Crunchie bar salted caramel brownies

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Gosh it’s been a long time since I managed to post a recipe on here. In my defence being a twin mummy keeps me busy. I’m also only in work 2 days a week now which means my audience for my bakes has been drastically reduced. Last weekend we were having a gathering of our NCT group to belatedly celebrate our babies’ first birthdays. I had seen this Sainsbury’s Magazine recipe a while ago, thought they looked amazing and promptly bought all the ingredients and then left them in the cupboard gathering dust for a good few months. So I decided our gathering was the perfect opportunity to put that right and give this recipe a go.
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Salted caramel brownies

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Happy bank holiday to you! I hope the bank holiday weekend has provided you with sunshine (however fleeting this may have been), relaxation and the opportunity to bake. Today was the first opportunity in quite a while that I had to bake. Life has been a little crazy recently with SATs tests to organise at school, residential visits, sponsored walks and car shopping.
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Salted Caramel Billionaire’s Flapjack

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This post comes with a warning. If you are on a diet, trying to avoid fat, trying to avoid sugar or trying to avoid your dentist this is not the recipe for you! This was an experiment. On our way home from Devon after the Easter weekend we stopped at a Morrisons where we picked up some Billionaire’s Flapjack (chocolate flapjack with a caramel topping). Mr Birdie then suggested I would like to try making my own. After a bit of investigation I decided to give it a go but add a salted caramel twist. This is by no means a perfected recipe as I think the proportions need a little tweaking. It went down well at work and was a revelation to my colleagues who had never tried salted caramel before. I used a 17 x 25cm rectangular baking tin however I think a slightly bigger one would have helped make the proportions better by reducing the thickness of the chocolate flapjack.
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Love Is In The Air – Salted Rolo Brownies

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Love is apparently giving your last Rolo to your loved one. Well there’s no need to share with these tasty brownies. If you fancy treating your Valentine to a yummy treat this is the recipe for you! I spotted this recipe on the Delicious Magazine website and immediately knew I had to make them. We have a long week coming up at school so hopefully these will keep my colleagues going tomorrow.

There seems to be a ‘salted’ craze at the moment. This is the first time I’ve made anything with a deliberate sprinkling of salt. I added 1/2 a teaspoon (less than suggested) as when I tasted the batter I could definitely taste the salt. The brownies weren’t overly salty and if I was making them again I would probably add a little more. This recipe will make 12 large or 24 small brownies. Delicious Magazine suggest serving them as a dessert with banana-pecan ice cream and an espresso martini but they’re just as nice with a cup of coffee. The finished brownies can be frozen for up to 3 months (if well wrapped).
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