Toffee Brownie Bark

toffee brownie bark

Now that our nest is empty I am not a big Costco shopper.  In fact, Jim is usually the one who makes our Costco runs to stock up on Green Smoothie ingredients and toilet paper once or twice a month. Well, over the holidays I needed to make a trip to Costco and I discovered something pretty amazing.  It was something called Brownie Brittle  Yea, pretty amazing stuff!

I put it out at a holiday party in a bowl – it doesn’t look like anything special but let me tell you once people started eating it they couldn’t stop.  If you like the edges of brownies, you know the crispy stuffy, you are going to LOVE this.  I promise.

Toffee Brownie Bark

So of course I had to see if I could figure out how to make it myself.  It’s just this thing I do.  Thanks to Cookie Madness I didn’t have to work too hard! I  adapted my version from her recipe.  She calls it Bark instead of Brittle. I tweeked her recipe just a bit and just added a coating of toffee bits to turn it into Toffee Brownie Bark.  Already thinking up some other fun combinations.

Toffee Brownie Bark

The biggest trick is to get the batter spread as thin as you possibly can in your pan.  I used my  13 x 18 cookie sheet and lined it with a silphat.  You can also use parchment paper. I then sprinkled it with toffee bits for extra goodness.

Toffee Brownie Bark

After baking for 20 minutes you remove it and cut it with a pizza cutter into “shard” shaped pieces. Then put it back in the oven to bake a bit longer.

Toffee Brownie BarkLet it cool completely and then break it into pieces.  It comes out nice and crispy!!

Toffee Brownie BarkMy husband said it was great but didn’t taste exactly like what I had bought at Costco but really, who can remember exactly how something tasted that you ate 5 months ago.  I just remember it being delicious and  I thought my version was pretty darn good and so did the neighbor kids when I took a bowl out to the basketball game going on in the cul de sac.  There were no complaints from them!  Maybe I’ll have to buy another bag from Costco and do a taste test.
Toffee Brownie Bark

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Enjoy!

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Toffee Brownie Bark

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 2 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1/4 ts vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp non-fat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 C flour (sift before measuring)
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips plus extra for sprinkling on top
  • 1/2 C toffee bits

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with a silphat mat or parchment paper.
  • In a bowl whisk the egg whites until foamy
  • Add in sugar and then cocoa powder, oil and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add in salt, baking powder and powdered milk
  • Add the flour and stir until smooth.
  • Add in 1/2 C chocolate chips
  • Pour batter onto lined cookie sheet and spread as thinly as possible with back of spoon.
  • Sprinkle with a few more chocolate chips to fill in the holes and then sprinkle with toffee bits.
  • Bake in a 325 oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and use a pizza cutter to cut into "shrad" shaped pieces.
  • Return to oven for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove form oven and cool. Break into pieces.
  • If any of the pieces are too thick and chewy you can return them to the oven at 250 degrees for 20 more minutes and then re-cool.
  • If your batter is thin enough though you shouldn't have a problem.

 

 

Comments

  1. 1

    Brilliant! Sounds so yummy right now.
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  2. 2
    Lisa says:

    Oh my! This looks delicious! My hubby will love these. He’s the one that always wants the crunchy edge of the brownies. :) Thanks for sharing!
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    Lolly Jane says:

    Looks delish, LA!
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  4. 4
    Mary Lynn says:

    Do you know how many bags of Brownie Brittle we bought from Costcos? I lost count. We gave all our friends a bag with their other treats to take home. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  5. 5
    Maegan L. says:

    Those look DELICIOUS! Following you on Pinterest now. :-) If you’re interested, I’d love for you to link this up to my Tutorial Tuesday Blog Hop.
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  6. 6

    They look delish!
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  7. 7
    Robyn Neville says:

    mmm, mmm good. Brownies and toffee…simply devine. I will have to put this on the short list of treats to try. I like the suggestion of the sillpat under it.

  8. 8
    Heidi says:

    This earned an immediate print – I will try it out this weekend!
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    • 8.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      Can’t wait to hear what you think!

      • 8.1.1
        Heidi says:

        Completely delicious!!! I made a batch yesterday and it was scarfed by my kids and coworkers. Love the texture and the flavor. I realized later that I inadvertently left the dry milk out, and I don’t think it made a difference. Or at least, the results were what I expected and I don’t feel like the milk would have changed it substantially. These are going in the favorites pile, along with the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I make those often and they are a hit every time.

        • Leigh Anne says:

          I am so glad you liked them. I always hold your opinion in high regard!! As I put the powdered milk in I thought to myself – I probably don’t need this! Good to know I don’t.
          Thanks Heidi!!

  9. 9
    Joanne B. says:

    We happened to try that Brownie Brittle from Costco as well! Dee-lish, I must say! But after looking at the ingredients -I am pretty sure sugar is # w1 – we renamed it “Sugar Brittle” and that first bag we bought was also our last! It was like crack- not that I know what crack is, but I can just imagine, because it was sooooo addicting…Sugar will do that to you! I am anxious to try your version because 2/3 cup of sugar is certainly reasonable! Thanks for experimenting and coming up with a healthier version!

  10. 10

    This sounds incredible, and I really like your picture tutorial! Thanks for sharing :)
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  11. 11

    Leigh Anne, this is way cool! I love this technique on the brownie! But, I can’t believe I’ve passed this up at Costco…I’m there at least once a week– they all know me by name!
    Gloria @ Simply Gloria recently posted..Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

  12. 12

    Ho boy, I’m trying to lose that last 5 lbs and this won’t help me a bit! Looks wonderful…so evil :)
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    • 12.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      jennifer, Guess I should add a disclaimer to the post that I am not response for any potential weight gain from making this recipe. It is one of those that once you start eating it, it’s hard to stop!!

  13. 13

    You beat me to it! I had it on my list of things to do, making Brownie Brittle. Looks like you mastered it-Thank you for sharing! Beautiful site too! :)

  14. 14
    Heather may says:

    Ummmm…two words come to mind…HOLY CRAP! This looks awesome and something I HAVE to take the the next family get together..They will totally think I can bake!!! Your newest follower and a bit jealous at the moment!
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  15. 15

    Yummy!!
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  16. 16

    Totally pinned this so I can reference back and make these !!!

  17. 17

    Heavens to Betsy, that sounds like heaven on earth!!!
    Pinning…. :)
    Woot-woot!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
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  18. 18

    Yum!!! :) Looks fantastic! :)
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  19. 19
    bettyl says:

    That looks sooo yummy! Thanks for the recipes.
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  20. 20
    Jessie says:

    This looks heavenly! And seems pretty easy too.. I HAVE to make some for a party I’m having here soon! pinning :) Thanks for sharing the fabulous recipe.
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  21. 21

    Oh good golly! I found yu over at Crafty Blog Stalker Thursday Linky Party. So glad I did! These look amazing! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!!!
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  22. 22
    Paula J says:

    Ok now I need chocolate!!
    Thanks for sharing your recipes for WW :)

  23. 23
    Abby says:

    Thanks for sharing…I think. This looks way too delicious for my current clean eating/diet goals. Yum!
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  24. 24

    Toffee and brownies? I am so in. I may have to try a few bathes before I share with anyone…you know, testing it to make it perfect :-).
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  25. 25

    What a great recipe! I think I would have a hard time stopping also! Thank you for joining Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and VOTE on Sunday!
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  26. 26
    lisa says:

    Mmmm, looks amazing! I could definitely indulge on this!

  27. 27
    bj says:

    I. WANT. SOME. !! :)
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  28. 28
    Miz Helen says:

    Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen
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  29. 29

    This sounds much better then my veggies crunchers that I am eating right now. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and can’t wait to see what you will bring next week.
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  30. 30
    Emily says:

    Looks delicious to me!! I might give it a try.

    I’m pinned this and featured it on my blog today! Thanks for linking up last week.
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  31. 31

    Wow! This looks crazy good! Pinned and sharing on Facebook later! Thanks for sharing at Mom On Timeout!
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  32. 32
    Michelle says:

    We don’t have Costco, so I’m not familiar with the brittle product, but I’ll take your word that it’s good. I’ll also take your word that your version is good. Because, really, how could it not be?! Chocolate, toffee, brownies. Yum! Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.
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  33. 33
    Katie Adams says:

    This recipe looks AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. I have featured this recipe and would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. You deserve it! Can’t wait to see what you share next time! Blog Stalking Thursday Features
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  34. 34

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it…I love brownies and toffee. Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)
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  35. 35
    Katie says:

    Thank you for sharing your yummy toffee brownie bark at A Crafty Soiree! It looks so good, I love toffee anything. I’ve featured your project in the week’s party post. It will be up at midnight EST tonight and I hope you’ll come by to see it and share more of your projects.
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  36. 36
    Rebecca says:

    I wanted to thank you for this great recipe! I made several changes for a healthier version that my family can have, and it still tasted fabulous! Most of the time, we try and eat refined sugar free and dairy free (and often gluten free). This looked so good to me that I had to try it! I used coconut sugar instead of sugar, melted coconut oil instead of canola oil, whole wheat pastry flour (and I bet it would still work with a gluten free flour), and chopped up half of a healthy chocolate bar in place of chocolate chips. I left out the toffee and powdered milk. Even with all of those changes, we loved it!! It is such a nice change from your typical cookies or cakes…and very addicting! :) Thank you so much!!

  37. 37
    Krista Low says:

    Oh man darlin’! I think I just need to take up permanent residence with you! This recipe looks absolutely amazing. Please keep sharing such fabulous creations with us! Krista @ A Handful of Everything
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  38. 38
    Shauna says:

    This looks soooo good. I’m sure it smells amazing too. I saw this pic from Katie’s Nesting Spot.
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  39. 39

    Yum. I am definitely going to be making this.

  40. 40
    Shelli says:

    Loved these!!!!

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