Milk chocolate is synonymous with childhood. Smeared cheeks, sticky fingers, sweet breath and foil wrappers stowed away in books as treasures. It is only after we grow up that we banish the treat of our childhood and become fancy pants with dainty little squares of the darkest chocolate we can find.
I love my dark chocolate as much as the average person and no more. But sometimes, very ocassionally I will crave a Cadbury milk chocolate bar. Because it takes me back to my childhood when we used to wake with the smell of chocolate enveloping us. Every single morning. Even in the weekends. You see we lived next to the Cadbury chocolate factory and the smell, oh the smell is something I miss even to this day! Yesterday I was nostalgic. It was baking day. And these brownies were begging to be baked with a touch of my nostalgia — milk chocolate. They are simple and straightforward. They are fudgy and oozing molten chocolate. They are perfect for washing down with a glass of creamy milk. Milk mustaches and chocolate smeared cheeks. Yes, that is what we all need once in a while.
MILK CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
A luscious fudgy brownie recipe that is velveteen personified with the creamy tones of milk chocolate and a smattering of macadamia bits.
Makes - 20 squares
200g salted butter
350g milk chocolate
120g brown sugar
50g plain flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
handful of crushed macadamias
Preheat oven to 190C. Line a brownie pan or 8 inch square cake pan with baking paper.
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter on low heat. Add milk chocolate and cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and glossy. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar with a hand blender until fluffy and pale. Add the flour and macadamia. Mix again. Add the chocolate butter mixture and cocoa powder. Beat for half a minute until just mixed.
Spoon brownie batter in the prepared pan and bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely in the pan before removing and slicing into squares.
Grab two and pour yourself a glass of cold milk. Think about what made you happy as a child.
These brownies are absolutely delicious. A friend graced me with these once and I had to get the recipe for them. I'm not a fan of brownies especially with dark chocolate - these gorgeous!
Can this recipe be halved and how would I adjust the pan size and baking time?
If I use hershey milk choclate chips is it work well??
Yes, that will work. x
They look absoluely delicious and I really need to make them! 🙂 What would happen if I used unsalted butter though?
If I am using unsalted butter, I like to add a pinch of salt to the batter. I find that salt really lifts up the sweet flavours.
I made these brownies yesterday. They turned out so awesomely delicious I want to eat them all at once!!
How many people does this serve.
Made these, used chocolate with hazelnuts in because it was all I could find (left the macadamias out), used wispa cocoa powder and melted wispa bar on top- they where so chocolatey and naughty but so good!
I tried this. And although it required a lot of chocolate. It was gorgeous. I suppose you could use this recipe and substitute the milk chocolate for white are dark??
I've made these a few times with dairy milk bars but have found it's very expensive. Are they possible to still be as nice using cooking chocolate ? Or if not milk chocolate bar from lidl of would both work ? Thanks so much
I use cooking "milk" chocolate. Works a charm! x
These look delicious! I would love to make them right now (its midnight here and I'm getting a late night craving for chocolate) but unfortunately i don't have any cocoa powder in the house. Could i miss it out? or substitute it with more flour maybe? Please someone help me out I'll be forever grateful 🙂
Hey Lauren! you could absolutely leave it out. If you wanted, you could add "Milo" or something similar or even a teaspoon of instant coffee instead of cocoa powder just to oomph it up. But by all means, leave it out 🙂 It is just for that added flavour.
Thanks for the quick reply 🙂 I made them without the cocoa powder and just added a little extra flour and they came out wonderful! I shall definitely be making these again.
They were simple lovely. And a good treat for all the family!!!!
These look beautiful! I've always wanted a milk chocolate version, sometimes the dark chocolate counterparts are just a teensy bit too rich. The photos are lovely!
Chocolate and macadamia nuts, how can I resist?!
Your brownies look so delicious, the texture looks perfect! I absolutely love your photos too!
Cadbury's and childhood are synonyms .. I think for many of us 🙂 Can totally relate to that. These brownies look beautiful!
I agree, sometimes, in life, you just need that comforting reminder of childhood with some creamy milk chocolate. I am not usually a fan of milk on it's own but for some reason I would totally drink an icy glass - as long as it accompanies these brownies. How wonderful it must have been to live next to a chocolate factory! Love the new layout too!
true. I sometimes can't believe that we used to take it for granted - being next to that gorgeous factory. It seems like such a luxury now here in the bush, lol.
Omg. I cannot live without brownies and these are no exception either 😉
Oh my YES! Can you pleeeease bring some of these to our house?!
These look so gooey and thick! Just the way I love brownies too! 😀
These look so decadent, I love the macadamias!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, so simple, so DIVINE.
Simple, gorgeous perfection.
Ohh, my, how they look. And you are sooo right, milk+chocolate+stickiness is definitively a childhood unforgettable aroma! I'll make this recipe certainly!
Your photos are amazing! There's something about them that makes me want to just jump into the frame and have a bite.
Delicious. I am not sure if I could cope with that smell morning and night but I guess if you grow up with it you have special smell buds for it
There will always be a place in my heart for milk chocolate. As for living next to a Cadbury's factory? Amazing!
Mmmmm, so yummy! They look delicious and gooey all ooozing with lovely fudgey yumminess xx
omg this looks and sounds amazing!
I'm not sure I could have coped next to the Cadbury factory. I lived near a large commercial bakery for a while and all I wanted to eat was fresh bread when I'd smell that aroma every morning.
Wonderfully moist and ever so tempting! Those brownies look gorgeous.
I hear you on milk chocolate.. sometimes.. when I need a pick-me-up.. a bar of Cadbury does the trick!! there's something almost comforting about it....
This is one of the reason why I call my husband a kiddo. He still eats only milk chocolate or white! He runs miles away from dark ones. This brownies would make hom very happy 🙂