After tonight’s yummy dinner of ham & cheese bites with pulled pork, i’m going to make some brownies for dessert. I wanted my brownies to have some crunch, so i thought of adding some candy on top. My friend just came back from a trip to Japan recently and he brought me some very special kitkat (he knows i’m a chocoholic!).
Japan is well known for their very varied and interesting flavors of kitkat, flavors you would not find anywhere else: matcha, red bean, rum raisin, strawberry, orange, cheesecake… to name a few. I’ve always wondered how green tea would taste in chocolate, so i decided to go with the matcha kitkat for my brownies.
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 4 Tbsp chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 Tbsp milk
- matcha kitkat, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°. Line 9×5” loaf pan with foil, leaving enough hanging over edges to form handles.
Microwave butter & chocolate chips in 30 second intervals, stirring frequently until smooth. Stir in sugar and vanilla.
In small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to chocolate mixture, stirring a few times before adding egg and milk. Mix together well until flour is no longer visible in batter. Pour into loaf pan and sprinkle chopped kitkat on top. Bake 18-20 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes before lifting brownie out and letting it cool slightly before cutting.
These brownies are so yummy! They have a light chocolatey flavor, not too sweet. They are light & cakey, not dense & fudgy. The kitkat pieces give it a nice crunchy texture, but the matcha flavor is too light to be tasted under all that chocolate. Nevertheless, this is an excellent base recipe for a brownie which is great as is, or can be enhanced with whatever add-ins your heart desires! 🙂