Hershey’s Nugget and Almond Brownies
Attention, chocolate lovers Hershey’s Nugget and Almond Brownies are sensational! Beware, this post may cause chocolate addiction and sugar overload! For those of you who love brownies and can’t get enough of them no matter what combinations of candies and goodies are added to them, you may go crazy over these marvelous dessert bars.
I still have bags of candy leftover from Halloween and Christmas baking so I was trying to come up with a recipe to use up some Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolate Candies with Almonds. I decided to take one of my recipes from an old friend, Mimi Pownall, for Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies and tweak it by adding chopped Hershey’s Nuggets and baking it like a brownie.
Wow, did this turn out amazing! Chocolate filled the air as I was baking and cutting these delicious brownies. While I used 4 cups of chopped Hershey’s Nuggets and Almonds in this recipe, three cups would be completely adequate, too….unless, of course, you just really love chocolate and want your chocolate fix.
I opted to use 4 cups because I was trying to use up the candy. 65 of these mini candies made about 4 cups crushed chopped nuggets for the recipe. If you only want to use three cups of crushed candies about 48 Hershey’s nuggets will do.
The cookie recipe itself really has a melt-in-your-mouth-type taste where the cookie just dissolves in your mouth. Adding Hershey’s nugget candy bars with all those almonds to the cookie dough along with some additional almond flavoring just makes this recipe all that much richer, more decadent, more unbelievably spectacular.
If you love the flavor of Hershey’s Nuggets, almonds, and sugar cookies then mix them all together and this is what you get with this fantastic brownie. When I said decadent I wasn’t kidding. These brownies are sinfully rich. You will probably have to cut them up in small pieces because they are so very rich and sweet.
When I initially posted this recipe in February 2013, I was still using an iPhone camera. My pictures were not crisp or clear so they failed to show the beauty of these bars. I recently remade this recipe (August 2016) so I retook the pictures as well. I was much happier with the result this time. I think you will be too.
Hershey’s Nugget and Almond Brownies are incredibly rich.
These brownies are completely over the top.
Rich, decadent, delightful! Your family won’t be able to get enough of these amazing brownies. Plan to make these often!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter. Add sugar, powdered sugar, eggs, vanilla, oil, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and almond extract.
Cream ingredients together with an electric mixer.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens cookies. Add 2 cups chopped Hershey’s nuggets and almonds. Stir to combine.
Spray an 11×17″ jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Spread cookie mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining candy on top of the cookie dough.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool brownies completely. Cut into 48 bars.
Don’t Hershey’s Nugget and Almond Brownies look terrific? These amazing brownies taste as wonderful as they look. There’s lots of gooey chocolate and chopped almonds in each brownie.
Your family will beg you to make these amazing Hershey’s Nugget and Almond Brownies over and over again! Prepare for chocolate and sugar overload after sampling one of these tasty treats.
There’s melt-in-your-mouth goodness in every bite!
Here’s the recipe.
HERSHEY’S NUGGET AND ALMOND BROWNIES
(Recipe inspired from Mimi Pownall’s Melt in Your Mouth Cookies recipe)
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 5 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 4 cups [url href=”https://www.thehersheycompany.com/en_us/products/product/hersheys-nuggets-extra-creamy-milk-chocolate-with-toffee-and-almonds-12-ounce-bags.html” target=”_blank”]Hershey’s nuggets with almonds[/url], coarsely chopped (about 65 nuggets) — 3 cups would work fine too if you prefer less chocolate (about 48 nuggets)
- Beat butter, oil, sugars, eggs, vanilla, almond extract, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in large mixing bowl.
- Stir in flour and 2 cups Hershey’s nuggets with almonds until combined.
- Spray an 11×17” jelly-roll pan with cooking spray.
- Press cookie dough mixture into prepared pan.
- Sprinkle remaining chocolate nuggets over top of cookie dough.
- Bake in 350° oven for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven.
- Cool completely.
- Cut into 48 bars.
Are you drooling yet? Be careful they’re addictive. Hershey’s Nugget and Almond Brownies are incredibly rich. You may be able to eat only half of one of these brownies.
Your family will love these heavenly brownies. Share these with friends and you won’t have any left!