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Intense Chocolate Mars Bar Brownies

For those who have given up chocolate for Lent, please come back to this post on Easter Sunday when you need a chocolate fix! Bee’s Teas has taken a break for the last month due to lots of exciting things, including a week in one of the world’s most amazing cities – New York. Whilst over there, I ate A LOT of yummy sweet treats, including brownies. American brownies are phenomenal, they just seem to encompass a beautiful buttery texture which melts in your mouth, whilst still delivering an intense burst of chocolate goodness. I have been fixated on them since returning home, so I decided to whip up a batch to enjoy myself. However, to make them a bit more awesome, I decided to add Mars Bars for a gooey caramel centre. I have tried many brownie recipes but decided to adapt one from the legendary Mary Berry (as you can never go wrong with one of her recipes).Mars Bar Brownies 1Ingredients (makes around 24 pieces)

100g dark chocolate
275g butter (softened)
375g caster sugar
4 large eggs
75g cocoa powder
100g self-raising flour
4 Mars Bars (normal size)

Pre-heat the oven to 180C, and grease and line a brownie tin (ideally 12 inches x 9 inches). Break the dark chocolate into small pieces, melt in the microwave and set aside to cool. Chop the Mars Bars into small pieces and leave them to the side. If you put them in the fridge an hour before, it makes them easier to chop up.Mars Bars for BrowniesCream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Pour the melted chocolate around the side of the bowl and mix in. Fold in the cocoa powder, flour and Mars Bars until just combined. Spoon the mixture into the tin and level the top with a spatula. If there are any bits of Mars Bars ‘floating’ at the top, push them under the brownie mixture as the exposed caramel will burn whilst cooking.Brownie Mixture with Marcs Bars Place in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes, covering with foil if the top starts to brown too quickly. The brownies will be ready when a skewer comes out of the mixture clean and it still has a slight wobble. Allow to cool completely in the tin, then cut into squares.Mars Bar Brownies 2These will keep in an airtight container for up to a week, if they can last that long (certainly not in my household) – enjoy 🙂

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I am a keen baker who loves all things sweets and yummy! This site is for me to share recipes, review a range of things which I love and generally share the baking joy. If you have any comments or recipes which you think that I would like, then please get in touch!

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4 thoughts on “Intense Chocolate Mars Bar Brownies

  1. Wow these look and sound awesome! Looking forward to testing out Mars Bars in my brownies – thanks for the inspiration.

    Posted by Lauren (@abakedthesis) | March 3, 2013, 20:40
  2. Wow, just wow!! So much chocolatey yummyness 🙂

    Posted by Kat | March 3, 2013, 21:19

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