“A caramel what?” I hear you say…
Well what’s better than one dessert? Two! Sometimes when worlds collide a beautiful thing happens. And in the case of the Brookie an incredible treat is born.
I’ve seen Brookies growing in popularity and I really wanted to develop my own. I wanted it to be super chocolatey and inulgent and I’m pleased to confirm that it is absolutely just that. This recipe has a buttery, crumbly cookie base packed with big chunks of chocolate, topped with soft and ultra rich brownie. And as if that wasn’t good enough, there’s a sweet and sticky layer of chocolate and caramel sandwiched between!
These are total crowd pleasers and can be upgraded from show-stopping snack to dessert-worthy when warmed and served with vanilla ice cream. Basically, you need these in your inventory of baked treats.
Caramel Brookie Recipe
- 100g butter, soft
- 200g golden sugar
- 1 egg
- 200g plain flour
- pinch of salt
- 100 milk chocolate, chunked
- 1 bag of Cadbury’s Caramel Nibbles
- 100g butter
- 100g milk chocolate
- 2 eggs
- 200g golden caster sugar
- 30g plain flour
- 30g cocoa powder
For best brookie results I recommend using a 23cm square baking tin with a loose bottom, greased and ideally lined as well for easy removal of your treats. A circular tray is fine, but I do love Brookies cut into perfect squares it feels so satisfying!
Method: Cookie Layer
Preheat your oven to 180cm.
In a bowl whisk together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Once that’s done, whisk in the egg. Next add the chocolate chunks; I recommend using fridge cold chocolate and chopping up a bar yourself so you can get nice big chunks – we’re going all out here after all. Stir those delicious chocolatey chunks in.
Now sift in the flour and salt, and fold until combined into a smooth cookie dough. Pour into the square tin and pat down evenly and into all the corners. For best results here use a spatula that’s been covered in a little butter or oil; this way you can push the cookie dough evenly into all the corners and get a nice base that’s all the same thickness.
Once that’s done, open your bag of Cadbury’s Caramel Nibbles and layer over the top of the cookie dough evenly. Set aside whilst you make your brownie layer.
Method: Brownie Layer
First you need to melt the butter and chocolate together. You can either do this in a microwave or in a bowl over a pot of boiling water (if you choose the latter method be sure not to let the water touch the bowl or the chocolate will burn). Once melted, stir well and add the chocolate and butter mix to a clean mixing bowl and allow to cool for a minute or two so you don’t scramble your eggs! You should be able to hold your little finger in the mixture without it being too hot.
Stir in your eggs once the mixture is cool enough. Next add the sugar and stir until there is no grainy texture. It should look gloriously rich and thick! Sift in your flour and cocoa powder, and fold it in and watch it turn into a very thick, dark and indulgent brownie batter.
Pour your brownie mix all over the cookie dough and caramel layer and evenly spread. Bake for 45 minutes.
Once baked remove your brookie from the oven to cool. During this time you’ll notice that the brookie reduces down and your brownie layer will become nice and dense rather than cake-like as it can look first coming out the oven.
Carefully run a knife around the edge of the brookie and remove from the tray. Cut into 16 even squares and begin fighting over the gooiest centre pieces..! Those are my absolute favourite!
This is an insanely delicious, incredibly filthy treat. I really love the contrast in the harder cookie base layer and the chewy caramel and brownie layers on top. The textures are so moreish! Brookies have become ever so popular for good reason; it’s just an extra level of special y’know? Take two, totally delicious desserts in their own right, marry them up and BAM – next level tasty. I really recommend these for parties, birthdays and sucking up to someone in the office, brookies aren’t too mainstream yet so they have so much wow factor and intrigue!
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