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Copycat Brownie Brittle Recipe that’s made from a box mix for a quick and easy treat! I bet you have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now! This recipe serves eight and costs $2.53 to make. That’s just 32¢ per serving!

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You will love these Brownie Brittles – a quick and easy treat!

When you make brownies, which do you prefer? The edges or the middle? I am all about those edges! While I do enjoy the middle pieces, if given a choice, I will always take the edges first.

I love brownies, but I especially love those crispy, delectable brownie edges. About a year ago, I tried brownie brittle from the store and instantly fell in love. If you haven’t tried it before, it’s a bag full of those excellent brownie edges, incredible, right!?!

Store-bought brownie brittle is expensive, so today I’m sharing my copycat Brownie Brittle Recipe with you that you can make for a fraction of the cost. It’s super easy to make and uses a box mix.

This Brownie Brittle Recipe will give you your brownie edge fix in every single bite!

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How to store Brownie Crisps

How long does this Brownie Brittle Recipe last?

Brownie Brittle will remain fresh for up to one week if stored in an airtight container.

What does Brownie Brittle taste like?

Brownie Brittle is the best of both worlds. They are thin like a typical cookie and taste like a brownie. Say what?! It’s true. It’s the best of both worlds for those days when you just can’t decide what you are in the mood for.

Brownie Crisps ingredients & cost



NOTE: I calculate the recipe prices by using name brand grocery prices on grocery store websites.

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  • 1 18- ounce Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix – $2.27
  • 1/2 cup water – $0.00
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil – $0.16
  • 1 large egg – $0.10
  • Offset Spatula
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper

How to make Brownie Brittle:

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1:Prepare the baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

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2:Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl.

3:Use a whisk to mix until just combined.

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4:Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet.

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5:Using an offset spatula, spread the batter into a thin layer, as thin as you can get it.

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6: Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely and then either break apart with a knife or cut into pieces using a pizza cutter.

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Recipe Note:

  • If you want the brittle in uniform pieces like mine, then you need to score the brittle with the pizza cutter as soon as it comes out of the oven. Once it’s cooled, break it apart entirely by cutting it with the pizza cutter.
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How to store Brownie Crisps

Place them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can also freeze brownie crisps for up to 3 months. To freeze brownie crisps, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours or until solid. Then, transfer the brownie crisps to a freezer-safe bag or container.

Brownie Chips FAQs

Who makes Brownie Brittle?

Brownie Brittle was first created by Sheila G. Mains in Florida. She was initially a brownie baker, beginning in 1992. She became so popular in fact that she purchased the phone number 1.800.Brownie. How awesome is that?!

How many calories are in a piece of brownie brittle?

It depends on the size of the brownie brittle piece. Various pieces can have anywhere from 50-150 calories.

How healthy is Brownie Brittle?

It is not healthy at all. It’s a high-calorie, high-sugar snack food.

What is Brownie Brittle used for?

Here are some ideas on how to enjoy it:
Eat it plain.Enjoy it plain as a sweet and crunchy snack.
Top ice cream or yogurt.Use it to top ice cream, yogurt, or other desserts.
Make a trifle or parfait.Use it to make a trifle or parfait with layers of other ingredients, such as whipped cream, pudding, and fruit.
Use it for dessert dips.I love serving the brittle along with dessert dips like acheesecake dipormint chocolate chip cheesecake dip.

More copycat recipes to try

If you love this recipe, then you’ll love other great grocery-store copycat recipes!

  1. Lofthouse Copycat Frosted Sugar Cookies
  2. Costco Spinach Salad
  3. Copycat Cracker Jacks
  4. Hawaiian Punch Copycat Recipe
  5. Copycat On the Border Salsa
  6. Copycat Cozy Shack Rice Pudding
  7. Hostess Cupcakes
  8. Copycat Apple Pie Lara Bars
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Brownie Brittles from a Box

Prep Time 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes minutes

Total Time 30 minutes minutes

8 servings

Copycat Brownie Brittle Recipe that’s made from a box mix for a quick and easy treat! I bet you have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now! This recipe serves 8 and costs $2.53 to make. That's just 32¢ per serving!


  • baking sheet

  • parchment paper

  • large mixing bowl

  • whisk

  • offset spatula

  • pizza cutter


  • 1 18- ounce Brownie Mix I used Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • ½ cup water
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray it with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

  • Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

  • Whisk until just combined.

  • Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Use an offset spatula to spread batter into a thin layer.

  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely before breaking apart with a knife or cutting with a pizza cutter.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.9g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 19.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 148mg | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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This recipe pairs perfectly with my cheesecake dips:

  • Butterscotch Toffee Cheesecake Dip
  • Coconut Cream Pie Cheesecake Dip
  • Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Cheesecake Dip
  • Peppermint Cheesecake Dip





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What is in brownie brittle? ›

There's virtually no difference between brownies and brownie brittle besides thickness. They both use the same exact ingredients, though brownie brittle uses granulated sugar instead of the brown sugar that some brownie recipes call for, and most recipes call for egg whites instead of whole eggs.

Why is brownie brittle so good? ›

Brownie Brittle is basically the love child between a brownie and a crispy cookie . It is essentially a really thin cookie made of chocolatey goodness that will make your taste buds fall in love.

What happens if brownie batter is too thick? ›

A batter that is too thin may result in flat and dry brownies, while a batter that is too thick can lead to dense and heavy brownies. Achieving the right consistency is essential for creating brownies that are moist, chewy, and indulgent.

How many points does brownie brittle have? ›

At 120 calories for a 1oz serving, Brownie Brittle has all the rich brownie taste with an extra crunch but without all the guilt. It has been named a "hot snack" by Weight Watchers at only 3 points and is available in four flavors: Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Salted Caramel and Toffee Crunch.

What are the three types of brownies? ›

Brownie textures fall into three general camps… Cakey, fudgy and chewy. Cakey brownies, like the name implies, are light, moist and airy, with a slightly fluffy, cake-like interior. Fudgy brownies are moist, dense and gooey, with almost the texture of fudge, but not quite as compact.

What is the white stuff in brownies? ›

Chocolate, or compound chocolate will bloom, and turn white... or part of the inclusions/toppings will turn white if the fat in the chocolate was held at higher than specified temperatures or the fat in the chocolate or compound had oxidized.

Does Brownie Brittle go bad? ›

Brownie Brittle has a 12 month shelf life.

What year did Brownie Brittle come out? ›

Our Story. Sheila G. Mains, better known in the food world as Sheila G., took a treasured family recipe and turned it into the crispy, crunchy, crave-worthy brownie snack you can now find nationwide (and in the skies!) In 1992, Sheila G.

Who owns Brownie Brittle? ›

Second Nature Brands, a US-based creator of premium, nutritional and better-for-you snacks and treats, controlled by CapVest Partners LLP, completed the acquisition of Brownie Brittle from Encore Consumer Capital.

What happens if you use milk instead of water in brownie mix? ›

One change is to use milk or heavy cream instead of water. This change will make brownies more moist and gooey since milk is more fatty and flavorful than water. A second change is to use butter instead of oil. For similar reasons to using milk, butter adds a rich and more decadent quality to the batter.

Does letting brownie batter sit make it better? ›

Alice Medrich, author of Seriously Bitter Sweet: The Ultimate Dessert Maker's Guide to Chocolate, writes that “refrigerating the brownie batter in the pan for several hours, or as long as two days before baking, wreaks enormous transformations: it improves the top gloss and crustiness, and it also blends the flavors so ...

Why do my brownies taste like cake? ›

If you've ended up with cakey brownies and wanted fudgy you've probably used too much flour. It is difficult to play around with flour levels in brownies and cake recipes so if you're going to innovate then be prepared for several batches that may not result in perfect brownies.

What does it mean when a girl says brownie points? ›

You use the expression 'Brownie Points' to indicate a nominal mark of achievement or some kind of kudos for the performance of a positive or creditable act. Example in use: “I'm going to earn plenty of brownie points for taking care of all these chores without being asked.”

Where is Sheila G Brownie Brittle made? ›

But there's only one Brownie Brittle—and there's only one Shelia G. Mains, the savvy, entrepreneurial baker who founded the company, based in West Palm Beach, FL.

What does Brownie Brittle taste like? ›

It tastes like a brownie but is crunchy like a crunchy cookie. The brownie brittle comes in different flavors including mint chocolate chip, toffee crunch, salted caramel and chocolate chip.

What does brownie mix contain? ›

Ingredients: Sugar, Enriched Flour Bleached (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Palm Oil, Corn Syrup. Contains 2% or less of: Corn Starch, Salt, Canola Oil, Carob Powder, Artificial Flavor.

Is Brownie Brittle vegan? ›

Brownie Brittle Chocolate Chip. This product contains 3 ingredients that are not vegan and 10 ingredients that may not be vegan. Which diet do you follow?

What do brownies contain? ›

Chocolate brownie
A homemade chocolate brownie
TypeSquare or bar
Main ingredientsFlour, butter, eggs, chocolate and/or cocoa powder, sugar
Cookbook: Chocolate brownie Media: Chocolate brownie
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