Don’t you hate it when that happens—you search for a recipe online, find one, print it out and make it, but you have no idea what made you do that a couple weeks later. I can’t remember why I looked for these brownies or what made me choose this recipe. You see—I already have a favorite brownie recipe. I use that recipe for all the brownies I make. (Shouting—“Does anyone know why I made these brownies?”) My only notes on the recipe, which I made at the end of June, was that I followed the recipe exactly, except I added two boxes of Nestle Buncha Crunch candies.
I found the recipe on My Recipes and it looks like it was from Sunset Magazine a few years ago. Here’s the recipe as I made it. The Crunch candy was actually really good in the fudgy brownies!
Buncha Crunch Fudgy Brownies, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!, adapted from Sunset Magazine
3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar (220 grams)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour (60 grams)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (20 grams)
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 ounces Nestle Buncha Brunch candies (2—3 ounce boxes)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 inch square pan with non-stick foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
Melt the chopped melted chocolate and butter over a double boiler until all melted and stirred together. Stir in the brown sugar and vanilla. Remove from the heat and whisk in the eggs until well combined. Add the flour, cocoa and salt and stir until all combined. Stir in the Nestle candy.
Pour the batter into the baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely on wire rack, then chill the brownies for at least two hours. Remove from pan using the foil edges. Peel off foil and cut into squares on a cutting board.
*Ha, as I was typing up the recipe, it hit me—I remembered why I searched out and made this recipe—I had recently bought some blocks of chocolate and wanted to find a brownie recipe that used melted chocolate in it. That’s it! And these are a really good brownie—they just might replace my go-to recipe (that just uses cocoa powder), at least until the blocks of chocolate are used up!