Snickers Bar Brownies

For the good of man kind I felt like I had to write this post.

It will be short, sharp but definitely not lacking in chocolately noms. In fact the sheer obscene quantity of chocolate in this brownie will compensate for the lack of words. Who needs words when you have chocolate?

(This is basically me procrastinating reading an article on the acidity of milk)

So I took another mindless trip to New World and ended up buying fun sized snickers bars, more dark chocolate and some Gaviscon. I don't know why. I just did. It was a bit silly considering I had purchased 1.6kg of chocolate for baking the day before. I think it was because it was only $1.99 a bar. Dam you strategic pricing. My baking excess supply store is looking a bit ridiculous.

So I found myself up rather late and feeling too lazy to go to bed (taking contact lenses out, brushing teeth and showering are all very strenuous activities I would have you know!) so I decided to make some brownie to take to my friend Max the next day. Yes. Logic. Baking brownies is far less effortful than sleeping . . .

So anyway the Snickers bar brownie was born. I got a bit carried away with the chocolate. I think 700g went into this. Fliiiip. Oh and I felt like the peanuts in the Snickers bars wern't enough so I buried spoonfuls of peanut butter in there too. YOLO.

Eww. Can't believe I just said that.

So the base for this brownie is from Butter Baking. I just switched around the inclusions to suit what I had. It is a good brownie base. I recommend having fun with it! So once again you can add really whatever you like to it. Whatever your inner fat kid desires.

Snickers Bar Brownie
Adapted from Butter Baking 
Makes 20x30 cm trays worth

225g butter
1 3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa
100g dark 70% chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup white chocolate chips/melts
12 funsize Snickers bars (212g worth)
1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
more chocolate chips to sprinkle over the top

Preheat the oven to 170 on bake.

In a heatproof bowl over a sauce pan with a few centimetres of boiling water in it, melt together the chocolate and butter. Once melted add in the sugar and stir to dissolve. Remove the bowl from the heat and either transfer to a larger bowl or a stand mixer and beat in the cocoa and vanilla until smooth and lump free.

Beat in the eggs and the egg yolk one at a time until the mixture becomes really thick and luxurious.

Add in the flour and stir until just combined.

Stir in the chocolate chips both dark and white.

Line a 20x30cm baking tin with baking paper. Spread the brownie mixture into the tin.

Chop the fun size bars in half and place insert them in rows into the batter. So 4 half bars by 6 half bars.

Using a teaspoons, make small holes in the batter and fill them with small blobs of peanut butter.

Using a spatula, smooth some of the brownie batter over the tops of the snickers bars and peanut butter blobs so that they don't burn and everything is nicely sealed in.

Sprinkle over some more chocolate chips if you wish.

Bake for 20-25 minutes (23 is the magic number for my oven). You want them to still be really gooey inside. Once they cool they will firm up.

Leave to cool for a decent amount of time before slicing, or else they just mush everywhere.

Sprinkle with edible glitter if you do feel so inclined.