Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mars Bar Brownies - We Love Messy Meals

When I was recently asked if I'd be interested in entering a competition to find the messiest meal in Australia the first thing I thought of was the disastrous (yet delicious) Nutella mug cake I exploded made last week. I had to soak that mug for 24 hours before it downgraded from biological hazard to just 'messy'.

But not one to rest on my laurels I thought would try to out-do myself in the mess stakes and create a bit of a recipe containing something gooey and messy.

When I think gooey and messy, I think caramel!!! Ohh yeah!!!

Mars Bar Brownies

80grams margarine
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup caster sugar
1 egg
3 Mars Bars


Sift flour and cocoa together in to a mixing bowl containing both sugars
Melt margarine in a saucepan over a low heat
Add 2 chopped up Mars Bars to the margarine and stir through until completely melted
Combine the Mars Bar mix with your dry mix and stir
Add egg and oil (the batter will resemble a cookie dough)
Press in to a brownie tin and cover with chopped up remaining Mars Bar
Cook at 180C for 20-25 minutes (if you overcook them, they're more like gooey centred biscuits - which is still awesome)

As always, the clean up is rather less fun than the eating, especially with molten Mars Bars in my saucepan. But since I only ever buy things that are dishwasher safe, it wasn't so hard after all.

But it still doesn't beat the exploded mug cake. Exploding with awesome (aka Nutella).

If you think you've got a messy meal it could nab you $25,000 and the chance to be in the next Quantum Finish TV ad. Go to and upload your messy meal photo. Entries close this Saturday, 22nd October so you better get to it!

*I was not paid for this post however I did receive some vouchers to buy my Mars Bars with in order to create the messy meal!


  1. have just put on my shopping list mars bars!! do you think that because you have cut them up that all the calories escape and therefore its not so bad for you.... :)

  2. You are so awesome. Next morning tea visit I am putting in my order for onle semi-exploding nutella brownie cakes.  Thank you.

  3. I insist that you personally deliver some of that pronto.
    I will even wear pants.
    That is if you WANT me to. *waggles eyebrows*

  4. nooooo, you couldn't have posted this a week ago could you? noooooooooo, you had to post it the day before my sugarfree lifestyle overhaul starts *sob*

    it's probably just as well, i can feel the 5kg i've gained by just looking at the photo's, already settling on my hips!

  5. Oh man. I have a Mars Bar fetish. Seriously. Have you tried the Gloria Jeans Mars Bar Slice? TO.DIE.FOR.

  6. oh my goodness those brownies look amazing!! there goes the diet! lol

  7. Oooh! I want me some of that!

  8. I HAD to read this whilst shoving apple cake in my mouth didn't I? Now I want this too!! (Such a pig.....)


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