Best Brownies Ever {with a secret ingredient}

Apr 5th, 2013

So every once in a while I come across a recipe. A recipe that I love, love and go to all the time. Let’s just say, I stick with what I know!

These brownies, are just that. Amazing. And like the title states, they have a secret ingredient that I am about to share with you. This isn’t just any ingredient either. This is what absolutely makes these. So make sure your printer is hooked up or that you have pen and paper nearby because you are going to want to jot this one down…

Step one:
Grab your favorite brownie mix. I prefer Ghirardelli. And while you are at the store picking one of those up, make sure you grab two {2} symphony bars.
{I realize only one is pictured here but I did use 1 and 1/2 bars for this particular recipe!}
photo 1 (6)

Step 2: Make your brownies according to the box. Put only {HALF} of the batter into your 8×8 pan.
photo 2 (6)

Step 3: Lay your symphony bar {the secret ingredient} onto the batter.
On the left is the whole bar, on the right is pieces of the second. {I may have eaten the rest!}

photo 3 (6)

Step 4: Spread the rest of the batter onto the top of the chocolate bar. Mmmmmm.
{Just looking at this and knowing the delicious outcome makes my mouth water!}
photo 5 (6)
Step 5: Bake as directed and ENJOY!

{It will be really hard to let them cool all the way but you probably should. Just to be safe! ;-) }
If you are impatient, it might be a little too gooey to eat!


  1. HOLY COW Brooke! That looks AMAZING! :) Well played my friend, my thighs might be sad but my taste buds are SO EXCITED to try this out! THANKS! :D

  2. Yum! Great idea!

  3. They sound divine. I suspect they were all eaten before you could photograph them finished.

  4. We love this recipe at our house. Because of how rich it is, I only make it once or twice a year. My sister is the one who shared the recipe with me…In her neck of the woods they call it “crack brownies” as they are very addicting.

    Have a Fabulous Friday!
    Jenny @

  5. You’re kidding, right? Who thought this up? Wow, it sounds absolutely, incredibly delicious!! I don’t do desserts much, but this one I have to pin…and try. Thanks for sharing.
    Debbie :)

  6. The Yoder's Four says:

    **GASP** Ghirardelli brownies and Symphony bars are two of my most favorite things E V E R. Never thought to do this! Yummmm

  7. Wow….these look and sounds amazing. I know my hubby will like them!

  8. this is great thank you

  9. Shannon Whetstone says:

    When you make them, do you only bake for half the time for each half?

    • You bake the brownies all at the same time. You place your candy bar directly onto the batter. Then bake as directed on the box. Hope this helps! xoxo

  10. Brooke,
    Is there a particular reason you use Symphony bars? Would this work well with like a regular Hershey milk chocolate bar? I’ve never eaten a Symphony bar so I don’t know what I am missing.

  11. Briana King says:

    These looked so delicious! The more chocolate the better, right?! I’m making a batch right now but I used the xl size Reese bar! Hope they taste as amazing as they look! ????


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