spring chocolate brownies
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Springtime chocolate brownies

Brownies are one of the easiest things for kids to make – simply mix everything together in one bowl then bake. These ones are deliciously gooey on the inside but a little crunchy on top, exactly the way brownies should be. Turn regular brownies into springtime brownies with fun smarties flowers.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate
Servings: 24


  • 275 g softened butter
  • 375 g caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 75 g cocoa powder
  • 100 g self raising flower
  • 100 g plain chocolate chips


Pre-heat the oven to 180C / 160 Fan and grease and line a 23x30 baking tin with baking paper

    Measure out the ingredients

      Mix everything together

      • Using a freestanding mixer with the paddle attachment or a hand held mixer, mix everything together. It’s done when it all looks evenly blended.
      • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, using a spatula spread the mixture gently into the corners and level the top.

      Bake the spring chocolate brownies

      • Bake in the oven for 50-55 minutes. It’s cooked when the top of the brownies have a nice crust or you can stick a skewer in the middle and it should come out just a little bit messy. If it starts to look a bit brown on top, cover loosely with foil for the last 10 minutes.
      • Remove from the oven and arrange the Smarties flowers on top. Push them down a little bit so they set into the brownie.
      • Leave the brownies to cool in the tin then cut into 24 squares , or fewer if you want bigger pieces.