Weetabix Brownies

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Post By jaxxy00

How to make Weetabix Brownies

Im not sure how they are normally made but my recipe comes from a lady who was doing the refreshments at a community centre jumble sale me and my sister went to one year. We had a cuppa and one of the brownies and they were really yummy so we asked were they got them from and the lady said shed made them and gave us the recipe. I wrote it on a scrappy bit of paper that i still have and use now.

In a bowl put
4 crushed weetabix
4oz caster sugar
4oz self raising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
pkt chocolate drops (i use a 25p 100g tescos own milk chocolate chopped up)

mix this altogether

then take 4oz of melted marg and stir this into the mixture along with an egg

mix well and put in a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes at electric 180.

I put this mix into a square tin which measures 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. I suppose you could use anything a similar size it would just turn out a bit more or less deeper. I also line the tray with greaseproof paper to save any sticking. Once out the oven let it stand for about 5 minutes then turn out the tray and cut into squares.

Enjoy!!! if you get chance before everyone else takes them.
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  • LJM
    LJM Posts: 4,535 Forumite
    they sound really yummy,may have to give them a go :)
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  • lynzpower
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    i made these the other day and just as a heads up- dont bother to do them in a loaf tin if thats the only tin you happen to have as i did :doh: they didnt set and all collapsed. Still ate them though, but rubbish for the lunchboxes, so I just scoffed them to myself at home, well it would be a shame to waste- obviously!
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  • comping_cat
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    I made them last week, and cooked them in my 12 cup bun tin (i also use that tin for my yorkies!!!). I just put a spoonful in each cup, and they came out lovely!!!
  • larmy16
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    Yeah we have had these too, they are chocolicious. Especially eaten as a pud with cream!!!!!!
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  • wigginsmum
    wigginsmum Posts: 4,150 Forumite
    I did them a while ago and they were great. I spread them in the oblong tray I use for flapjacks,
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  • annie12
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    These are fab....which reminds me, I need to make some tomorrow! :D
  • phizzimum
    phizzimum Posts: 1,712
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    I've never liked weetabix, so why oh why did I buy a packet of oatibix? the power of advertising I guess! (when I was little I remember buying a bounty bar cos the advert said it was the taste of paradise, I can still feel the disappointment of finding out it just tasted of coconut)

    this recipe should be great for using them up
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  • filigree_2
    filigree_2 Posts: 1,025 Forumite
    phizzimum wrote:
    I've never liked weetabix, so why oh why did I buy a packet of oatibix? the power of advertising I guess!

    this recipe should be great for using them up

    Spooky coincidence - I was just thinking exactly the same thing! :rotfl:
  • taplady
    taplady Posts: 7,184
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    They are really nice, my DH loves them ! I bake mine in a flattish tin (flapjack type tin) and they come out fine!:D
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  • Strepsy
    Strepsy Posts: 5,651 Forumite
    Do they have the nice crispy top? I too have some Oatibix to use up. lol.

    I tried the brownie recipe from the Be-ro cookbook but the top wasn't quite right, though they were yummy.
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