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No-bake Chocolate Brownies

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This recipe is popular with young and old. Once it has set, it can be cut into dainty fingers or blocks for a high-tea or cut into a variety of shapes with a cookie cutter of your choice.  The simpler the design of the cookie cutter, the better the end result will be!

125 g butter, cubed
250 g icing sugar, sifted
50 ml cocoa powder, sifted
1 large egg, beaten
200 g packet Marie Biscuits, crushed

  1. Line a baking tray with a Wizbake sheet that will fit in your fridge.  Have a 2nd Wizbake sheet ready.
  2. Heat the butter in a medium saucepan until melted.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the stove and add the icing sugar and cocoa powder and mix well. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Place the Marie Biscuits in a large ziplock bag and crush it with a rolling pin.  It can also be done a food processor with the pulse action. Be careful not to over-process it. The biscuits should be chunky.
  5. Add the beaten egg and mix well. Return the saucepan to the heat and heat without boiling until you have a smooth, glossy mixture. Remove the saucepan from the stove and set it aside.
  6. Add the crushed Marie Biscuits to the chocolate mixture and mix well.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the baking tray lined with a Wizbake sheet and cover the mixture with the 2nd Wizbake sheet (see photo’s below).
  8. Use a rolling pin to flatten the mixture to a thickness of 5 mm.
  9. Place the baking tray in the fridge until set – about 1 hour.
  10. Remove the top Wizbake sheet, place a cutting board on the brownies and invert the brownies onto the cutting board.
  11. Cut the brownies into squares or fingers or use a cookie cutter and cut out shapes.
  12. Chop the leftovers up finely and use in dessert (see the recipe for Pear, Almond & Chocolate Parcel).
  13. Store in an airtight container for 1 week.

Notes

  • The mixture can also be transferred to a bread pan lined with baking paper and cut into slices (see photo below).
  • The egg can be left out for a similar result.
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Brownie mixture on Wizbake sheet
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Brownie mixture covered with 2nd Wizbake sheet