Over the Easter long weekend I had a craving for brownies, and lets face it, I really did need more chocolate (insert sarcasm here). I wanted to make them a bit special, and since I have a love affair with Tim Tams (and Oreos and caramel and coconut… you get the drift), I thought I couldn’t go wrong adding them into a brownie base.
I also wanted to make something fairly easy, as my enthusiastic little helper was bouncing off the walls on a sugar high and anything too complicated would have pushed us both right over the edge – so we decided to make easy Tim Tam Brownies.
As it was the little ninja may have stolen one or two pieces of Tim Tams before they reached the bowl, and if I’m to be honest I may have tried a little piece too.
The brownie base we used is a Donna Hay recipe called ‘Standby Brownies’ as they can easily be made with basic panty staples – you don’t need chocolate, just cocoa! These are dangerously easy to make, and take no time at all. I just LOVED the Tim Tam pieces inside the brownies and will admit to possibly trying more than my usual one slice.
If you are looking for a delicious treat this weekend, these must go straight to the top of your ‘To Bake’ list.
Tim Tam Brownies
- 1 x packet of Arnott's Tim Tams
- 150 g butter
- 1 ¼ cups of caster sugar
- ¾ cup of cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup plain flour
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees and line a 20cm square slice tin with baking paper (leaving paper long enough to overhang).
- Chop Tim Tams into large chunks - you still want to be able to bite into the Tim Tams in the brownies!
- In a medium saucepan add the butter, sugar and cocoa and stir together over a low heat until the butter has melted.
- Transfer to a large bowl and add the vanilla and eggs, whisking well as you combine.
- Sift the flour over the chocolate mixture and whisk to combine.
- Add the Tim Tams and stir through
- Spoon the mixture into the lined cake tin and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until the centre has just set.
- Cool brownies in the tin, remove using overhanging baking paper, cut into squares and enjoy!
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