Milk Chocolate Brownies

Monday, November 12, 2007
A classic brownie recipe loaded up with chopped milk chocolate candy bars.  Perfect to make after Halloween!

Milk Chocolate Brownies

1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Herhey's Dark Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoon scant salt
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 mini Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars, coarsely chopped, plus an additional 3 bars, coarsely chopped (Use better quality milk chocolate if you have a lot of money)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line an 8x11-inch baking dish with foil; coat foil with non-stick cooking spray.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove pan from heat and stir in unsweetened chocolate, until melted.

In a medium-sized bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and salt
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat together eggs, sugars, and vanilla, for 3 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in melted chocolate. Beat in flour mixture until combined. Stir in 5 chopped Hershey's bars, and reserve the additional 3.

Spread batter into prepared pan, and bake at 375 degrees, for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs attached. Sprinkle the leftover milk chocolate over brownies, and gently press into surface.
Plunge the brownie pan into a larger baking pan, filled with ice water. When cool, freeze brownies for 30-45, then slice into bars.

Yield: I believe it was 15 brownies.

10 comments on "Milk Chocolate Brownies"
  1. I am always looking for a good brownie recipe. Thanks!

  2. I'm trying so hard to be good, but recipes like this make me want to be really bad and eat lots of brownies!!!

  3. Those look good emily. I love crispy edges and chewy centers in all my baked goods. Yummy! Glad you updated, I was thinking you had disappeared! :-D

  4. Emiline,
    You and your brownies!! Another great recipe I can't wait to try! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Brownies are probably the one phobia I have with cooking. I haven't tried to make them for years because I could never get them right. They were either not done, or hard and crunchy. It's not like me to give up, but I did. Your brownies look delicious and I'm dying here (trying very hard to not eat sweets...)

  6. I love brownies. They're my first go to dessert on a plate. I will always grab a brownie!

    I'm with you though on the milk chocolate. I'm a dark chocolate girl at heart. But chocolate is chocolate unless you're talking about the white stuff which IS NOT!


  7. Yeah well, I think you cheated with your title a bit. I was ready to hate the recipe, because the only thing milk chocolate is good for is that it's less likely than the good dark stuff to kill a dog if he or she mistakenly eats it, but anyway...when I saw unsweetened chocolate AND cocoa in the recipe, I knew it would be good. So basically you used the milk chocolate as chips and an icing, which is good because baking with it is always a mistake. So you should have called them REGULAR GOOD BROWNIES MADE AS USUAL WITH DARK CHOCOLATE WITH SOME OLD LEFTOVER MILK CHOCOLATE THROWN IN BECAUSE I COULDN'T BEAR TO THROW IT AWAY.

    You'll never vote for my Croque again, will you?

  8. Emily- You're welcome.

    Deb- Brownies are good for the soul.

    Val- Trying to take it easy for a few days.

    Jenny- I love brownies.

    Kellypea- You should try again.

    Julie- Yeah, I really don't like milk that much. I think I might leave it out next time.

    Sue- My title really is wrong, because I just threw some milk chocolate in there. I thought about that.
    You really hate milk chocolate, don't you? I'm not crazy about it either, but I don't hate it.

    No, I will never vote for your croque again. It was a mistake in the first place.

  9. I'm with you - I can never get enough brownies. I also happen to be a genuine fan of milk chocolate, and these brownies sound fabulous to me!

  10. Em!!!

    I'll take it back, if you do...Your brownies LOOKED really good, the title was just misguided. Perhaps I was a bit blunt...