How to Make Chia Brownie Brittle At Home Recipe


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Have you heard of Brownie Brittle?
It's chocolaty, it's crunchy & it's delicious! You may have seen bags of this dessert treat in specialty food stores, but why pay more? You can easily make low fat brownie brittle in your home with this recipe slide show.
See step-by-step with recipe instructions and photos how chia seeds make this dark chocolate delight even lower in fat. This recipe is a taste-tested favorite from the Test Kitchen.

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How to Make Chia Brownie Brittle At Home Recipe

  1. 1. How to Make Chia Brownie Brittle at Home Chia Brownie Brittle - Intensely Crunchy, Intensely Chocolaty! The MySeeds Test Kitchen presents the slide show recipe for this low fat treat. Have you heard of “Brownie Brittle”? Bags of this crunchy, chocolaty treat have been appearing in specialty food stores and higher end delicacy shops. Not technically a brittle nor a bark (a brittle is made with melted sugar of any type, and bark is poured-chocolate based) it’s a very thin crisp brownie, broken into shards. The thinness intensifies the chocolate flavor, and tiny chocolate chips are a nice surprise in every bite.
  2. 2. However, if you’ve bought brownie brittle before, you’ll know it can get costly. Planning a party? Better plan on more than one bag, in most circumstances. Guests love it for the novelty, hosts love it because you can pair it up with almost anything for a delicious dessert. It compliments coffee, ice cream, mousse, gelato, and even a thin spreading of peanut butter for kids. Why not save money by making your own brownie brittle at home? When you make chia brownie brittle, it’s much lower in fat and high on flavor. Chia Brownie Brittle is simple to put together, and bakes in 20 minutes. Surprise & indulge your guests with crisp, chocolaty brittle after a holiday dinner. Holiday dinners are usually pretty heavy, so not everyone will want a big or filling dessert. But, everyone may still want something sweet & crunchy to nibble on with coffee, tea, or even hot cocoa after dinner. Bring out this snappy brittle and everyone can enjoy a bite. Once you enjoy this slide show, you’ll be ready to make the easy recipe!
  3. 3. Starting steps you’ll need to prepare your brownie brittle 1. A large cookie sheet, like 11 x 17 inches (Sheet must be large enough to spread the brittle batter very thinly, or it won’t work) 2. Tin Foil is a MUST. You HAVE to line the cookie sheet with tin foil or else your brownie brittle will never come off the sheet 3. Pre heat the oven to 325 degrees Ingredients for Brownie Brittle (The slide show will show you how to mix & use all these ingredients step by step) Gather your ingredients together and start the show. ½ cup flour ½ cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder 1 dash salt ¼ tsp baking powder ½ cup sugar ½ cup mini chocolate chips 2 eggs (separated) 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp chia gel
  4. 4. Separate the eggs. Lightly whip the egg whites with a whisk, as shown. They should be lightly bubbly and frothy. You will not be using the yolks in this recipe, so you can set them aside for a different recipe, or discard. Add the ½ cup sugar to the egg whites. Stir in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons chia gel* to the mixture. You can whisk everything together as shown here. But what is chia gel? How does it benefit this and other recipes?
  5. 5. Chia gel is made from chia seeds. Chia seeds are the tiny seeds you see here with the tablespoon measure. They have no flavor of their own. If you mix them into a recipe, you won’t notice they’re there. This makes chia incredibly easy to use in anything you already like to eat. But why would you want to add chia seeds to your recipes? In the case of brownie brittle, they replace half the oil in the recipe! Brownie brittle tastes great, but is lower in fat thanks to the help of chia gel. The unique gelling property of the seeds allows them to replace half of the vegetable oil you’d normally use in this recipe, without changing the flavor or consistency. See how the seeds sit apart from each other in the spoon? That’s water around them, but it has been turned into gel by the soluble fiber on the outside of each seed. The brown or white shell you see in the photo is insoluble fiber. These two kinds of fiber help with digestion, without adding the heaviness of whole-wheat. How to make chia gel: 1 tablespoon of dry chia seeds 9 tablespoons of filtered water Just add the filtered water to the seeds in a re-sealable container. Shake or stir to prevent clumping. Wait 10 to 15 minutes…and your chia gel will be ready to use. It’s as easy as that!
  6. 6. Next, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Once the oven has pre heated to 325 degrees, you can combine the wet and dry ingredients. It’s important to bake this right away to achieve the best texture. Once the wet and dry ingredients are stirred together, add the mini chips. Stir just enough to combine, and you’re ready to spread the batter onto the prepared tin foil in your cookie sheet. (Be sure to spray cooking oil onto the tin foil to help it peel away when your brittle is done)
  7. 7. It’s important to spread thinly! You want crisp, snappy brittle so be sure to make it as thin as you can. That’s why the chocolate chips are mini – large chips would make the brittle too thick. Use a spatula to help spread the batter evenly over your cooking oil sprayed tin foil. Now you’re ready to bake! Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into squares. Return to the oven for 5 minutes and then let cool. The brittle should be crisp now. See how thin it is in the photo above. Peel the brittle from the foil and break into chocolate shards. TIP: If your batter was a little too thick in a few places, don’t worry! The center of the brittle can be especially prone to this. You can test the brittle by trying to break it. If it bends instead of snapping, it’s not done. It’s an easy fix! You can return it to an oven at 250 degrees for 20 minutes and then cool and break.
  8. 8. Where can you get chia seeds? Here at MySeeds, we are providing all sorts of fun, tasty & lower fat recipes with the power of chia. Since chia seeds do not have any flavor, it’s important that you are exposed to a great variety of cool chia seed recipes. Chia is great for your health, but it can get boring just drinking smoothies every day. How is chia great for your health? This is only a small fraction of the many benefits the chia seed has in store for you.        Chia has complete protein. That’s uncommon in plant sources, but its great news for vegetarians. Chia has more calcium by weight than milk. It also contains the trace mineral boron, which helps your body absorb calcium & put it to good use As you read earlier in the recipe, it has two kinds of fiber Chia has anti-oxidants, these help prevent free-radical damage and fight the signs of premature aging Omega 3! Chia is a super plant source of healthy omega 3 oil. Unlike fish, chia has no cholesterol or risk of heavy metals absorbed through polluted water B Vitamins are usually found in meat, but chia provides you with some B as well Magnesium – This mineral can help with over 22 different health conditions. It’s important to get enough magnesium in your diet, and chia is so easy to add to almost anything you already like to eat We’ve got loads of great chia articles, photos, recipes & videos at , plus we GIVE AWAY two different instant chia seed cook books with any size order of MySeeds chia. If you liked this recipe, you can get loads more for free within minutes when you choose MySeeds. We hope you enjoyed this fun recipe and that you can start saving money by making your own brownie brittle with chia seeds at home!