Better-than-the-Bag Brownie Crisps


This brownie brittle recipe is for those who like the edges — the part of the brownie where crisp meets chewy. Remember, the thinner the batter, the crispier the result. So adjust the baking time accordingly.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 13x18-inch baking sheet


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • cup butter

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares 65% dark chocolate, chopped

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder

  • ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 large egg whites

  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a 13x18-inch baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease with nonstick spray.

  2. Place butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30-second intervals until melted, stirring between each interval. Stir in sugar, vanilla, and espresso. Set aside.

  3. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.

  4. Beat egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer until frothy, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in chocolate mixture and beat until combined. Mix in flour mixture until a thick batter forms.

  5. Spread batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap. Place another baking sheet on top and smash it flat to ensure batter is as thin as possible. Remove the top baking sheet, peel off plastic wrap, and sprinkle chocolate chips over batter.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until crisp, about 25 minutes. Allow brittle to cool on the baking sheet before breaking into pieces.


You can get creative with the toppings: mini chips, chopped nuts, toffee bits, etc.

If you prefer uniform pieces, bake the brittle for 20 minutes, use a knife to score into desired shapes or sizes, then continue baking for 5 more minutes. Once cool, break apart at score marks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
5g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 29mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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