Valentine’s Day calls for a new brownie recipe!! I had a request from a reader to make brownies that have a crunchy top. After some research, I was able to make a pretty great batch. These brownies are chewy with a crunchy top and a rich fudge-y, chocolate-y taste! The secret to making the top crunchy is the chocolate chips which get melted and added to the batter.
Crunchy Top Brownies
In a small saucepan, melt:
- 1/3 cup butter
Add the butter into a mixing bowl with:
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
Mix well. Then add:
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt (equal to 2 eggs)
Mix well, then add in:
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
Mix well and then add the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
Bake at 325 degrees F in a parchment lined 8 by 8 pan for 30-35 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
Recipe Note: If you want to have these with a different twist, replace 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips with mint chocolate chips to make mint brownies!