Monday, January 17, 2011

Kit Kat Brownies



The time is always right to do what is right ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

I awoke to a strange noise this morning.  OK, it was 8:00 a.m but I was still hoping to sleep in a little longer.  It turns out the noise was the sound of a "do not park" sidewalk sign being collapsed and thrown in the back of a truck over and over.  The Sony Open was on this weekend near my house and I guess they were doing a little housekeeping.


After a quick breakfast I decided it was a great day for baking.  I always have a list of recipes I want to try but today I was asked to bake brownies by one of my daughters.  To make them a little different I though I would add a layer of Kit Kat chocolate bars.  I purchased the two of the King Size Kit Kat's that contain 12 bars per packet.  For a 9x13 pan I used 16 individual Kit Kat bars.  After covering the bottom of the brownie pan with non-stick baking paper I added a layer of brownie mix.  I then added two even layers of Kit Kats, and topped them with another layer of brownie mix.




Now for the confession.  I used a box mix to make these brownies.  A friend of mine used to own a coffee shop and she had the most incredible brownies for sale.  I asked her one day what the secret was to her moist, chocolaty brownies and she confessed that she bought the Ghirardelli mix in bulk from Costco.  From that time on I also purchased the Ghirardelli Chocolate Triple Chocolate - Semi-Sweet,  Milk, Bittersweet - Brownie Mix from Costco to make my brownies.  It works for me but please feel free to substitute your favorite brownie recipe.

So, there is no official recipe for these brownies but here is what I did.  I used two packets of brownie mix so that I could have enough to make a bottom layer and to cover the top layer of Kit Kats, and followed the directions on the box.  As I mentioned above I used one and a half packets of the King Size Kit Kat packets (16 sticks).  They baked for 50 minutes and they were pretty darn good, even if I do say so myself.







46 comments:

  1. But still.. you had a great idea to combine those things :) I think I would love such brownies

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  2. Looks yummy, twix would be good too! :)

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  3. What can be better than brownies with Kit Kats. I'm always looking for new recipes!

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  4. Oh, I really love kit kats...and always dig them out of the Halloween candy first! these sound great!

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  5. Really? You had to add kit kats?? =)

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  6. IMO there is no shame in taking shortcuts sometimes especially when the results are just as good if not better than home made. I love your idea of adding kit kats to brownies and the picture is gorgeous!

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  7. Wow - I could get in a lot of trouble with those. They look sooooo good! I'm your newest follower :)

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  8. Creative! I'm a fan of simple tastiness. Thanks for the fun recipe idea!

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  9. Who wouldnt want a brownie with a kit kat inside! Great idea!

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  10. Very clever! Love the idea of the kit kats for the extra texture and taste. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. A good recipe to keep in mind post Halloween when you have left over candy.

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  12. I've used the brownie mix you mentioned and it truly is delicious, but now you've sent it over the top with the middle layer of Kit Kat bars... Genius!

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  13. Hahah I made kit kat blonde brownies last week! These look great and so creative too!

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  14. I ran a starbucks like coffee shop at one of my accounts years ago and everything we made was from mixers.....they were doctored up a bit, but they were mixes. So thats not a bad thing.
    Your brownies look incredible, I would have loved a few with my coffee!

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  15. Brownies with stuff in the middle is always better than plain, but I never would have thought to do kit kats. Love it!

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  16. I buy the Costco sized Ghirardelli mix too! I love trying new brownie recipes, but anytime it's a recipe with a brownie mix in it I always use that...why wouldn't you want make a recipe just a little easier? Love the Kit Kat idea! Yum

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  17. Ok, so I'm smiling that a coffee shop uses boxed mixes. I love it. I also love the idea of your Kit Kat bars in the brownies. They look wonderful.

    Hope the Open isn't going to make life miserable for you for the next few days by snarling traffic!

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  18. Oh that ghirardelli mix is genius! Your brownies look so yummy and chocolatey!

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  19. I just posted a similar recipe for Peppermint Patty Brownies! I love the idea of putting candy in them :) Kit kats are one of my favorite candies, these look delicious. PS- I always used Ghirardelli boxed brownies as well (they are AWESOME), but last week I found a recipe on America's Test Kitchen for chewy brownies that comes really close!

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  20. I love candy bar inspired treats. My husband would love these. I wonder if you could trade out the candy bar for more variety? Either way these look delicious!

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  21. This looks like a kid favorite type of recipe. Kit Kats are easily one of my favorite candy bars and mixing them into a cookie is ever better!!

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  22. What a neat addition to brownies. They look wonderful.

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  23. You know what? I love the fact that you used a brownie mix instead of making these from scratch. The fact of the matter is, that we are all a little time poor - and if there is a simple option, why can't we take it? These look great - I'm only said that we don't have that brownie mix in Australia.

    Shari from www.goodfoodweek.blogspot.com

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  24. I love adding candy to desserts! These brownies look and sound delicious, I think I just drooled a little:)

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  25. I haven't had a Kit Kat in YEARS! You brought back memories! :D

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  26. i love kit kats...along with twix, snickers, butterfingers...oh the possibilities! =)

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  27. ooo I don't think this is diet friendly but it looks so good I don't care! I had no idea about the brownie mix either. Might have to give that a try.

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  28. There is never any shame in making brownies from a box. I can only imagine how indulgent these are between the Ghiradelli mix and the Kit Kats...they look amazing!

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  29. I love kit kats... adding them to brownies sounds magnificent! They look so yummy. :)

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  30. No you didn't! That's all I can say right now, I'm too busy trying to close my mouth, because these made my jaw drop! As if brownies couldn't get any better :)

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  31. Wow!!! I LOVE Kit Kats!!! And mix them with brownies and you have a winner. We use that same mix from Costco, and I have to admit that I like to eat it before it's cooked! Love the pic with the flower, just beautiful. You are amazing Felice!

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  32. Great invention. I think there should be an award for these things.

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  33. I can't even tell you how much I like Kit Kats! Mix them with brownies, why didn't I think of that. You must have been thinking of me when you made these. Thank You!
    -Gina-

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  34. Oh my goodness... this is the coolest brownies ever!!!!! Did you ever try it with Mars bar? would be lovely!

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  35. Wow, these look amazing! Next time I need chocolate overload, I'm doing this! Do the kit kats remain crunchy?

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  36. wow, great idea and wonderful make. thank you for sharing!!

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  37. Those look AMAZING! And yes, that is the best brownie mix ever. Brownies are one of those things that I think I really prefer the box version of.

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  38. Absolutely Genius!!! Love Love Love it!! Baking them and sending them as my Pay it forward for this year! Love it! Thanks so much for the share!

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  39. OMG! Love it. Kit Kat was always my favorite candy growing up.

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