These Snickers Double Decker Brownies sport a moist fudgy brownie bottom layer and a buttery brown sugar top layer folded with chopped snickers bars and milk chocolate chips. To say this is the best brownie ever would be an understatement!
My dearest homies.
Today I plan to bombard you with photos of Snickers Double Decker Brownies. There won’t be much in the way of writing or reading.
There will however, be mega drooling.
Over these Double Decker Brownies. With Snickers in ‘em.
We may as well discuss how these brownies came to be.
Flow with me, homeslice…
During the Halloween season I purchased a crapload of candy. For the kids, you know? The ones who are supposed to come every year in their cute little costumes, bags already bursting with candy and shout “Trick or Treat!!!!!”
Except I live in the ‘hood and my gates are locked.
No kids knock on my door. They can’t get in. No one utters the phrase “Trick or Treat!!” as I open my door with a bucket fulla candy to greet them. I’m living a lie. It’s a cover. Under the guise of Halloween I buy enough Snickers bars to feed a small basketball team. And eat it. Almost all of it. My daughter’s too. Yah, that’s me.
I ain’t ashamed.
This year, however, I thought I’d flip the script. Instead of eating and shamelessly shoving Snickers candy wrappers in the deepest recesses of my garbage so my husband won’t give me the head shake of shame, I baked brownies with it. Double Decker Brownies if we’re getting all precise and shit.
These brownies, people!! They begin with a chocolaty brownie layer. It’s your basic brownie situation – Butter, sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, and extract. This dark chocolate situation is spread in a pyrex dish. THEN! Then comes the cookie layer of this situation.
Melted butter is combined with brown sugar and mixed till it looks like caramel. An egg, some extract is added. Some flour. And finally chopped Snickers bars and milk chocolate chips are folded into this cookie dough. I found Snickers bars without nougat. They’re called Snickers Extreme. In case you’re interested. This gets poured and with a small offset spatula, evenly distributed over the brownie layer. You pop this situation in the oven, leaving it slightly under baked.
Wait for them to cool. It’s the hardest part. Worth it, though. Drizzle them with melted dulce de leche. Just ’cause.
When you bite into these brownies your mouth will unwillingly sing out, sing out. That dark, moist brownie layer, followed by the cookie layer with those bites of melted snickers and milk chocolate chips are where it’s at. I won’t keep you. You have brownies to bake.
- Yield: 16
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
Snickers Double Decker Brownies
- Snickers Chip Cookie Layer
- Unsalted butter - 12 Tbs. (1 ½ stick)
- Light brown sugar, firmly packed - 1 cup
- All-purpose flour, spooned then leveled - 1 1/2 cup
- Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
- Egg - 1 large
- Vanilla extract - 2 teaspoons
- Chopped Snickers bars (I used Snickers Extreme) - 1 cup (heaping)
- 1/3 cup - Milk chocolate chips
- Brownie Layer
- Unsalted butter - 12 Tbs. (1 ½ stick)
- Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted if lumpy - ¾ cup
- Granulated sugar - 1 ½ cup
- Dark brown sugar, not packed - 2 1/2 scant tablespoons
- Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
- Eggs - 2 large
- Vanilla extract - 2 1/4 teaspoon
- All-purpose flour - 3/4 cup
- Melted Dulce de leche (for drizzle) - About 3/4 cup
- Chopped Snickers bars (for garnish)
Position the oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 325° Fahrenheit. Very lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9×13-inch baking pan and line the pan with 2 pieces of crisscrossing parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
Begin the chocolate chip layer:
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk until well incorporated and set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Remove pan from heat and add the brown sugar all at once. Whisk until the mixture is completely homogeneous and no lumps remain. At first it may seem as if it won’t come together, but keep whisking… It will. Set the butter mix aside to cool while making the brownie layer.
Make the brownie layer:
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Remove pan from the heat and add the cocoa powder. Whisk until smooth and completely incorporated. Add the sugars and salt and whisk until blended.
Add the eggs, one at a time, incorporating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract with the second egg.
Sift flour over the chocolate mixture and stir with a rubber spatula just until the ingredients are just blended. Do not over mix. Scrape the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly with a small offset spatula. Set aside while you finish the Snickers chip layer.
Finish the Snickers chip layer:
By now your butter/sugar mixture will be somewhat cool. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter/sugar mixture and whisk until blended. Pour in the flour mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until the ingredients are just combined, then stir in chopped snickers bars, and finally the milk chocolate chips.
Drop the dough over the brownie batter in large scoops and spread it evenly with a small offset spatula.
Bake until a wooden pick or a knife inserted in the center comes out with small, gooey clumps of brownie sticking to it and the chocolate chip layer has set, about 35-40 minutes. Do not bake these brownies longer than 40 minutes or they won’t be fudgy.
Transfer the baking pan to a rack to cool completely, preferably overnight.
With a knife or a small square biscuit or cookie cutter, cut the brownies into small squares measuring about 1 inch each. If your knife or cutter has pieces of fudgy brownie stuck to it, just clean the knife and continue cutting. It helps if the brownies are completely cool, hence the overnight cooling. You can speed up the process by placing the pan in the refrigerator once the pan has cooled a bit. Once the brownies are cut, drizzle those mofos with melted Dulce de Leche and top with chopped Snickers (if desired)
Makes about 16 normal sized brownie or 32 bite sized brownie situations.