Baking: Snickers Brownies

Another bit of procrastination baking, these came about when W left me alone in his flat for the entire day. He came back to moan about the fact that I’d depleted his chocolate supplies, though once he realised I hadn’t just eaten then all he came around quite nicely…

 photo Snickers Brownies 6_zpsvwywdsdc.jpgI did come up against a few difficulties whilst baking these. Mainly the oven, which is pretty dreadful in his flat (nothing to do with the flat that I failed to turn it on at the wall!). It resulted in these being a little overbaked, the ultimate brownie sin. Microwaved, though, these turned out pretty good! I had also planned on having the snickers layer in the middle, but managed to pour all the mix into the tin before remembering. Revision scrambling the brain you see!

These are based on my ‘storecupboard’ brownie recipe, using cocoa as the base rather than tediously melting bars of chocolate. In fact, the recipe is exactly the same – just doubled and topped with slices of snickers. I’m prepared to bet that swirling through a spoon or two of peanut butter would go down quite nicely too…

 photo Snickers Brownies 2_zpspihinare.jpgIngredients

  • 140g salted butter, melted (coconut oil also works, though does make the brownie slightly oiler)
  • 225g sugar
  • 75g cocoa powder (I’ve been using some raw, unprocessed, unrefined stuff – it’s insanely rich and chocolatey!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 70g flour
  • 3-4 snickers bars, sliced

Make up the brownie batter based on this recipe. Decide whether you want a gooey layer of snickers sandwiched between brownie, or a more crunchy caramelised layer on top. For the former, spread half the batter in a greased/lined tin, top with the snickers, then spread over the remaining batter. And for the latter? Tip all the batter in, spread evenly, top with the snickers. Bake for around 25 minutes at 180C, and cool completely before cutting. Perfect warm with a little ice-cream.

 photo Snickers Brownies 4_zpseildzjlc.jpgOh, and for those on a budget? Tesco do ‘Snicker’ type bars, £1 for 8, and they are absolutely delicious…

Are you a peanut-chocolate-combo fan? What would be your favourite chocolate bar to bake into brownies?

  • Oh my these look delicious! I love Snickers, they’re my absolute fave 🙂

    • ninegrandstudent

      Not quite my absolute fav (peanut kitkat chunkys for the win!) but I do love them! x

  • Joanne

    Ahh I love Snickers! This looks sooo good!

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    • ninegrandstudent

      They are super yummy! x

  • Oh yes yes yes yes YES. I was looking for something to bake today on Google seeing as I’ve got the afternoon off…then hopped onto Bloglovin for a bit (obviously…) and here I am and here is what I’m baking tonight!!!

    These literally look incred. Will let you know how I get on!!

    Katie xx ¦ La Coco Noire

    • ninegrandstudent

      Let me know how they go! x

  • Oh wow these look so good! Gemma x

    • ninegrandstudent

      Unbelievably yummy! x

  • They look so good!! I will add this recipe to the list of things I’ve got to make this summer. I love your blog by the way 🙂

    Cindy |

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you so much – let me know how you find the recipe! x

  • They look amazeballs! I think I’d have to bake in a double decker – can you imagine all that gooey-ness? Now I want to go raid the fridge….!!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

    • ninegrandstudent

      Oh, I never thought about baking with a Double Decker… x

  • Josie

    These look so delish! I think mine would have Mars Bars in x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

    • ninegrandstudent

      Mars Bars would work amazingly well! x