Published on January 12th, 2014 | by Chloe
Pick n’ Mix Brownies
Who doesn’t like a good brownie that everyone can enjoy? Well these pick n’ mix ones are sure to please everyone. M&Ms, nuts, mini marshmallows, whatever you want to add to a brownie can be put on top and shared around with friends.
From the fabulous Youtubers Sorted, a bunch of Brits who want to show that cooking can be all fun and games, comes a brownie that starts off pretty normal, but gets pretty delicious, pretty fast.
The secret is in the toppings. Masterchef Ben suggests that any brownie recipe can be jazzed up by dividing the top of your brownie into as many combinations of special brownies as possible.
Pretty ingenious! The boys at Sorted also gave their own brownie recipe, which is probably extra chocolate-y because of the extra cocoa in it so we’re pretty excited to give it a try.
We’ve un-Britishized the recipe for you so you can bake it faster.
- ½ cup of butter
- 1 cup dark chocolate (about 1 regular sized bar)
- 1 cup white sugar
- ¼ cup of cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup of plain flour
First you put the butter, sugar and chocolate into a microwaveable bowl and melt it together – it should take about 2 minutes.
Next, preheat your oven to 175°C and line your 8×8 baking pan.
Then add the eggs and vanilla extract to the melted mix and finally add the cocoa powder and flour to the mix and stir. They suggest using a sieve to add the cocoa powder and the flour so it’s super smooth.
Now’s the fun part! Add the plain brownie mixture into your baking pan and then add all the toppings you want. But don’t mix them! Decide how many different kinds of toppings you want and then mentally divide the brownies into that many (it helps to have an even number) pieces and put the toppings in sections in the pan.
Then bake for 30 minutes then allow it to cool completely in the pan before you remove.
Once they’ve cooled, the brownies will look like you’ve made a whole bunch of brownies instead of just one pan. Then cut it all up into bite sized pieces and enjoy with friends – maybe even someone who’s celebrating a birthday!