Friday, July 22, 2011

Buncha Crunch Fudgy Brownies


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!


Valerie said...

That totally sounds like something I do--forgetting why I made something. I like how thick the pieces are.

Fallon said...

Sounds like me.. searching for a recipe to use up something. LOL.

That is definitely a nice and thick brownie, I'm sure the crunchies were a nice surprise.

Anonymous said...

These sound like a winner to me! My kids will LOVE them.

Lisa Ernst said...

I looked over this recipe and it looks like a really good one, with the combo of cocoa powder and chocolate blocks, plus not too much flour. I think I'd replace the banana crunch with chocolate chips, though. :-) Or maybe these brownies don't even need the chips? They look super fudgy.

Jenni Hinckley said...

its only 8:00 in the morning and I think i could eat a whole plate full of those! they look so good!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

I haven't had buncha crunch in so long! These brownies look fantastic.

Momstart said...

how very yummy!

Shelby said...

Actually, I really like the sound of these. I like nestle crunch (for milk they make dark chocolate nestle crunch? IDK because I rarely buy candy)

Lisa~~ said...

My goodness these look amazing!

Cook Lisa Cook

Anonymous said...

They look awesome! Usually I buy an ingredient and then can't remember what recipe I was going to use it in!

Kathleen said...

These look KILLER delicious!!!

Georgia Pellegrini said...

These look wonderfully naughty!

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I’m eating this RIGHT NOW…..and it’s absolutely FABULOUS!!

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