It’s Valentines Day, and one word comes to mind: chocolate. I wanted to experiment with using cheap chocolates to create an easy and scrumptious dessert. My candy of choice? Mars Bars. The American equivalent to Mars Bars are Milky Way chocolate bars, but anything with a toffee or caramel center will work. I added chopped Mars Bars to a basic brownie batter and voilà! A dense, rich and gooey treat was born. You will adore this chocolatey and caramel dessert, so be sure to make this one-pan wonder, and share it with the people you love!
Adapted from Butter Baking
- 150g unsalted butter, cubed (5.4 oz)
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 8 fun size Mars Bars, cut into quarters
- Caramel Sauce
- Preheat the oven to 170 C (325 F) and grease and line an 8×8 pan with baking paper or use a silicon loaf pan (9x5x3)
- In a medium size pan, combine the unsalted butter, sugar, cocoa, salt and vanilla over medium heat.
- Stir every so often, until the butter is melted and the mixture combined.
- Remove the pan from the heat. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon or spatula between each addition.
- Add the flour and mix it in until it clears. Then beat the mixture vigorously for 40 strokes. Stir in the chopped Mars Bars.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.
- Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until the center is set and a toothpick inserted has moist crumbs. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Drizzle Caramel sauce for finnish.