Yes! Nutties… Cadbury’s Nutties ..the one in a bright red package…having these small chocolaty balls with a nutty filling to die for!! I don’t know how many of these little beauties I have gorged on as a kid 👌👌❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️..credit goes to my mommy dearest who always stashed some for me in her secret hiding spots 😋😋
To be honest… I haven’t had much of these in the past few years…couldn’t find them everywhere..,don’t really l know the reason as to why they weren’t available!! But last week..I was picking up grocery at the supermarket….and I nearly squealed in joy when I saw these kept in a rack near the check-out aisle!! I didn’t wait for a second to think and grabbed 7-8 packs…ya that many! 😉😀…Who knew when would I get these again?! Got them home and had an entire pack straight away by myself…and later shared a couple with my hubby…he likes them too!
Now…I thought what more could be done with them other than just stuffing my face?! 😝 maybe some desserts….brownies were the first to pop in my mind…and an hour later they were baking ☺️ ..they tasted so much more gooey…kind of morish… They were approved with two thumps up and a big smile! And obviously these brownies vanished in about 24 hours 😚 the recipe goes like this …..
Yield: 14-16 brownies
Equipment: a large mixing bowl, a whisk, a microwave safe bowl /borosil bowl, a saucepan, a knife, cooling rack, a 8″ X 8″ baking tin, measuring cups/ spoons, parchment paper /butter paper to line the baking tin.
100 gms chopped cooking chocolate (I used Morde)
1/3 cup APF (Maida)
2 tsp baking powder
120 gms butter ( I used Amul)
1 cup + 2 tbsp castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract /essence
1/2 cup chopped walnut kernels
3/4 cup Cadbury’s Nutties roughly crushed and dusted with some APF
Preheat the oven to 180’C. Line the baking tin with the parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, grease the tin with butter and dust it with some APF. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, sift together APF and baking powder. Set this aside.
Melt the cooking chocolate and butter using a double boiler (heat a saucepan with some water and place a heat proof/ borosil bowl on the saucepan but the the bowl shouldn’t touch the water boiling in the saucepan. The chocolate and the butter will melt in about 7-8 mins approximately. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave, pls set the timer according to the microwave voltage and melt them).
Let this melted chocolate and butter mixture to cool for 3-4 mins, beat in the sugar and vanilla extract/ essence into it. Add the sifted flour and baking pwd. Also add the walnuts and the crushed and dusted Nutties. FOLD everything gently. Pls don’t whisk or over-mix the batter at this stage. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 25-30 mins @ 180’C. Remove from the oven once done and place the tin the cooling rack for 15-20 mins before cutting into squares and serving 😀
These keep well in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Enjoy them warm 😄
Adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor’s cookbook Simple Home Baking