Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps

These Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps are a cross between a cookie and a brownie…and they’re absolutely delicious!

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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.

These Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps are a cross between a cookie and a brownie...and they're absolutely delicious!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!

These Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps are a cross between a cookie and a brownie...and they're absolutely delicious!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!

These Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps are a cross between a cookie and a brownie...and they're absolutely delicious!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!

These Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps are a cross between a cookie and a brownie...and they're absolutely delicious!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!

These Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps are a cross between a cookie and a brownie...and they're absolutely delicious!

Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps

These Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps are a cross between a cookie and a brownie...and they're absolutely delicious!
5 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 232kcal



  • 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.

These Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps are a cross between a cookie and a brownie...and they're absolutely delicious!

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  1. 5 stars
    My husband is a big lover of Heath Bar and brownies, so this is right up his alley, David! I don’t know if he loves the edge bits the best but I am pretty sure I would turn around (while this is still warm on the tray, just out of the oven) and this would be all gone. Definitely a winner! Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Your husband and I share the same dessert tastebuds then, Katerina! I love anything with toffee – and I can’t resist a good Heath or Skor Bar. Yum! Something else I can’t resist? These brownie crisps. They’re SO good. I highly recommend making a batch.

  2. 5 stars
    ‘Edge only’ brownie pan? What the what?? How cool is that? Right there with ya! The crispy bits are delicious on allll the things, especially brownies. This is a brilliant recipe and I’m pretty confident I could work through the whole batch pretty quickly! Pinned! Happy (almost) weekend, my friend 🙂

    1. Oh, the edge-only brownie pan is a genius invention! Apparently there are other people out there who share the same feelings about brownie edges. 🙂 Although I have to say that brownie crisps are pretty darned fantastic. Think cookie+ brownie rolled up in one!

  3. So- I’m sitting here pondering… if someone were to wait for this to cool, and it’s too hard to cut up- then, it’ll count as a large Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisp for one?
    Btw- before you ban yourself from making these- make one more batch ( no need to cut it up) and I’ll have my drone outside to grab it?
    This sounds amazing! Especially seeing I’m still struggling in the baking dept! And the thought of my fav candy on these… ooooh swoon! Also, btw – if that’s the brownie edge maker we sent, I’m so immensely glad to hear that you are enjoying it! When we do come up after rona to sample endless cups of coffee from your fancy coffee maker, I’ll bring the waffles and we can sandwich them with Chocolate Toffee Brownie Crisps to enjoy with those cups of java?
    Happy weekend to all of y’all!

    1. I think you’re onto something here, Shashi. Imagine just walking around with a giant brownie crisp. That sounds like a fun dessert! And good luck sending your drone up – it’ll have to battle me for a bite. 🙂

      Yes, that is indeed the brownie pan that you sent up! We love it! And the thought of waffles, coffee and brownie crisps sounds fantastic. Let’s make that happen! Hope you and Lil S have a good weekend down there – good luck with the house hunting!

  4. 5 stars
    This is such a fun idea, David! Not only do the crisps look addictive on their own, they’d make such a fun addition to a bowl of ice cream!

    1. Oooo…you’re onto something with brownie crisps and ice cream. We may need to make that happen! 🙂 Thanks for the idea, Marissa!

  5. 5 stars
    I absolutely love the name of this recipe – I mean, these are four great words, are they not? Separately, they all make me very happy, so I can only imagine how delicious they are together! 😀 Yum, David! I always love your creative and delicious ideas!

    1. Haha! Chocolate toffee brownie crisps make me happy, too, Alex. 🙂 I must say this is a new favorite recipe – good luck eating just one (pan) of these crisps!

  6. 5 stars
    David, I don’t consider myself to be a baker, but I do love to make bread and cookies. That makes this perfect baking project for me.
    You left out Daim bars, the Swedish toffee bar treat. Maybe you have not had one, maybe you don’t get them there. Anyway, I’m also a lover of toffee candy bars. Do you know what “Skor” in Swedish translates to? Shoe! But if you spell it “Skör” it translates to edge or thin. Oh, I do go on, sorry about that. Great recipe.

    1. If you are a bread and cookie baker, then you can totally consider yourself a baker, Ron! I highly suggest adding brownie crisps to your baking repertoire! As far as Daim bars, I’m not familiar with them. I love all things toffee, but I don’t think I’ve stumbled across those yet. I’ll have to keep an eye out!

      And Skör translates to thin? What a funny coincidence! I love learning fun little tidbits like that. Thanks for sharing, my friend!

    1. I think you’re onto something with the ice cream, Matt! A scoop of good homemade vanilla ice cream with one of these brownie crisps stuck in the top would be a fun dessert. Oh, let’s make it 2 scoops! 🙂 Hope the move went well for you guys!

  7. 5 stars
    I’m so with you on the brownie edges. The best! Wishing I had a plate of this deliciousness in front of me right now. Would be a great weekend treat. 🙂 ~Valentina

    1. These brownie crisps don’t last long around here, Valentina! I can’t make this recipe too often because I eat it all too fast. Haha! 🙂

    1. Yes! Try these out, Dawn. Brownie crisps are fun from the store, but I find the price to be rather expensive. So much easier to bake these in your kitchen instead! Plus, you can play with the flavors…like adding toffee chips. 🙂

    1. Oh, if you make this when no-one is around, then you’ll end up eating the whole pan by yourself. Trust me. It can happen. Haha! Either way, brownie crisps are a fun treat. Thanks, Kathy!

  8. 5 stars
    Yep, these are PERFECT. My mouth is watering over here David!!!! What a genius idea, this is definitely a dessert that would not last long at all at my house. 😋. (And a pan that only makes brownie edges??! Whoever thought of that is a genius!)

    1. Yes! A pan that only makes brownie edges is quite ingenious…and also dangerous since I eat the whole batch. haha! These crisps are also quite dangerous. They didn’t last long at all around here! They’re so light and crispy that you just can’t stop snacking. 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    I bet these brownie crisps would be impossible to stop eating in our house too! I can see Lynne and I enjoying these paired with some plain ice cream. Hope you have a great week David!

    1. You know, that’s a great idea, Neil! Crumbling some of these brownie crisps on top of vanilla ice cream would be delicious. Now I have to make another batch! Of course, the challenge will be to keep from eating all of the crisps before they make their way to the ice cream. Hah!

  10. 5 stars
    Thought one of these reviews ought to be by someone who had actually made the cookies 😜
    They really are delicious and quite easy to make. Thanks very much for the recipe!

    1. Thanks so much, Janet! I’m really glad you enjoyed this recipe…these are fun to make (and way too easy to eat, too!) 🙂

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