An easy and fudgy brownie, topped with rich chocolate ganache, stuffed buttery toffee bits and crunchy almond slices, with more toffee bits on top to make a truly indulgent brownie recipe. The Heath Brownie is a crowd-pleaser perfect for sharing, or a treat just for yourself.
I am always looking for a snack that is easy to make for a late-night craving, without sacrificing any of the decadence or flavor. These Heath bar-inspired brownies can be paired with my Oreo Cheesecake brownies for a fun brownie bar.
What do I need to make Heath Brownies?
- Brownie mix. Your favorite box mix is fine, or you can take your dessert to the next level with Homemade Brownies. If you choose to make homemade brownies, just add the toffee chips and almonds, then top with the ganache.
- Coffee, or hot water mixed with espresso powder. You will not taste coffee, it just deepens the chocolate flavor. If you really do not want to use coffee, it can be replaced with water – but I recommend using the coffee.
- Vegetable oil. This is what will make our brownies super moist and fudgy.
- Almonds. This is optional and can be removed.
- Toffee Bits, or a crushed Heath Bar.
- Bittersweet Baking Chocolate bar. Milk chocolate chips will work too, but you want the highest quality chocolate you can find.
- Heavy cream.
How do I crush Heath Bars?
If you choose to use Heath bars instead of toffee bits, break them up into small pieces with your hands, then place them in a sealed sandwich bag. Then roll over it with a rolling pin, until you reached the desired consistency. This will get you both little crushed pieces, and bit crumbled pieces – the best of both worlds.
Can I use a Skor Bar instead of a Heath Bar?
You can use any toffee candy bar, but please remember that the thinner candy, like Skor, will get you less toffee pieces.
How do I make chocolate ganache?
Chocolate ganache is so easy to make and will add richness to your brownie. Take the heavy cream, and put it in a saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer, and cook it overheat for 1-2 minutes. Place your chocolate into a large bowl, then pour the hot cream over it all. Cover for at least two minutes, locking in the steam. Then remove your cover and mix it all together. Mixing the chocolate and cream will take a few moments, and it will seem at first like it’s not coming together – keep mixing until you get a smooth chocolate mixture.
You can drizzle the ganache over the brownies, either before or after cutting into squares. I prefer after cutting, for more ganache on each individual piece.
Are Heath Brownies served warm or cold?
These can be served room temperature after cooled completely, or warm out of the oven – whichever is your preference, it is delicious either way!
Brownies are better not refrigerated. Keep them covered in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days (if they last that long.)
Heath Brownies combine two of the most delicious flavors: toffee and chocolate to create a decadent delicious brownie that is then covered in a chocolate ganache and sprinkled with another layer of crushed Heath bars. Once you make this you will never eat ordinary brownies again.
- 1 (18-ounce) box of brownies
- 1/3 cup coffee
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 Eggs
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- ½ cup of toffee bits, divided
- ½ of a bar of bittersweet baking chocolate (about 2-ounces), chopped
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, combine the brownie mix, coffee, vegetable oil, and egg, stirring to combine.
- Next, fold the sliced almonds and toffee bits (saving 1-2 tablespoons of toffee bits for topping) into the batter before pouring it into a greased baking dish.
- Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (baking time will vary based on the size of the dish, refer to the brownie box instructions for exact time).
- Prepare the ganache by placing the chopped chocolate bar and heavy cream in a microwave-safe container. Heat in 30-second bursts, pausing to stir after each interval until smooth.
- Drizzle the ganache over the brownies and sprinkle additional toffee bits on top.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g