Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle

This batch of brownie brittle is topped with chopped salted almonds and dark chocolate. [Photographs: Elizabeth Barbone]

Part cookie, part brownie, this brownie brittle is as easy to make as it is to eat. A batch comes together in under 30 minutes. While the brittle tastes great on its own, adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and other toppings takes it over the top. Add about 1/2 cup of of your favorite toppings. Any more, and the toppings will overwhelm the brittle.

Why this recipe works:

  • Thinly spread on a baking sheet, the batter becomes crispy with just small note of chewiness, like the edge of a traditional brownie.
  • Cocoa powder, not melted chocolate, ensures a deep chocolate flavor without adding too much richness to the recipe.

Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle

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About This Recipe

Yield:Makes about 4 dozen small brownie pieces
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
Special equipment:18 by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet
This recipe appears in: How to Make Crispy, Crunchy, Totally Addictive Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle
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Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon (2 1/4 ounces) white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup (3.5 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup toppings, such as chocolate chips, chopped nuts, toffee pieces, and/or other candy

Procedures

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 18- by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray parchment lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. 2

    In a medium bowl, whisk together white rice flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, oil, and vanilla. Whisk until a smooth, thick batter forms. Spread batter out onto prepared baking sheet into an approximately 17- by 13-inch rectangle. Sprinkle topping evenly over batter.

  3. 3

    Bake until set, about 16 minutes. Immediately cut into bite-size pieces with a pizza cutter or large knife, then allow to cool on the baking sheet. Store in a covered plastic container for up to 4 days.

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