The 4th of July is a holiday filled with fun, fireworks, friends/family, and delicious food.
When hosting a cook-out/BBQ I often get tired of the same old burgers, hotdogs/brats, chips, and maybe store bought veggie and fruit plate if you are lucky. Dessert, if there at all, is usually boring.
Change up your barbecue with some of these recipes:
These Fudgy Dark Chocolate Toffee Brownies would also make a great addition to your weekend. They are thick, full of fudge and gooey goodness, a not so boring brownie with the Toffee/Heath bar bits thrown in there to surprise you, nut free, and all around delicious. Plus, you can make them ahead of time and have a less stressful holiday.
If you like Heath Bars and gooey fudgy brownies then this easy from scratch recipe is perfect for you.
Fudgy Dark Chocolate Toffee Brownies
Recipe: Alohamora slightly adapted from Bon Appetit Desserts
Active Time: 25 minutes
Inactive Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12-16 brownies
3/4 c. butter, unsalted
1 c. milk chocolate chips
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 c. sugar
4 eggs, large
1 c. flour
1 pkg (8oz) Heath toffee bits (1 1/3 c. chopped bits)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Spray/grease a 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking pan.
- Add the butter, milk chocolate chips (semi-sweet if you want the brownies to be even more dark chocolate), and unsweetened chocolate in a medium/large microwaveable bowl.
- Melt the bowl contents on a chocolate setting (if your microwave has that) or in 30 second intervals stirring after each interval until the butter and chocolate is smooth. Be sure not to scorch/burn your chocolate.
- Add the sugar and stir it into the bowl contents.
- Add the eggs one at a time stirring after each addition.
- Add the flour and stir until just combined.
- Finally, stir in the toffee bits until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake at 325 for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let the brownies cool, unless you want super gooey brownies.
- Serve brownies at room temperature or chilled with milk.