Brownies are one of the world’s most perfect foods. Bad day? Brownies are the answer? Birthday/celebration? Brownies. Sympathy/commiseration? Brownies! Like any perfect food (pizza!) brownies are endlessly customisable too! From bounty-stuffed brownies, to peanut butter pretzel brownies, to these snickers brownies – all you need to do is find one awesome recipe (as ever, this one is by Nigella from How to Be a Domestic Goddess), and then tweak it to your hearts content. My heart called out for snickers. What will you choose?
- 250g soft unsalted butter
- 250g plain chocolate
- 300g caster or golden caster sugar
- 5 eggs
- 190g plain flour
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large snickers bars
- First, preheat your oven to 180c/gas 4/350f.
- In a large saucepan over a low heat, melt the butter and chocolate together, and then remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Stir in the sugar and five eggs, and beat well. Then add the salt and vanilla extract, and finally the flour. Stir in (the mixture will seem lumpy but it will combine) and then pour your mixture into your greased brownie tin.
- Cut your snickers bars into 1cm width slices, and pop into the brownie mix, spacing them so that each square of brownie gets a snickers piece.
- Cook for 18 minutes in the middle of the oven, and then begin to check for doneness. Your brownies are done when the top is crackly and firm, and the edges are starting to come away from the pan - but don't leave it in too long - we need those brownies squidgy!