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Skillet Brownies

by Jamie on March 28, 2014

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Decadent brownies flecked with chocolate and toffee chips and baked in mini cast iron skillets.

You guys know that I have a pretty serious love affair going on with individually portioned desserts. From Nutella Cheesecake Brownie Trifles to No Bake Raspberry Cheesecakes – I’m simply all about them.

Not only do I have a love affair with individual desserts, I’m also pretty obsessed with Amazon. With a new baby in the house, convenience is super important, so I find myself using my Prime account to buy everything from baby clothes to dog bones.

There’s really nothing better than having necessities (hello, salted caramel brownie brittle) delivered directly to your door. Let’s just say we’re on a first name basis with our amazing UPS delivery man. Although I’m fairly certain he secretly thinks we’re hoarders.

skilletbrownies2RSLast week, Lodge Miniature Cast Iron Pans popped up under the Amazon Recommends section and they promptly went into my cart. I adore cast iron pans, but mini cast iron pans takes that adoration to a completely different level.

I immediately started dreaming of mini frittatas, mini blueberry buckles, and cast iron skillet brownies. And it definitely didn’t take long for the mini skillet brownies to become a delicious reality.

I started with a decadent fudgy brownie base and folded in chocolate chips and toffee bits – because let’s be honest here, less is definitely not more when it comes to brownies.

They’re pretty perfect on their own, but if you’re really looking to push these skillet brownies over the edge, top them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of hot fudge sauce and a sprinkling of toffee chips. They may put you in a minor food coma, but I promise, it will be worth every single bite.

Source Info:
Lodge 5-inch Cast Iron Skillets from Amazon.

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Skillet Brownies

March 28th, 2014

Yield: 5 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
4 ounces plus 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided use
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, choppe
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided use
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup toffee bits

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl over simmering water, melt butter, 4 ounces of chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate until smooth. Set aside and let cool for about 15 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, vanilla and sugar. Stir the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until well combined.

3. In a medium bowl, sift together 1/4 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt and add to the chocolate mixture, stirring until just combined. In a medium bowl, toss together the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, toffee bits and one tablespoon of flour and fold them into the chocolate mixture. Divide batter into five 3-1/2 inch cast iron skillets and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, taking care not to overbake.

4. If desired, top warm skillet brownies with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, and toffee bits.

Recipe slightly adapted from Ina Garten via Food Network.

*Amazon links are from My Baking Addiction’s Affiliate account.


{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Allison March 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm

These are genius! And I really need some of those mini skillets – how wonderful!

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tash @ the velvet moon baker March 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Oh these look fabulous, out of curiosity what size mini skillets do you have here? are they the 3.5 inch of the 5 inch???

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Jamie March 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Tash-

I used the 5-inch skillets. You can find them on Amazon. I hope the link helps! Thanks for stopping by.
-Jamie

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jess m March 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm

I don’t have that many small skillet but would the cooking time change a lot if I put it in one large one? These look great!

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Jamie March 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Jess-
I would start checking the brownies after about 34-40 minutes. I think they’ll be fine in one skillet. :)
-Jamie

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Mehvish March 28, 2014 at 2:27 pm

These look so good! Where can I find these mini skillets?

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Jamie March 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Mehvish-
You can find them on Amazon. I hope the link helps! Thanks for stopping by.
-Jamie

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 28, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Skillet brownies?! HECK YES! This recipe is awesome!

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Alex March 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

These look so good! I think I’ll be able to make a vegan version with my brownie recipe from Veganosity: http://www.veganosity.com/food/vegan-chocolate-chunk-brownies/ Check it out if you want to. They’re super good!

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Lauren March 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Why is it that everything looks so much better in mini form? lol! Cute skillets, and it looks like SUCH an amazing recipe!

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Jess @ Sweet Menu March 29, 2014 at 1:45 am

I can’t stop looking at these photos! And thinking about how I very much need to get my hands on a skillet! Amazing!

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Maria @ Sift & Whisk March 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Ooh, I got mini skillet pans a few months ago and have only used them once (for cobbler) since then. Looks like I need to bust them out for these brownies!

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cheri March 29, 2014 at 11:01 pm

These look amazing! I love little cast iron skillets!

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Poornima March 30, 2014 at 9:48 am

Love the mini skillets, how cute are they. The brownies look fabulous even on their own!

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Mimi @ Mimis in the Kitchen March 30, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Ok anything brownie is amazing in my book, but girl you took it to a whole new level!! Yum is all I can say and wrapped up in a cute, nice size single serving, almost makes me think there’s less calories! ;). Thanks for this!

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Mamacubana March 30, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Do you think this would work in mini-casuelas? They are 5″ like skillets but are the material of cookie sheets. And rather than one long handle they are two handles on the pan. Would I only need to adjust the cook time? What would you recommend?

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Jamie Lothridge May 5, 2014 at 9:28 pm

I think that would work just fine, and I think that the baking time would be the same.
- Jamie

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starcat March 30, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Greased or increased skillet? Definitely getting baby skillet!!!!!

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Lenoria April 4, 2014 at 8:30 am

These look and sound fantastic!! Makes my mouth water just thinking about them.

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Jamie April 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Lenoria-

Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day and thank you for following MBA!

-Jamie

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sandra April 4, 2014 at 11:26 am

I love the idea of making things in skillets – you think I could make this in an 8 inch one? A very large brownie.

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Jamie Lothridge May 5, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Hi Sandra,
I think that would probably work.
- Jamie

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Linda April 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

Can’t find these cute skillets? Go to lodgemfg.com for all kinds and sizes. They have lids too, if you need one. Love this recipe. Thanks for posting.

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Linda April 6, 2014 at 9:41 am

They have these skillets at lodgemfg.com too for $6.25 each.
Love this recipe. Thanks for posting :-)

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Linda April 6, 2014 at 9:45 am

You can also get these mini skillets from lodgemfg.com for $6.25.
Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to make these a lot for my chocoholic husband.
:-)

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BMG April 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Could these also be baked in ramekins?

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Jamie Lothridge May 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Hi BMG,
Sure, I don’t see why not.
- Jamie

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Terri/LoveandConfections April 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm

These are so cute – good thing they are individual portions, I don’t think I’d share.

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t1na April 14, 2014 at 5:03 pm

I cannot wait to make these!

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Shareba @ In Search Of Yummy-ness April 15, 2014 at 11:14 pm

What a beautiful dessert! I’m pinning this for later :)

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Jamie April 16, 2014 at 9:41 am

Shareba-

Thank you so much! Have a great day and thank you for following MBA!

-Jamie

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Lauren August 3, 2014 at 10:54 am

How long would the baking time be if I use a 6 inch skillet?

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Jamie August 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I think the cooking time is going to be close to the same. Oven cooking times can vary, so I would keep an eye on them at about 20 minutes.

-Jamie

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