Sometimes we all want something sweet, but are not really feeling something as heavy as a brownie or a cookie. But is there a middle ground? We’re pleased to report that yes! There is! And that middle ground is brownie brittle.
Brownie brittle is a hybrid between a brownie and a crunchy cookie! It’s a super thin cookie that is ultra chocolatey that is sure to delight your taste buds.
They’re popping up in stores everywhere, in tons of different flavor combinations, but we all know that there is nothing like homemade!
Below, you’ll find 15 of the most delicious and easy brownie brittle recipes, and some are even gluten-free and keto friendly! Let’s take a look.
One of the best ways to describe brownie brittle is that it’s basically all crispy brownie edge, and we’re sure you’d agree that’s the best part of a brownie.
This recipe is super easy to make, and is a great snack to enjoy with a coffee, as well as a fun dessert to whip up for a dinner party. For decadent deliciousness, why not crumble some brittle over the top of an ice cream scoop and drizzle with caramel sauce?
This brownie bark has all the crunch of brownie brittle, and all the fudge of a traditional brownie.
While there are plenty of mixes out there that help you make brownie brittle at home, this recipe is just as easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. Plus, this recipe is naturally gluten-free and free of refined sugar too!
3. Brownie Bark
This brownie bark recipe makes crunchy, easy-to-make brownie brittle that tastes great and has an excellent snap!
The batter for this brownie bark couldn’t be easier to make, just spread it thinly and evenly on the pan, and just keep an eye on it while it bakes in the oven.
Then cut the pieces in the pan while the mixture is still hot, and drizzle some dark chocolate over the top for good measure.
This version of the beloved brownie brittle is topped with nuts and chocolate chips, but can be customized to add any toppings you want!
This brownie brittle recipe has a salted caramel twist. The brittle has a similar texture to peanut brittle, but is easier on your teeth.
To achieve true brownie brittle thinness, the mix needs to be spread super thin. This salted caramel brownie brittle tastes almost identical to store-bought brownie brittle, but because you’ve made it yourself, it will taste so much better!
You can add chocolate chips and nuts to this brittle as well as salted caramel chips, and this recipe calls for Kroger store brand salted caramel chips as well as Hershey’s Sea Salt Caramel Chips.
To make this homemade brownie brittle recipe, just whip up a simple brownie batter, spread thinly, and bake with a dusting of powdered sugar.
While this is a delicious, elegant treat that can be enjoyed anytime, we think the dusting of powdered sugar gives this brownie brittle a snowy, Christmassy look!
If your favorite part of a brownie is the edges, then this brownie crisp recipe (that claims to be better than store bought) is for you. It’s the perfect combination of crispiness and chewiness. Just remember that the thinner the batter, the better!
These brownie crisps are not just easy to make, but quick to whip up and so addictive! All you need to get started is a bowl and a whisk.
As always, the golden rule with this recipe is to spread the batter as thinly as possible.
Many people find with their first attempt at making brownie brittle that the brownie comes out soft and cake-like, but with this recipe you’re sure to get thin brittle with a good snap.
This brownie brittle isn’t just gluten-free, but you can have a batch ready to eat in just 30 minutes! It’s delicious on its own, but the deliciousness is cranked up when you sprinkle ½ a cup of chocolate chips or chopped nuts over the top.
Any more than ½ a cup and you risk overwhelming the brittle.
We love this recipe because the thinly spread mixture becomes crispy with just a little chewiness. Plus, the deep chocolate flavor comes from cocoa powder rather than melted chocolate without making it too rich.
This sweet and salty brownie and butter toffee brittle is mouth-wateringly spectacular! This brownie brittle has chewy chocolate with a delicious buttery toffee layer.
The savory aspect of this recipe is down to the sprinkle of salt and salted pretzel pieces… and Dark Chocolate Wavy Lays potato chips!
We know what you’re thinking, potato and chocolate is a strange combination, but just give this recipe a try, and you’ll see what we mean!
This brownie bark is that odd but delicious combination of chewy and crispy and is topped with everybody’s favorite candy… M&Ms! And of course, a drizzle of melted chocolate for good measure.
The addition of M&Ms just makes brownie bark more exciting. Like traditional brownies it’s moist and gooey but with crisp edges. Plus, the M&Ms give this brownie bark extra crunch! Trust us, this is the dessert you didn’t know you needed.
This brownie bark recipe is for all of you who love the edges of a brownie! With this recipe, you’ll no longer need to request the corner piece. This brownie bark recipe is all corner piece!
This recipe is easy to make and can be whipped up quickly. It has all the chewiness and chocolatey goodness of a brownie, but has the crunch of brownie bark. This all makes for one crispy, chewy, chocolatey masterpiece that it’s hard to keep your hands off!
We know what you’re thinking… a keto brownie? Is that really a thing? We’re pleased to report that, yes, it is!
This recipe features chocolate brownie batter that is low in carbs, spread thin, and then baked until it is crisp. Since it is keto, it’s also sugar-free and free of grains too.
While we all love brownies, everybody has a different preference.
We’ve already mentioned how some people prefer the edges of a brownie, while some love them to be fudgy and gooey, while others like their brownies on the softer, spongier side. But this keto brownie bark is pure, crispy, corner-slice goodness from start to finish.
This brownie brittle recipe topped with chocolate chips and toffee bits has the right amount of crunch, and less fat and calories than store bought brittle.
This recipe also uses white whole wheat flour to make it whole grain healthier. It also uses a Stevia baking blend for less sugar and calories, and espresso powder, so the brittle isn’t overly sweet.
Top with mini chocolate chips and toffee bits, and you’re left with delightful squares that are the perfect chocolate indulgence. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to bake! What’s not to love?
Our last brownie brittle recipe has a refreshing, minty twist that makes it ideal for the holidays! You can either serve it at a holiday party, or make it as a homemade gift, just be sure to make plenty because everyone is going to want some!
To make this peppermint brownie brittle as crispy as possible, reduce some fat by swapping out egg whites for whole eggs. Think of how crispy sheets of fluffy, baked meringues are, and you’ll see why this makes sense!
Limiting the amount of fat you use in this recipe helps to keep the mixture dry and crispy, as fat is a tenderizer that can turn the mixture soft. Also double up on flour and swap out melted bittersweet, or unsweetened chocolate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Brownie Brittle Healthy?
Brownie brittle is the perfect light and sweet snack if you’re craving something chocolatey before bed, or while you’re studying or working. Plus, brownie brittle is a bit more guilt free than some other sweet treats.
Most brownie brittle recipes are only 120 calories per serving, which is a lot fewer calories than your average chocolate brownies that have 130 calories more.
Weight Watchers once even named brownie brittle their ‘hot snack.’ If you’re watching your weight and want something sweet, why not treat yourself with brownie brittle?
Is Brownie Brittle Meant To Be Hard?
Some recipes will differ, but generally brownie brittle is meant to have a snap, and be crunchy and crispy. Therefore, it should be hard. Your brownie brittle may seem moist when you first take it out of the oven, but as it cools it should harden and crisp.
How Do You Store Brownie Brittle?
The best way to store brownie brittle is in an airtight container at room temperature. You can store brownie brittle for up to 10 days.
If you’re a fan of the corner pieces of brownies and wish brownies were all corner piece, then look no further than brownie brittle! It’s crispy, crunchy, chocolatey and can be topped with anything from M&Ms to salted caramel.