If you were like me, living in Australia, with the bikini season
approaching at its peak, I would kindly but firmly advice you to stay far far away from this chocolaty-gooey-fudgy-evilly decadent Snickers Brownies. Because, of course they are not super skinny (since when Snickers are healthy?). But you know what? It’s winter where you live, it’s cold and your body needs energy to keep you warm. (Good excuse, right?!)
Now I must admit that I was feeling a little bit guilty to use all the regular ingredients that brownies call for (like butter and all) AND add some insanity with a few Snickers bars. So well, just to have my conscience clear I did try to make a few substitutions. I tried using apple sauce and Greek Style yogurt. But I was not convinced by the results. It was good, but definitively not brownies. So it will remain a non healthy delicious treat, and… I’m ok with it!
So you guys: eat the entire batch. As for me, well…I’ll just keep them very high in the pantry so only Solal can access them. And obviously grab a piece when nobody can see me (I have a stepladder, no worries).
Cal: 224 - Protein: 3.4g - Fat: 13.9g - Carbs: 22.3g - Sugar: 1.93g - Fiber: 14.9g - WW Old Points: 5 pts - Points+: 5 pts
- 6 oz dark chocolate, cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 12 fun size Snickers bars, chopped (I cut them into 6 pieces)
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Combine chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on medium power for 30 seconds, stir, then repeat in 15 seconds interval until the chocolate and butter have melted. (If you prefer to melt them on the stove top, place a heatproof bowl over a small saucepan filled with simmering water. On low heat, stir chocolate and butter until melted (allow a few minutes). Ensure the mixture avoids contact with water and steam whilst melting).
- Transfer chocolate mixture into a large bowl. Whisk in sugar, then eggs, one at a time.
- Add in vanilla extract, cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt, stirring with a spatula.
- Stir in Snickers chunks.
- Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper and pour in batter.
- Bake 30 minutes (no more! If in doubt, I'd say undercooked. You want to have fudgy brownies, not dry ones!)
- Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool about 15 minutes. Remove brownies from the pan and let cool completely before devouring them.