Luxury Chocolate Brownies

How about giving your Valentine a deliciously rich homemade baked gift this year?

Difficulty

Prep Time

5 -8 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes

Serves

Yield: 12 bars or 24 squares

Ingredients

1 tub SPAR Brownie mix (+200 ml SPAR milk as per instructions)

Add one of these ingredients

  • ·75 ml coconut + 1 slab peanut brittle, crushed OR
  • ·75 ml coconut + 49g bar Peppermint Crisp chocolate OR
  • ·75g tub glace cherries, chopped + 2 Lunch Bar chocolates OR
  • ·80 g slab white chocolate, chopped + 1 small jar Maraschino cherries, drained, rinsed and patted dry, then chopped

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 º C. Coat a medium size 5cm deep baking pan with non-stick baking spray, or line with a sheet of baking paper.
  2. Mix the basic Brownies according to the on-pack instructions.
  3. Gently blend in the additional ingredients and pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. Cool in the pan, then cut neatly into 12 equal-size bars.
  5. Transfer onto a rack and pack in layers when completely cooled.
  6. Sieve icing sugar over the top layer and close the box.

Hints & Tips

 If you bake this more than a day before, rather store in an airtight container until it is appropriate to pack them into the gift box.
There are many attractive gift-boxes available at home d├ęcor stores and stationers nowadays which you can line with a sheet of colourful tissue paper or cellophane.