use?

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