For the biscuit crust: 1 Â¾ cups cookie/biscuit crumbsI have used Marie biscuits; about 30 to 35
Â½ cup melted buttermeasure after melting
For the brownie layer:
1can condensed milkabout 400 gms or 14 ounces
Â¼ cup whole wheat flour/all purpose flour
Â¼ cup cocoa powder
Â½ teaspoon baking powder
Â¾ to 1 cup chopped chocolateuse any chocolate bar flavor you like
Toppings: Â¼ cup chocolate chipswhite and dark
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Centigrade.
Line a 13x9 inch pan with foil (grease the bottom of the pan lightly to prevent the foil from moving) with some overhang to have ease in removing the brownie from the pan and grease the foil again. Keep aside.
Preparing the cookie crust:
Crush the cookies or biscuits in a food processor or blender to fine crumbs. You can crush them by placing them in a large Ziploc bag, closing the Ziploc and pressing a rolling pin over it to crush the cookies fully.
You should get about 1 ¾ cups of crumbs.
In a large mixing bowl, add the cookie crumbs, melted butter (just melted, not hot) and powdered sugar and mix well with your finger tips to form evenly moist crumbs.
Pour the moistened crumbs into the prepared pan and with a back of a spoon or your hands, gently press the crumbs evenly and firmly to form a tight base.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 to 12 minutes to set the base. Remove from oven.
Leave the oven on.
To make the brownies:
Combine condensed milk, flour, cocoa, egg, baking powder and vanilla in a medium bowl using a hand mixer or with a whisk to a smooth batter.
Stir in the chocolate chunks and nuts (if you are adding) and gently mix.
Pour the batter into the prepared crust and spread evenly. Smooth the top.
Bake again for about 20 to 25 minutes, until the brownie is set.
Remove from oven and set on cooling rack. Cool completely before cutting with a sharp knife into desired shapes.
You can use any type of biscuit like digestive biscuit, graham crackers etc.For a thicker crust, use 2 cups of biscuit crumbs.You can substitute chocolate chips for the chocolate chunks.Stir in your favorite chopped nuts for additional crunch.You can halve the recipe and make these in a smaller pan.