Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies

September 8, 2013Teresa

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies are outrageous, over-the-top brownies. Chocolate lovers and chocolate addicts you’ve got to try these sensational brownies! These brownies are one of the most incredible desserts you will ever sink your teeth into. I mean, Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies are nothing short of awesome!

These spectacular brownies are made like a chocolate chip cookie with macadamia nuts in the texture, then they are covered with a rich cream cheese-chocolate chip-powdered sugar icing that is outrageously  good! You have not lived until you’ve tried one of these fantastic brownies!

I was in need of a snack to serve for our school board meeting a couple of weeks ago when we were introducing new teachers. I’ve been wanting to try this combination of recipes for awhile, so I went for it. I love it when recipes turn out as winners, and this one sure did! One guy in the meeting had SIX of these brownies and took FOUR home for his wife! (So he said!) No one else had less than TWO!!! Everyone kept going back for more and more and more of these “over the top” brownies!

So even though this batch made 4 dozen, they got eaten quickly! Basically, I used my niece, Heather’s, fantastic Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (in adapted form), adding macadamia nuts and made it into a brownie instead of individual cookies. Then I used the icing recipe from another cookie I made recently (also in adapted form). The combination was utterly genius as these brownies turned out beyond my expectations!

If you need that special brownie that is sure to WOW your company or friends, then run–don’t walk–to the nearest grocery store and buy the ingredients immediately! If you just want to try one of the BEST chocolate chip macadamia nut brownies with a fantastic chocolate icing that’s  absolutely amazing for your own family, then you’ve gotta try these delicious brownies like right now! 🙂

Your company will rave over these spectacular Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies just like all those I served them to did. I just loved the way these brownies turned out. Yum, yum, triple yum. I believe you and your family will enjoy these outstanding brownies and keep coming back for more as well! The verdict is in–Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies R-O-C-K!

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies are to die for! Treat you and your family to a batch of these sensational brownies soon!

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

These are some of the most luscious, mouthwatering brownies you will ever taste!

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Chocolate lovers will love these outrageously rich brownies! Decadent, sensational, sinfully rich! How can you go wrong with chocolate chips, macadamia nuts and a chocolate-cream cheese frosting?

Here’s what I did.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Soften butter and put in large mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Mix with an electric mixer until well combined.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Stir mixture with a wooden spoon to combine.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Spray a 12×17″ baking sheet with cooking spray. Press cookie dough mixture evenly into pan.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Bake at 350 about 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and brownie is just lightly browned on top.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Meanwhile, prepare Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting: Soften cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Melt chocolate chips over low heat stirring frequently until smooth. (Or you can melt in the microwave if you prefer). 

Add melted chocolate chips to the cream cheese and powdered sugar and mix with an electric mixer until well blended.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Cool brownies completely. Spread chocolate frosting over top of the brownies.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Refrigerate brownies after frosting them – about an hour. Then cut into 48 squares. Store in the refrigerator. To serve: place brownies on a tray and watch them disappear! This recipe will certainly provide your chocolate fix and sugar high for the day.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Take these on your next family outing or for family reunions and no one will be able to keep their hands off of them!

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies are some of the most delicious brownies you will EVER eat. You’ve got to make this recipe! Take a platter to your next gal’s night out and everyone will be happy!

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies are amazing….but don’t just take my word for it. Make up a batch soon and you’ll see for yourself.

Here’s the recipe.

CHOCOLATE CHIP MACADAMIA CRUNCH BROWNIES

(My own concoction)

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Spectacular chocolate chip brownie with macadamia nuts and a luscious chocolate chip, cream cheese and powdered sugar icing on top. Sensational recipe!
Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert
Instructions
BROWNIES:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda with an electric mixer.
  3. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts with a wooden spoon.
  4. Spray a 12x17” cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  5. Fit cookie dough mixture into pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Frost with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.
  9. Allow frosting to dry slightly before cutting. (I refrigerated the brownies before cutting into bars).
  10. Cut into 48 bars. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  1. Melt chocolate chips over low heat in small saucepan.
  2. Soften cream cheese in bowl.
  3. Add powdered sugar and beat with an electric mixer.
  4. Fold in chocolate and mix well.
  5. Spread frosting on top of brownies.
  6. Allow Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting to set at least 15 minutes before cutting into bars—or refrigerate which helps make the brownies easier to cut.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from my niece Heather’s [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/19/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/” target=”_blank” title=”best chocolate chip cookies”]Best Chocolate Chip Cookies[/url] [url href=”http://allrecipes.com/recipe/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=best%20chocolate%20chip%20cookies&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page” target=”_blank” title=”best chocolate chip cookies”]recipe[/url]; source: [url href=”http://allrecipes.com/” target=”_blank” title=”all recipes.com”]allrecipes.com[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 48
Spectacular chocolate chip brownie with macadamia nuts and a luscious chocolate chip, cream cheese and powdered sugar icing on top. Sensational recipe!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped Mauna Loa macadamia nuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda with an electric mixer.
  3. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts with a wooden spoon.
  4. Spray a 10×15” cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  5. Fit cookie dough mixture into pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Frost with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.
  9. Allow frosting to dry slightly before cutting. (I refrigerated the brownies before cutting into bars).
  10. Cut into 48 bars. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

[b]Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars (frosting)
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.tasteofhome.com/” target=”_blank” title=”taste of home”]Taste of Home[/url], [url href=”http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chocolaty-double-crunchers” target=”_blank” title=”chocolaty double crunchers”]Chocolaty Double Crunchers[/url] recipe
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 48
Rich, decadent chocolaty icing that’s great served as a topping for cookies, brownies or cakes.
Ingredients
  • 8-oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 12-oz. chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate chips over low heat in small saucepan.
  2. Soften cream cheese in bowl.
  3. Add powdered sugar and beat with an electric mixer.
  4. Fold in chocolate and mix well.
  5. Spread frosting on top of brownies.
  6. Allow Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting to set at least 15 minutes before cutting into bars—or refrigerate which helps make the brownies easier to cut.
Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies are a treat your whole family are sure to enjoy, and enjoy, and enjoy! 

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

You won’t stop at one brownie! Nor will you be able to keep your cookie jar full very long after making these scrumptious goodies! These drool-worthy brownies are great for holiday baking, backyard barbecues, block parties, tail gate parties or anytime you gather with friends!

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies are a fantastic brownie to take to office parties, bridal showers, or for cookie exchanges. Don’t these Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies look lovely and sumptuous??? I bet you’d like one right now!

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Print Recipe
Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Spectacular chocolate chip brownie with macadamia nuts and a luscious chocolate chip, cream cheese and powdered sugar icing on top. Sensational recipe!
Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
Chocolate Chip Macadamia Crunch Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #brownies are to die for! Absolutely divine #chocolate frosting. #dessert
Instructions
BROWNIES:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda with an electric mixer.
  3. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts with a wooden spoon.
  4. Spray a 12x17” cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  5. Fit cookie dough mixture into pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Frost with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.
  9. Allow frosting to dry slightly before cutting. (I refrigerated the brownies before cutting into bars).
  10. Cut into 48 bars. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  1. Melt chocolate chips over low heat in small saucepan.
  2. Soften cream cheese in bowl.
  3. Add powdered sugar and beat with an electric mixer.
  4. Fold in chocolate and mix well.
  5. Spread frosting on top of brownies.
  6. Allow Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting to set at least 15 minutes before cutting into bars—or refrigerate which helps make the brownies easier to cut.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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