These kitchen sink brownies take brownies to the next level. With a combination of delicious chocolate flavor and sweet and salty additions, these brownies knock the dessert game out of the park.
This recipe makes the absolute ideal brownie. It’s a rich and moist chocolate brownie but it incorporates extra ingredients that make it out of this world.
If you’re a dessert lover who adores fudgy brownies with a ton of texture and nuanced flavor, you’re going to adore these kitchen sink brownies.
Common Questions about Kitchen Sink Brownies
Why are they called kitchen sink brownies?
“Kitchen sink brownies” is a term used to describe brownies that contain a wide variety of ingredients. The term “kitchen sink” refers to the idea of throwing in everything but the kitchen sink into a recipe, meaning that anything that is available or desired can be added.
These brownies are typically loaded with different types of chocolate, nuts, candies, and other mix-ins, creating a deliciously decadent and indulgent dessert. The term “kitchen sink” also implies that the recipe is flexible and can be customized to suit personal tastes and preferences.
What are the three types of brownies?
Brownies fall into three categories. They can be fudgy, cakey, or chewy. What’s your favorite?
What country invented brownies?
The United States supposedly invented brownies in the late 1800s.
Does letting brownie batter sit make it better?
Letting brownie batter rest in the refrigerator can make the end result of the brownies better. The flavors mingle more, the top can become more glossy (and they can have more crackly tops), and the crust can become more, well, crusty.
Store these on the countertop in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days or pack them away in the fridge or freezer.
Refrigerator: After they come to room temperature, store brownies in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil for up to a week.
Freezing: Freeze brownies for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container or freezer bags.To keep them separated, place parchment paper in between.
Just a few quick tips will help you get the best results when you bake these brownies.
- Avoid overmixing to be sure to not have brownies that are too dense.
- Be sure to melt the butter so that the ingredients are easy to mix.
- Use a sharp knife to precisely slice the brownies. Sometimes a plastic knife can work better than anything else as long as the brownies re completely cooled before slicing.
Easy ingredients are all you need for these simple brownies.
- All-purpose flour
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- Butter (melted)
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Milk chocolate chips
- Toffee bits
- Pretzels (chopped)
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
You don’t need a lot of supplies to whip up these easy brownies.
How to Make Kitchen Sink Brownies
With just a few quick steps you can make these delicious brownies.
- Pour the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl and whisk together to combine (or use an electric mixer).
- In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, melted butter, and milk.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring occasionally until all are incorporated.
- Using a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chips, toffee, and pretzels.
- Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan (with cooking spray) and bake until it passes the toothpick test.
What to Serve With Kitchen Sink Brownies
Who needs to serve anything with these brownies that combine all of the salty and sweet treats? But if you need some sides, here are suggestions.
- Coffee – A hot cup of coffee is one of the best pairings with these brownies.
- Sauces – Offer caramel sauce or hot fudge on the side as a dipping sauce. Whipped cream works, too.
- Milk – Chocolate milk can increase the chocolatey goodness or just wash these down with a cold glass of milk or your favorite alternative.
Why You Should Make Kitchen Sink Brownies
There’s almost no reason to not make these delicious brownies!
- Easy – The process to make these brownies is super simple.
- Delicious – The combination of salty and sweet flavors combined with the textures makes these brownies absolutely perfect.
- Convenient – All of the ingredients are so easy to source.
- Versatile – These are as great to put on a spread during the holiday season as they are for a summer cookout.
Variations and Add-ins
There are so many ways to dress this killer brownie up to be even more of a palate-pleaser.
- Chips – Add some potato chips or tortilla chips (or corn chips). Whether they’re standard salty chips or they’re flavored (think: Old Bay) they’ll add unique flavor to the brownies.
- Extract – Pour in a dash of a flavored extract like almond or coffee to add a unique flavor.
- Candies – Incorporate peanut butter cups or other candies.
- Candy chips: Try using peanut butter chips, white chocolate, dark chocolate chips, or butterscotch chips.
- Garnish – Drizzle melted chocolate over top of the brownies or use rainbow sprinkles to decorate.
- Espresso powder – This ingredient will elevate any brownie.
- Extract – Add some vanilla extract to bring out the flavors.
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Kitchen Sink Brownies
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup butter melted
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup milk chocolate chips
- ½ cup toffee bits
- ½ cup pretzels chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the eggs, butter, and milk.
- Mix dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients until just incorporated.
- Then fold in both varieties of the chocolate chips, toffee bits, and pretzels.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until the toothpick test comes out clean.
- Store in an airtight container on the counter for 3-5 days.
- You can substitute or add salted potato chips, dark chocolate chips, or caramels.
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate. Please double-check with your own dietary calculator for the best accuracy. We at Taste of the Frontier cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.