The slutty brownie, also known as the brookie or scotcheroo bar, is the ultimate indulgent chocolate dessert. This decadent treat combines the best of both worlds – chewy, fudgy brownies and gooey chocolate chip cookies all in one pan! Learn the art to make it with our best homemade slutty brownie recipe.
Slutty brownies first emerged in the early 2000s and quickly became an internet sensation that took the dessert world by storm. Their appeal lies in the sheer chocolate overload they provide. The combination of brownie, chocolate chips, and cookie dough is truly sinful yet irresistible at the same time.
In this blog post, I’ll provide my easy slutty brownie recipe so you can experience chocolate nirvana right from your own kitchen. Whether you make them for a weekend treat, potluck dessert or late-night chocolate craving, these slutty brownies are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
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Ingredients You Will Need For Slutty Brownie Recipe
Ingredients For the brownie layer:
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup cocoa powder
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
For the cookie dough layer:
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
- 1⁄2 cup mini chocolate chips
Equipment Needed For Brownies:
- 9×9 inch baking pan
- Parchment paper
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan with butter or line with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and salt for the brownie layer. Set aside.
- In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated.
- For the cookie dough layer, beat the butter and brown sugar in a separate bowl. Add the milk, flour, vanilla and salt and mix until a dough forms.
- Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
- Spread half the brownie batter evenly into the prepared baking pan.
- Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough over the brownie layer and use a spatula to spread evenly over the surface.
- Top with the remaining brownie batter in an even layer.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
- Use dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips in place of the mini chocolate chips for a flavor twist.
- Add 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans to the cookie dough layer for crunch.
- Drizzle with chocolate syrup, salted caramel or peanut butter before serving.
- Use Oreo cookies instead of chocolate chips for extra decadence.
- Make into smaller bars by using an 8×8 inch pan.
Tips and Tricks
- Let all ingredients come to room temperature for best results.
- Do not overbake or the brownies may dry out.
- Cut with a plastic knife to get clean edges.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week. Bars can also be frozen up to 2 months.
- Serve warm with ice cream for an extra decadent treat
- Garnish with powdered sugar, chocolate sauce, whipped cream or cherries
- Pair with coffee, milk or hot chocolate
- Package in cute boxes or bags to give as gifts
Nutrition Information (Per Serving) Calories: 250 Fat: 13g Carbs: 33g Protein: 3g Sugar: 24g
These rich, fudgy bars are high in calories so enjoy in moderation as an occasional treat.
Storage and Leftovers
- Store completely cooled brownies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days.
- Leftover bars can be frozen up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
- Dry or cracked brownies – Check for underbaking. Brownies should be fudgy in the center when done.
- Hard or stiff cookie layer – Use room temperature butter to cream properly. Do not overmix.
- Uneven layers – Spread batter and dough gently and evenly before topping with the next layer.
Q: Can I make ahead?
A: Yes, the brownie base and cookie dough can be prepared 1 day in advance then assembled and baked later. Store in the fridge until ready to bake.
Q: How long will they keep?
A: Properly stored at room temp, the bars will stay fresh for up to 1 week. They can be frozen for 2 months.
Q: Can I substitute oil for butter?
A: Butter provides the best flavour but you can use neutral oil. The texture may be a bit more cakelike.
Q: What can I add to the batter?
A: Nuts, chocolate chunks, candy pieces or swirls of Nutella or peanut butter work great mixed into the layers.
My first experience with slutty brownies came from my college roommate who would stress bake them late at night during exam week. We would devour the entire pan warm from the oven with cold milk at 1am to fuel our study sessions.
Though not the healthiest study habit, they provided much needed chocolate therapy and sweet comfort to get us through finals. I’ve been obsessed with slutty brownies ever since!
Slutty brownies are an absolute showstopper that is sure to satisfy any chocolate lover. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make these outrageously delicious layered bars at home. Whether enjoyed for dessert or as an indulgent snack, the combination of fudgy brownie, gooey cookie dough, and chocolate chips is irresistible. Give this easy slutty brownie recipe a try and prepare to be amazed! Let me know how they turn out for you.
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