Brownies Plus

(from NancyE’s recipe box)

Source: Joanne Fluke (from RecipeThing user Ryan77)

Categories: Bars


  • 6 one-ounce squares semi-sweet chocolate (or three quarters of a cup chocolate chips)
  • 1 cup butter (two sticks, 1/2 pound)
  • 2 cups white (granulated) sugar
  • 4 beaten eggs (just whip them up in a glass with a fork)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (pack it down in the cup when you measure it)
  • 5 to 7 three-ounce chocolate candy bars (I've used Nestle's Treasures Cappuccino Truffle Bars, Hershey's Symphony Bars, and Nestle's Crunch Bars - the number of bars depends on how many inches of you pan they will cover.)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F., rack in the middle position

  2. Prepare a 9-inch by 13-inch cake pan by lining it with a piece of foil large enough to flap over the sides. Spray the foil-lined pan with PAM or another onstick cooking spray.

  3. Microwave the chocolate squares (or chocolate chips) and butter in a microwave-safe mixing bowl for one minute. Stir. (Since chocolate frequently maintains it’s shape even when melted, you have to stir to make sure.) If it’s not melted, microwave for an additional 20 seconds and stir again. Repeat if necessary.

  4. Stir the sugar into the chocolate mixture. Feel the bowl. If it’s not so hot it’ll cook the eggs, add them now, stirring thoroughly. Mix in the vanilla extract.

  5. Mix in the flour and stir just until moistened.

  6. Spoon half of the batter into your prepared pan. Smooth it out with a rubber spatula.

  7. Unwrap the candy bars and place them on top of the batter. Make a single layer, and try to cover as much of the batter as you can. You may have to break a couple of the bars to fill in the gaps.

  8. Spoon the remaining batter on top of the candy bars, and use the rubber spatula to smooth it out.

  9. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes.

  10. Cool the Brownies Plus in the pan on a metal rack. When they are thoroughly cool, grasp the edges of the foil and lift the brownies out of the pan. Put them face down on a cutting board, peel the foil off the back, and cut them into brownie-sized pieces.

  11. Place the squares on a plate and dust lightly with powdered sugar if you wish.

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