I have made these brownies a number of times and I love them,
which is not always a good thing on my waistline!
I originally found this recipe from: http:/www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2287638/mars-bar-chocolate-brownie-
I think the thing that really makes these amazing are the addition of the mars bars, these make them chewy and give them a great caramel taste!
- 100g Margarine (I use unsalted butter)
- 40g Cocoa Powder
- 2 Eggs
- 200g Caster Sugar
- 5ml Vanilla Essence
- 50g Self-Raising Flower
- 1-2 Mars Bars (I usually use 2-3)
- Set the oven to 180 degrees (Gas Mark 4), make sure the self is in the middle of the oven.
- Line a 20cm square tin or 25cm x 6cm rectangle tray with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.
- Get the Mars Bars and chop these into cubes, roughly about 0.5 cm. I usually get the knife and cut down the mars bar in the middle from top to bottom and then divide these into 5/6 squares.
- In a saucepan melt the butter, once its fully melted take it off the heat. Stir in the 40g of cocoa powder and beat until its smooth and there are no bits. This part smells amazing so make sure you don’t eat any of it! – Make sure you leave this on one side to cool.
- Whisk the eggs and caster sugar in a medium bowl; continue whisking until it is light and fluffy.
- Add the cooled cocoa mixture to make sure you mix it really well, once done add in the vanilla essence
- Sift the flour into the chocolate mixture; this will help add air pockets which will make it rise. Fold this in using a metal spoon in a figure of 8 movement, beware this will work your arms J
- Fold in the Mars bar cubes into the mixture
- Bake in the oven for roughly 30 minutes, keep an eye on it and put a fork through the middle if it comes out clean its done. If you have a fan oven it will not take as long.
What To Have With It?
So you have just made an incredible brownie…believe me it’s going to taste amazing. What do you put with it through to finish it off?
Some recommendations from me are;
- Vanilla Ice Cream – You cannot go wrong with this, try warming the brownie up for that extra taste!
- Raspberry Coulis – Chocolate and Raspberries go well incredible well together. Don’t forget to add a few fresh raspberries and even a couple of mint leaves.
- Caramel Sauce – What better to have with a caramel brownie than a nice home made caramel sauce! Keep your eyes out, ill be adding details on one that I have made a few times soon!