Happy Monday & Happy Presidents Day! Thank you, historical presidents, for doing what you did best. Thanks to you, today we get to sleep in and pretend it’s Sunday all over again.
I’ve got quite a backup of recipes for sharing, so I tried to pick out the most patriotic one today, given the holiday. I *almost* picked one for a peanut butter sandwich (seriously, it’s a good one, and PB sandwiches are very American…) but instead I settled on something a bit more, well, interesting… Doritos brownies!
I think Doritos brownies are pretty patriotic. Nothing says good old American dessert like a dense chocolate brownie, right? And you know us Americans love our chips. So there you have it, marry the two — brownies and Doritos — and you’ve got a brownie to honor the likes of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln… or something like that.
Some of you are probably intrigued by this strange combination… others, disgusted. But trust me when I tell you these are very tasty! I wish I could take credit for dreaming up these sweet ‘n salty brownies, but I cannot — my friend had the idea to make them a few months ago on a weekend trip to NYC. We never got around to making them, so I promised to whip up a batch and stick ‘em here on the blog.
Since the chips are stirred into the brownie batter and then cooked with the brownies, they don’t end up *quite* as cheesy as they are straight out of the bag. But you can definitely still taste the cheese flavor, and the chips stay nice and crispy, giving the brownies quite a bit of crunch.
I think George and Abe would have loved these.
…After putting the brownies into the oven, I found myself with a bit of brownie batter that I had strategically left in the bowl — you know, for snacking. But as I looked at the bag of Doritos hanging out on the counter I thought, what if…
I dipped Doritos into brownie batter?
Yeah, that was a verrrryyyy good idea. It’s really a shame I did this two weeks after the Super Bowl, because I do believe these would make quite the snack for such an occasion! But you know, March Madness is right around the corner! (Go Orange!)
Makes 25 brownies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
- Brownie batter (from a boxed mix or from scratch — your choice)
- 1 1/2 cups crushed Doritos chips
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, then line with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, prepared the brownie batter as directed on package instructions. Stir in 1 cup of the crushed Doritos chips. Spread the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining crushed Doritos chips over top.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with just a few crumbs. Allow to cool completely before removing from pan and cutting into 5 rows by 5 rows (for 25 bars).
Nutrition Info (per bar): 160 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated, 0g trans fat), 80mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0g fiber, 10g sugar), 1g protein
- Brownie batter
- Doritos chips
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place the brownie batter in a shallow dish. Carefully dunk each dip in the brownie batter, coating both sides of the chip (but leaving part of the chip plain).
Bake the chips 8 to 10 minutes or until brownie batter is cooked. Allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheets.