Milk Chocolate Brownies

by | Apr 9, 2013 | 39 comments

Milk Chocolate Brownies - Cook Republic 

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.

Milk Chocolate Brownies - Cook Republic 

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 & Brownies

Milk Chocolate Brownies - Cook Republic







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
3 eggs
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.




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  1. K

    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 🙂

  2. Sarvani (baker in disguise)

    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….

  3. Rosa

    Wonderfully moist and ever so tempting! Those brownies look gorgeous.



  4. milkteaxx

    omg this looks and sounds amazing!

  5. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    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.

  6. thelittleloaf

    There will always be a place in my heart for milk chocolate. As for living next to a Cadbury’s factory? Amazing!


    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

  8. Lisa

    Your photos are amazing! There’s something about them that makes me want to just jump into the frame and have a bite.

  9. Gabriela {What Liberty Ate}

    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!

  10. marla

    Oh my YES! Can you pleeeease bring some of these to our house?!

    • Sneh

      say when!

  11. Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy

    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!

    • Sneh

      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.

  12. Vishakha

    Cadbury’s and childhood are synonyms .. I think for many of us 🙂 Can totally relate to that. These brownies look beautiful!

  13. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen

    Your brownies look so delicious, the texture looks perfect! I absolutely love your photos too!

  14. Sam

    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!

  15. Beth

    They were simple lovely. And a good treat for all the family!!!!

  16. Lauren

    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 🙂

    • Sneh

      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.

      • Lauren

        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.

  17. Mary

    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

    • Sneh

      I use cooking “milk” chocolate. Works a charm! x

  18. Andy

    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??

  19. Hannah

    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!

  20. Sagggd

    How many people does this serve.

  21. Olga

    I made these brownies yesterday. They turned out so awesomely delicious I want to eat them all at once!!

  22. Johanna

    They look absoluely delicious and I really need to make them! 🙂 What would happen if I used unsalted butter though?

    • Sneh

      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.

  23. Sarah

    If I use hershey milk choclate chips is it work well??

    • Sneh

      Yes, that will work. x

  24. Robin

    Can this recipe be halved and how would I adjust the pan size and baking time?

  25. Catherine

    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!



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