Kitchen Sink Brownies
Serious question time…Do you prefer the corner, side or middle pieces of brownies?
If you answered anything other than middle piece, you are clearly wrong. ?
Brownies are the best way to get my chocolate fix, and this time, I wanted to share a totally over-the-top brownie recipe, so I call these fudgy, delicious things kitchen sink brownies. Get it? They have everything but the kitchen sink in them! Really, they have so much good stuff in them that you will probably get a sugar high from one bite.
Here are a few of the treats included in these crazy kitchen sink brownies: Oreos, Circus Animal Cookies, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles.
You can certainly customize this with whatever crazy add-ins you want, like pretzels, toffee, candy bars, etc. but keep in mind there are only so many ingredients you can add and still have the brownies bake. I chose my favorite add-ins, keeping with a cookie theme, but a “kitchen sink” brownie gets it’s name simply because it has lots of stuff packed into it. Whatever you add, it will surely still be delicious!
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This is my favorite brownie recipe because it bakes easily and stays extremely fudgy and moist, just as I think a brownie should be. The key to making a great batch of brownies is all about the mixing – do not overmix the batter. Handmix the flour into the batter and stop mixing when a small amount of white is still showing before adding in extras like cookies and chocolate chips. It’s also good to have a balance of add-in types because they will bake differently. For example, cookies and pretzels stay hard where as chocolate chips and sprinkles melt into the batter, so you probably don’t to add only crunchy ingredients or you may have an overly crunchy brownie.
Want to take it to the next level? Ha, of course! (Not that these even need it)
Add frosting to cooled brownies, drizzle with caramel or top with a scoop of ice cream.
Trust me, all you need is one brownie, but you will LOVE it! It’s basically all of the things you love smashed together in chocolate. Happy baking!
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 rainbow sprinkles
- 1/2 cup Circus Animal Cookies, crushed
- 1/2 cup Oreo Cookies, crushed
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 inch baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with cooking spray
- Combine the flour, sifted cocoa and salt in a small bowl and set aside
- In a saucepan on the pan, melt the butter on low heat, stirring with a whisk
- When it’s almost completely melted, stir in the 3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips until completely melted and pour into a mixing bowl to cool for 5-10 minutes
- Once the chocolate mixture has cooled, beat in the sugars, followed by each egg and the vanilla, mixing well in between each addition
- Use a spoon or spatula to fold in the dry ingredients until some white is still showing. Do not overmix
- Mix in about 3/4 of the desired cookies, chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc. by hand
- Move the batter to the prepared pan and sprinkle the top with remaining ingredients, pressing onto the top lightly
- Bake on for 30-35 minutes. Remove when an inserted toothpick in the middle comes out almost clean with crumbs but no batter
- Let cool completely before cutting into squares
Cathy | WellKeptChaos
YUM! I’ll take about a dozen middle pieces, please and thanks 😉
Holly WadeCathy | WellKeptChaos
Good choice! Middle pieces are the best!