Brownies alone are just awesome, as are Kit Kat bars. Sweet Mother of Pearl when you put them both together your taste buds are ecstatic! This is the dessert that stole the show at our Labor Day bash.
When I see boxed or packaged mixes on sale I often buy them. I buy them for occasions when I want to use a shortcut due to time constraints, or just because. At fifty cents a package I scooped up several brownie mixes. Due to my Pinterest obsession I didn’t have to think long about what I would do with them. Kit Kat Brownies it is!
The reviews on some of the recipes I found were mixed. Some thought they were the holy grail of sweet treats; others weren’t so keen on the texture of the Kit Kats after baking. Time would tell.
For this recipe I used 2 packages of the brownie mix and one bag of miniature Kit Kat bars. I should never, ever, evah be left alone with a dessert like this. Thank goodness there were no hidden cameras around to see me scarfing down the cut off ends. My mother always told me that confession is good for the soul, LOL!!
In regards to the texture of the Kit Kat bars; it did change slightly after baking. It was a tad bit chewier, but not chewy like a perfectly baked chocolate chip cookie. I hope that makes sense. The best way for you judge and say yay or nay is to bake a batch. Before you do make sure there aren’t any hidden cameras around. Your secret will be safe with me.
I modified the recipe found at James and Everett.
2 pkgs brownie mix, 10.25 oz each
1 pkg miniature Kit Kat bars
Prepare an 8×8” square ban with butter or cooking spray. I also lined the pan with aluminum foil allowing it to hang over the sides for easy removal. Parchment paper would work as well.
Preheat the oven as directed on the brownie package and then prepare the mix as per the package instructions. If you want to up the ante on this one, add chopped nuts.
Since I used two packages of the mix I prepared each one separately. After adding the first one and spreading it evenly I placed the Kit Kat bars evenly across the batter staying away from the edges.
The next step was to adding the other mix. Using an angled spatula to spread the mix on top of the candy was the easiest method. If you don’t have one a spoon would work well. This is not a step to rush through. When compared to the picture of the recipe I followed my mix was much thicker and I had to really take time to get an even spread on top of the candy.
It’s very important not to over bake your brownies so I’d suggested you undercook them by about five minutes. After baking let them cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. After ten minutes lift the brownies from the pan using the foil overhang as handles. Allow them to cool completely before cutting into individual servings.
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I’m also sharing these brownies at the following parties this week: