Friday, December 6, 2013

Ferrero Rocher Brownies

Ferrero Rocher Brownies - made November 26, 2013
I'm no stranger to adding candy to brownies and it's par for the course after Halloween for me to add Twix, Snickers, Midnight Milky Ways, peanut butter cups, Rolos, Almond Joys and Milky Way Caramels to brownies and sometimes cookies.  But for some reason, it never occurred to me to add Ferrero Rochers. Maybe because I don't buy Ferrero Rocher that often because, unlike the other "grocery store" candy, I would actually eat Ferreros as is. So it's better for me not to have them in the house at all.
But I saw these on pinterest (where else?) and thought "why not?" Nothing like adding more decadence to a decadent brownie.  The pinterest recipe used the brownie recipe from Tartine which I have but the picture showed brownies with a crust so I decided not to go with that one. I'm not big on filmy crust on my brownies, especially since it reminds me of box mixes.
Instead, I used one of my favorite brownie recipes for doing candy add ins and that's this one from Tish Boyle's The Good Cookie. It's dense, moist, fudgy and holds add-ins very well.  Tish's original recipe calls for tucking peanut butter cups in the brownie and that's the "surprise" part when you bite into it.  Ferrero Rochers are a bit more prominent than peanut butter cups so they sit there, bold as brass, atop the brownie.  Which makes cutting them into neat squares and keeping the candy intact much easier since you can see exactly where they are and can cut accordingly.
I must say, I like this add-in better than any of the others I've used.  But again, that's because I like Ferrero Rochers. Using only a 4 x 4 pattern did make for large brownie squares though so next time I would arrange them as 4 x 5 to have smaller pieces.


  1. Oh man. I only eat maybe one Ferrero Rocher per year but this seems like a great idea.

    1. I'm the same way but a Ferrero Rocher indulgence now and again is never a bad thing :).

  2. WOW,..holy cow now that's what I call awesome cake. Thank you I will def bake this or ask someone to.