Monday, January 12, 2015

(Manly) Snickers Brownies

I'm freezing in Chicago, visiting B for the first time in over a year. It's a lovely city, but I have yet to come at a time when it's above 4 degrees F.

When B came to visit me in Texas recently,  he requested brownies, but I didn't have time because of exams. So, I wanted to make them here. It was my first time visiting B's new house in the inner city, closer to his hospitals for rotations. There's four guys in the house, and all are Snickers lovers, so I knew I could win over his roommates easily with Snickers Brownies.

B's roommate: I think we should kill her so we get more brownies for ourselves.
Chef Uy: Buuut, if you kill me, you won't know how I made them, and you can never eat this again. 
B: Hmm, we'll wait until after she posts the recipe then.
Snickers Brownies
B is known for his "B sized" portions, and these brownies are no exception. I like fat brownies too (they look so much better!), so we double batched them. Baking time definitely increased, but the wait is worth it.
Snickers Brownies chocolate fudge bar
I've made brownies before, and the "serving sizes" listed are always ridiculous.  According to the original recipe (adapted from Allrecipes) a double batch makes 32 servings. Hah! This was maybe 12 servings, tops.

B: What is this?! Brownies for ANTS?!!!

Yes, Zoolander is his favorite movie - he uses that line every time I give him a portion that's too small for his liking. So much for New Year's dieting resolutions.


(Manly) Snickers Brownies


Ingredients
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup peanuts (optional)
8-10 fun size snickers, chopped

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.

In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt and stir gradually into the wet ingredients until just blended. Mix in peanuts, if using, and 1/3 of the snickers. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and top with the remaining snickers chunks.

Bake for 50-55 minutes, until done (they will take a while, but make sure you don't overbake). Cool on a wire rack before cutting. Enjoy

6 comments:

  1. "So much for New Year's dieting resolution?"

    I still got the rest of the year and also it was your idea to make brownies!

    They were delicious =)

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  2. Tried this out and the brownies were amayyyzing, thanks for sharing! And yes - 12 servings was about right ;)

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  3. HAHA! No can can say "no" to these amazing looking brownie!

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  4. Now we can kill her

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  5. OMG. i can't even. These look amazing. B is so lucky, and so are his roommates!

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    1. Well, it seems like your man can hold his own with cakes and icing haha ;)

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