Cost: Medium/ High
Time: 1 Hour
Equipment: Mixing bowl, (electric) whisk, baking tray
Almost a year ago now I started my blog. One of my first few posts was a Smarties Brownie recipe. These seem to be really popular, with the post being my most viewed! As well as being proud, I am slightly embarrassed that it is that post which is the most popular! While I am by no means perfect at blogging now, I was even further from it then. My photos were particularly poor and the recipe wasn’t great either. As I love Smarties Brownies so much I thought it was about time I updated the recipe!
Since the initial Smarties Brownies post I have done quite a bit of brownie experimentation and have found a new, fool proof and super tasty recipe which I adapt with different additions. All credit goes to Lorraine Pascal, who wowed me with her Oreo Brownie recipe which I used as a base for my Oreo brownie cake. I have adapted this recipe slightly to come up with my new and improved Smarties brownies!
165g salted butter
200g milk chocolate (dark if you prefer!)
2 egg yolks
165g demerara sugar (you could use caster, light/dark brown sugar instead)
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
3 packets of Smarties (or M&M’s)
- 1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line your chosen tin with baking parchment.
2. In a saucepan melt the butter on a low heat. Once it is all melted remove from the heat and add the milk chocolate in small pieces. Mix until all the chocolate has melted
3. Use an electric whisk or stand mixer to whisk the eggs and yolks until they are thick like milkshake. Add the sugar gradually as you whisk, keep whisking until even thicker and stiffer.
4. Once cooled slightly poor the chocolate and butter mixture down the side of the egg and sugar mixture and whisk once again.
5. Fold in gently the flour and cocoa.
6. Add 2 tubes of Smarites and the white chocolate in chunks.
7. Bake for 25 minutes. Halfway through sprinkle the other tube of smarties on top and push in slightly. Return to the oven to finish off the bake.
8. Leave in the tin until cool then put on a wire rack (still in baking parchment) to cool for as long as possible. This makes the cutting easier as the brownie firms up.
I am really happy with my updated Smarties brownies! They certainly didn’t last long in my house. We enjoyed them with cream as dessert.
Have you ever made Smarties brownies?
Let me know if you try this recipe!
Until next time,