I’ve long been a fan of chocolate brownies thanks to their bite-sized pieces and rich, fudgey texture. But now that I’ve made these Mars Bar brownies, I just don’t think I can go back to the originals!
I came up with this recipe in an attempt to use five Mars Bars I’d purchased on sale that kept saying “eat me!” each time I walked into our pantry. The temptation was getting a little too much, so I decided to chop them up and add them to my favourite brownie recipe – problem solved!
This is a super simple brownie recipe. You can add all of the Mars Bars to the batter and stir them through; alternatively, you can set some aside to sprinkle over the top of the brownies before popping them into the oven. The caramel inside the Mars Bars melts while they bake and the exposed pieces get a yummy crust which makes each bite just amazing. It’s best to let the brownies set in the tin before removing to cut into pieces. However, if you just can’t wait to try them (and I don’t blame you!), they are fabulous and gooey when eaten warm – especially with a scoop of ice-cream!
Makes: 16 pieces
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins + 2 hours to cool
Total Time: 2 hours 50 mins
- 150 g unsalted butter
- ¾ cup cocoa
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup plain flour
- 5 x 53 g Mars Bars, roughly chopped
- Preheat your oven to 160°C and line the base and sides of a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter, cocoa and sugar over a low heat, stirring to combine.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the vanilla extract and eggs, and whisk the mixture.
- Sift the flour into the saucepan and whisk to combine.
- Add the Mars Bar pieces to the brownie mixture and gently stir through to combine.
- Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared tin and use a spatula to gently spread it evenly.
- Place the brownies into the oven to bake for 35 minutes.
- Carefully remove the cooked brownies from the oven and allow them to cool in the tin before removing. Cut into small pieces.
● If you don’t want your brownies to be gooey, make sure you let them cool completely in the tin to set.
Lauren is the creator of the blog Create Bake Make where she shares simple delicious and most importantly easy recipes that the kids can help make and the entire family will enjoy. A keen home baker, Lauren is also a mum to three boys, so when she isn't breaking up arguments over toy trucks, you will find her in the kitchen baking up a storm! In her rare quiet moments, you will find her curled up with a book or the latest magazine, enjoying a hot coffee or indulging in her slight online shopping addiction.