Who else is loving autumn? I’m definitely enjoying the colder weather after the insane summer we had. But most of all, I’m enjoying the warm sweaters, hot cups of tea and delicious baked goodies. It’s cinnamon season! As I’m typing this, I’ve got a mug of apple cinnamon tea sitting beside my keyboard. Autumn definitely is the cosiest season – and I love me some cosy.
The recipe I’ve got for you today definitely fits with this image, although there’s no cinnamon involved. Instead, you get lots and lots of chocolate!
This is a recipe I thought of a little while ago. I love Kinder Buenos and I think I was eating one when I suddenly thought: Kinder Bueno brownies! Best idea I ever had? Maybe. It’s definitely up there. Although I must admit I was a little surprised by how the soft hazelnutty stuff inside the Kinder Bueno changed consistency – that was not part of my plan. But apparently, the stuff hardens when you bake it! It’s not super tough, or anything, but it’s definitely no longer runny. Still definitely delicious, though.
As with any brownies, this recipe is very easy to make. I whipped it up right after I came home from work because I needed a sweet treat for friends who were coming over for dinner and a film. This was perfect because it takes very little time and the result is amazing. I took the leftovers with me to work and my co-workers were very happy with me that day!
You’ll need… (for 20 brownies)
- 200 g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
- 160 g sugar
- 125 g butter
- 3 eggs
- 70 g plain flour
- a pinch of salt
- 150 g Kinder Bueno
- 100 g Kinder chocolate bars (maxi or normal)
- baking tin (I used 20 x 24 cm)
- parchment paper (or just grease the tin very well)
- and an oven, of course! These brownies need to be baked at 150 °C (don’t forget to preheat your oven!)
So, let’s get baking!
1. Melt the chocolate You can melt the chocolate in the microwave, but I always prefer to melt it au bain marie style (don’t know what au bain marie is? I explain in this recipe)
2. Mix sugar and butter While the chocolate is melting the next order of business is to mix the sugar with the butter. For this recipe, you can just melt the butter (I used the microwave) and then mix it together with the sugar.
3. Add eggs So, now you’ve mixed the butter with the sugar it’s time to add the eggs one by one, and whisk them through.
4. Add flour and salt Once you’ve added the eggs and whisked them through your batter, you should add the flour and the pinch of salt to it, and mix the batter again.
5. Add melted chocolate Now, it’s time to add the pièce de résistance; the melted chocolate! Whisk this through as well until you’ve got a nice, smooth, chocolate-y mixture.
6. Add the Kinder chocolate Break up the Kinder Buenos and the Kinder chocolate bars and add them to the brownie mixture. Fold them through until it’s all evenly mixed.
7. Transfer batter to tin Prepare your tin by either lining it with parchment paper or greasing and flouring it. Transfer the batter into the tin and make sure it’s evenly divided over the entire tin.
8. Bake! Put the tin into the preheated oven and bake the brownies for 25 minutes. Insert a skewer to check if it’s done – if it comes out a little moist, but clean, your brownies are done! If the skewer comes out wet, bake for another few minutes. Take the tin out of the oven and let the big brownie cool down within the tin. Once it’s almost completely cooled down, you can cut it into pieces.
And that’s it! Enjoy your delicious Kinder Bueno brownies!