Brownie Brittle

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I love brownies in all forms. This one is crisp, almost like a cracker. It's great for snacking but is also amazing crumbled on top of ice cream. —James Schend, Dairy Freed


  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder, optional
  • Optional: Chopped walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts or peanuts
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat the egg, oil, sugar, water and vanilla. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and, if desired, espresso powder; stir into egg mixture until blended.
  2. Spread into a greased or parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Top with chopped nuts if desired. Bake until very firm to the touch, 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Break into pieces. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and oil; stir until smooth. Drizzle over pieces. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 78 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.