These Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps are a cross between a cookie and a brownie…and they’re absolutely delicious!
If you look back at photos of brownies that I’ve posted over the years on this blog, you might notice one minor detail. You rarely (if ever) see photos of the edge pieces. There are two reasons why this is the case: (1) Edge pieces don’t look as pretty in pictures. (2) Edge pieces taste the best. Chances are I sliced off a thin 1/2″ border all the way around the tray of brownies…and then ate that border. Gotta get rid of the evidence, right? Either that, or you could say those edges are treats for the baker. Either way, I get to eat the brownie edges, and that makes me happy.
Some years ago, a good friend gave me an “edge-only” brownie pan. I love that thing! This ingeniously designed pan only bakes brownie edge pieces. Now I get that some of you out there might not feel the same way about brownie edges. That’s ok. I get it. It takes two to make a thing go right. You can eat the center pieces. I’ll eat the edge pieces. Everyone will be happy.
Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps
Given my love for those crispy nubbins on the edge pieces of brownies, it was basically a given that brownie crisps would be a huge hit in our house. These things were impossible to stop eating! Brownie crisps are essentially brownie batter that has been thinned out so that it is easily spreadable. From there, you just spread the batter onto two sheet pans and bake it at a low temperature for ~30 minutes. Let the baker beware, though: you won’t be able to eat just one (pan) of these Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps!
As if crispy cookies that taste like brownies wasn’t enough, I decided to sprinkle the tops of these brownies with chopped toffee bits. My favorite candy bar is anything that involves toffee: Heath Bar, Skor Bar, etc. Those things are just not safe around our house! And those chocolate shops that sell chocolate-covered toffee by the pound? Forget it. I have to forbid myself from even stepping foot into those places!
Come to think of it, I might have to forbid myself from making these Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps again. I won’t admit how fast these two pans disappeared! The coolest thing about this recipe is that you can adapt it to your tastes. Just use the brownie base, and then add whatever toppings you like. Nuts, M&Ms, peanut butter baking chips, coconut, sea salt, Andes mints, sprinkles. They’d all be acceptable toppings for these brownie crisps!
One little tip about baking these Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps: you’re gonna want to slice ’em while they’re still hot. If you let the whole tray cool, you’ll have a heck of a time breaking the crisps into uniform pieces. Of course, rustic pieces are totally ok, too…after all, they’re not gonna last very long anyways! Happy baking, my friends!
Did you bake a batch of these Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog). I’d love to see your creations!
Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 large egg whites
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 3 Tbsp milk
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup toffee baking bits
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper; set pans aside.
- Using a large, microwave safe bowl, add butter and chocolate chips. Microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until butter and chocolate are completely melted.
- Add sugar and cocoa powder; stir until well combined.
- Add egg whites and vanilla; stir until well combined.
- Using a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into the chocolate mixture in 3 additions, stirring well after each addition.
- Add milk; stir until well combined.
- Divide batter evenly between 2 prepared baking sheets.
- Using an offset spatula, spread batter evenly across each pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pans from oven and immediately cut into squares using a knife or pizza wheel. Do not separate pieces. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips and English toffee bits evenly on top of batter. Return pans to oven and continue baking for 5 more minutes.
- Remove pans from oven and let brownie crisps cool completely.
- Once cool, break crisps into pieces.
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