After Eight Bakes: Brownies

On Friday we got sent a lovely parcel of baking things to make some yummy cakes from After Eight.

They asked us if we would like to take part in a fun baking challenge: After Eight Bakes. I got to choose which of their recipes I would like to recreate; cheesecake, brownies or white choc mousse?

Decisions, decisions! I love cheese cake but we all love Brownies, so brownies it was!

Anything that has the words cakes or chocolate in them, gets my attention straight away!!

We are a huge fan of After Eight mint chocolates thins here but I had never thought of baking cakes with them inside before.

First up, try out your ingredients with a cup of tea and read the recipe; Check!



Then make sure you have all you ingredients to hand; Check!

Ingredients:

  • 128g Buttery spread
  • 5g Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons of vanilla extracts
  • 4 Eggs
  • 90g Cocoa
  • 128g All purpose flour
  • Half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • Half a pack of 300g After Eights Mints
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Preparing my brownies:

Method:

  1. Heat oven to 180c (350F) and grease a13x9x2- inch baking tray.
  2. Add melted butter, sugar and vanilla extract to a big bowl and mix with a spoon.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time and mix between each addition.
  4. Add cocoa and mix until well blended.
  5. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix with an electric mixer until blended well.
  6. Pour 3/4 of the batter over the baking tray, place After Eights chocolates evenly over the first layer and cover them with the remaining batter.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the toothpick comes out slightly sticky.
  8. Completely cool, cut into 20 slices ans sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  9. Enjoy.

We have had a sneaky tasty of them whilst they were warm and we are saving some of them for an after running club treat later. The rest for lunch box treats, yummy!! Or For ME!!!

You can find some for recipes over on Twitter  #aftereightbakes

About this post: I was sent some ingredients to make some After Eight Brownies. All thoughts are my own and I was not paid for this post.

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37 Comments

  1. Tamar SB
    27th September 2016 / 5:28 pm

    Mm!! Sound amazing!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      27th September 2016 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks Tamar πŸ™‚

  2. Kim Carberry
    27th September 2016 / 6:05 pm

    You clever thing. Using After Eights like this is genius. They sound and look amazing x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      27th September 2016 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks Kim πŸ™‚

  3. Kara Guppy
    28th September 2016 / 4:06 am

    I love after eights, not sure I could bare to melt them though – i would probably eat them first lol

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th September 2016 / 8:57 am

      Thanks Kara, I just love eating them too πŸ™‚

  4. Jon
    28th September 2016 / 8:57 am

    Well! I am going to have to try this out! It combines my 2 favourite things! After 8s and Brownies!! The photos look amazing btw!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th September 2016 / 8:58 am

      Aww, thank you Jon πŸ™‚

  5. Laura Dove
    28th September 2016 / 8:58 am

    Oh wow I LOVE after eights, they are my favourite chocolate ever!! I also love brownies, what are you doing to me here?!! Must try these out!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th September 2016 / 9:01 am

      Hehe, sorry Laura πŸ™‚

  6. Dean B
    28th September 2016 / 11:50 am

    We do love mints and the combination of mints and brownies sounds bliss to me! I do love your recipes πŸ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th September 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you Dean πŸ™‚

  7. Jessica Powell
    28th September 2016 / 12:21 pm

    Yum, these sound so good! They would like my mum's dream dessert though, lol. πŸ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th September 2016 / 2:21 pm

      Thanks Jessica πŸ™‚

  8. beautyqueenuk
    28th September 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Now this sounds great to me, not sure the After Eights would survive the brownie making though x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th September 2016 / 2:21 pm

      Hehe, I know. I was glad it was only half the packet πŸ™‚

  9. Zena's Suitcase
    28th September 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Oh wow! I think all my chocolatey dreams are right in this post. They sound delicious and perfect for Christmas

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th September 2016 / 7:22 pm

      Hehe, thanks Zena πŸ™‚

  10. Stella Olojola
    28th September 2016 / 11:07 pm

    These sound very delicious. I wish I could taste it. So yummy looking.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      30th September 2016 / 9:31 am

      Thanks Stella πŸ™‚

  11. Jayne SMABL
    29th September 2016 / 7:16 am

    My lot would absolutely LOVE these and so would I if I weren't sipping away at my cambridge diet milkshake lol! I'm going to make a few batches of these over Christmas, thank you for sharing πŸ™‚ x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      30th September 2016 / 9:33 am

      Thanks Jayne, I have just joined a running club so trying to be healthier again now. hehe πŸ™‚

  12. Talya
    29th September 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Wow Brownies with After Eights that's sound like a choco dream come true – brilliant idea and a must try!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      30th September 2016 / 9:35 am

      Thank for stopping by Talya πŸ™‚

  13. Chloe/Life Unexpected
    29th September 2016 / 7:09 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!! These sound beyond delicious. I absolutely flippin love after eights. I can't have a box near me at Christmas otherwise they're gone. These sound divine! x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      30th September 2016 / 9:36 am

      Hehe thanks Chloe, they are so more-ish aren't they!!

  14. Little Pickles Mom
    1st October 2016 / 9:09 am

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! I NEED TO MAKE THESE! They look gorgeous. LPD would love them – he loves brownies and all things mint chocolate so he'll think he's died and gone to heaven with these. Yum.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st October 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Hehe, thanks lovely πŸ™‚

  15. Chilling With Lucas
    1st October 2016 / 10:40 am

    Oh my, they should sell these! Look divine x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st October 2016 / 4:36 pm

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ Great idea…

  16. Anonymous
    2nd October 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Who yes please ..

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd October 2016 / 9:19 am

      Hehe, thanks πŸ™‚

  17. Sonia
    2nd October 2016 / 7:52 pm

    I just love the look of these, After eights are my favourite! x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd October 2016 / 9:19 am

      Thanks Sonia πŸ™‚

  18. Joanne Dewberry
    9th October 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Those look amazing! I love after eight mints at the best of times! Yummy

  19. Anonymous
    12th November 2016 / 2:05 pm

    5g of sugar? Is that correct? X

    • Clairejustine oxox
      12th November 2016 / 2:17 pm

      This was After Eights recipe they sent me that I use. I remember Googling to see if anyone else had made them to see if it was a misprint as I thought they would have needed more sugar and found that it was correct. The cakes turn out yummy but not as sweet as i usually like my cakes.

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