With Christmas comes presents, and more often than not lots of chocolates! Yummy! However, usually in the New Year lots of us want to have a chocolate and indulgence detox, and this means that a lot of chocolates either get demolished before December 31st, in a mad eating up frenzy OR, in my case, get put away in my cupboard and I will think up ways of baking with them during those first few months of the new year.
My easy brownie recipe which is the easiest recipe in the whole wide world ever, is also not too fattening if it is made using just the 3 ingredients which form its base: chocolate spread, 2 eggs and flour (yes, really *that* simple!). However, if you have lots of leftover chocolates then you can incorporate them into this recipe very easily, which I have done in the past with creme eggs, malt loaf and even hot cross buns (you can search for these on my blog!).
So I was sent some Lindt Snowflake Chocolates with my Degustabox Uk delivery this month, and I had some white chocolate already, I decided to make some Double Chocolate Snowflake Brownies, and here they are!
- 1 x 400g jar of chocolate spread
- 2 eggs
- 100g self raising flour
- 100g low fat cream cheese
- 100g white chocolate - melted
- 6 Lindt chocolate snowflakes
- Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
- Grease and line a 8 x 8 inch baking tin - I used a square one
- Place the chocolate spread, eggs and flour into the bowl of a free standing mixer (or in a bowl and use an electric whisk/wooden spoon) and mix until all the ingredients are combined
- Add the cream cheese and melted white chocolate and give it a quick mix to allow a marbled effect
- Pour this into the prepared baking tin and smooth over
- Place the Lindt chocolate snowflakes on the top
- Put in the oven and cook for about 20-25 minutes
- Remove and allow to cool completely before removing from the tin and then cut into squares
I have these to my friend Lisa who had just given birth to her new gorgeous baby daughter, and she LOVED them and has been asking me for the recipe ever since – so here you are Lisa!! Luckily, when you are a new Mum and breastfeeding, eating lots of Double Chocolate Snowflake Brownie is allowed of course!!!
I hope this has inspired you to make some Christmas leftover chocolate brownies yourself – stay tuned for some of my own in the new year I would imagine!
I was sent a Degustabox for the purpose of a review.