If you are wanting indulgence, these Triple Chocolate Gooey Chunky Snickers Brownies are indulgence. Just writing that, I reminisce over that first bite I had into one of these brownies. Soft, moist, gooey are just a few words that come to mind. Decadent is another. Just … pure chocolate decadence…. That first bite almost melts in your mouth, and all the flavours of the chocolate just intermingle with such precision, it is unthinkable………sorry…did I get carried away then?
Anyway…..brownies are so easy to make and these are no different, even though these ones I have given a mouthful of words as a title….but they deserve it, I just could not down play them ! These little gems of decadence came about when I had five snickers bars, 50 grams each, in my chocolate container which is in the fridge (yes, I have a chocolate container, lets not go there, right now…) just crying out and saying ‘eat me’. Anyway these snickers bars, kind of got forgotten …well, I knew they were there, but I just never got around to doing anything with them. Then, the day came…I instantly knew what I wanted to bake …brownies of course, but not my usual brownies, I wanted something different…. ” alarm bells “, and then I went delving into the chocolate container, and hauled out the snickers bars. At first I really didn’t now how or where I was going to fit the snickers into my brownies, I just knew it had to happen, so the Snickers Brownies, really just happened, how they happened, and thankfully they were a success. I particularly enjoy the layering part, that way there is the chunk from the snickers at the top, the sauce, the gooey-ness of the brownie, more chunks of snickers, more gooey-ness of brownie…I mean, what is not to love !!!!
Something really important to know is when baking brownies, to rather under cook them, rather than over cook them to cake stage. This is something I have learnt over the years. I mean, the over cooked ones still taste great, they come out like a cake, but the under cooked ones just have more character, that is where all the gooey-ness comes into it, I think. They kind of just melt in your mouth.
Oven temperatures do differ to a degree, but if you know your oven just watch as soon as the time is nearing ‘done’ time. I usually check to see slight cracking of the brownie at the sides of the dish, then that is my cue that time is up. The brownies cook whilst cooling, so that too, needs to be taken into consideration.
Now, back to these Triple Chocolate Gooey Chunky Snickers Brownies….I have had to hide them in my freezer, from myself and from the hubby (me mainly…no big surprise there). They are awesome just brought to room temperature and then heated up in the microwave with a good helping of a good quality vanilla ice cream……yum :-).
Triple Chocolate Gooey Chunky Snickers Brownies
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 – 35 minutes
Total time: 40 – 45 minutes
Makes 9 squares
160 grams Cadbury’s Bournville Classic Dark Chocolate
100 grams salted butter
250 millilitres (1 cup) castor sugar
125 millilitres (1/2 cup) cake wheat flour
30 millilitres (2 tablespoons) cocoa
2 free-range Jumbo eggs
250 grams Snickers chocolate bars, chopped
For the Chocolate Brownie Sauce:
160 grams Cadbury’s Bournville Classic Dark Chocolate
1/2 cup (125 milllilitres) whipping cream
1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter or Nutella
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C (150 degrees C Thermo)/320 degrees F.
Grease a pan or oven proof dish approximately 21 x 21 centimeters /8.5 x 8.5 inches in size. Line this pan with baking paper and grease again to be on the safe side, (allowing extra paper on all sides to help lift the cooked brownies out of the pan when done).
Chop the Cadbury’s Bournville Classic Dark Chocolate into pieces, and set aside.
Chop the Snickers bars up coarsely and divide into two bowls and set aside.
Place a medium-sized heat-proof bowl, over a pot of a little simmering water on the stove. The water must not touch the heat-proof bowl.
Add the chopped dark chocolate and the butter to the heat-proof bowl and allow the chocolate and butter to melt.
Whilst the chocolate is melting, combine the flour, sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl.
Lightly whisk the eggs with a fork.
Once the chocolate has melted, remove the heat-proof dish from the pot and put aside.
Add the melted chocolate and eggs to the flour mixture and stir quickly until just combined with a metal tablespoon.
Now, this is where the layering begins.
Get one half of the chopped snicker bars (the other half we use later) and put these right in front of you.
Get the brownie mixture, and pour half of the brownie mixture into the prepared greased pan.
Then, top the brownie mixture in the pan with one half of the chopped snickers bars.
Spoon the other half of the brownie mixture on top of the chopped snickers bars.
Place in the preheated oven for 30 – 35 minutes.
When you notice a slight ‘cracking’ of the brownie at the sides, generally the brownie is done. Remember, rather have the brownies slightly underdone than cooked properly, that way they will be soft and gooey inside, just the way a brownie should be.
Take the brownies out from the oven and allow to cool in the pan (they too, will cook a bit more whilst cooling)
In the meantime, make the Chocolate Brownie Sauce. Add the whipping cream to a small pot and allow to cook very slowly until just before boiling point, then add the chopped Cadbury’s Bournville Classic Dark Chocolate and keep stirring until the chocolate has melted. Add the tablespoon of Nutella or Peanut butter, and extract and stir until well combined.
Once the brownies have cooled down, top them with the Chocolate Brownie Sauce and scatter the remainder of the chopped snickers bars on top.
Slice into squares and eat !