Mocha Twix Brownies
Mocha Twix Brownies are not responsible.
They don’t care about you, and I hate to say that they aren’t gonna leave you better off than when they found you. But I can promise you one thing:
Mocha Twix Brownies are the best irresponsible thing you will ever do… that involves a brownie!
These aren’t fancy. I’m gonna be up front here and say that these are boxed brownie mixes. Boxed brownie mixes made in the most decadent way imaginable. How about a story?
When I was pregnant with my son Wyatt, my aunt June made some insane brownies for me with Symphony candy bars layered in the middle. I say “insane”, but a better word for those naughty little devils would be “inspiring”. Those brownies got this hungry pregnant lady baking batches of brownies like crazy! On a side note: my aunt June is always cooking, canning, and baking for everyone in her life. She does it to make them feel better, to keep them from hunger, or to make them feel loved. Whatever the reason, she’s persistent with her delicious cooking, and I love and admire her for that. Anyway… I decided that if Symphony bars were awesome, then how would other candy bars taste?
I must have tried everything. Let’s see: Kit Kat, Snickers, Reeses, Rolos, Heath Bars, York Peppermint Patties (which are the correct choice for Christmas gifts), and then I tried Twix.
It’s crazy. Twix aren’t even my favorite candy bar. If I had a gun to my head (which would be outrageous for someone to get that violently worked up over candy preference, but O.K. I’ll play along) I’d have to pick PayDay. But the chewy caramel, crunchy cookie, and fudgey brownie combo was just over-the-top-arm-wrestling perfect… or so I thought.
I never considered putting this recipe on my site because, let’s be honest, it’s not really a “recipe”. You layer candy bars inside brownie batter. But spreading Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman aka the Queen of all food bloggers‘ mocha frosting over the Twix Brownies… it was borderline life changing.
Ok so maybe I’m dramatic. But I’m also a serious dessert eater, and I know good from great… and these are beyond great!
Mocha Twix Brownies Recipe
- 2 boxes Brownie Mix (I used Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix)
- 30ish fun size Twix (This is not an exact science.)
- 1 stick unsalted butter (softened)
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup coffee (cooled)
I am dying to make these (bc Twix ARE one of my favorites), but I know I cannot because I will not have an ounce of willpower.
Ashley, I made these for the sake of “the site” and then ended up eating most of the pan over the course of a week… I will not be making these again unless I’m delivering them as a gift! They are the devil!