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Bottom of the Chocolate Box Brownies

These chocolate box brownies might just be the perfect chocolate brownie. They are gooey, rich and decadent with a surprise in the middle too.

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It pains me to see those left behind chocolates at the bottom of the chocolate box. Forgotten, unloved and will probably stay there for at least another month when:

a) They get eaten all at once by the person trying to diet all month (that would be me)


b) They will be thrown out by the ruthless person who is tired of seeing them cram the dresser

Well, I’m here to give you a third option folks!

Unwrap those toffee tokens and the ones in the green wrappers you don’t really like because the middle seems to be an inferior chunk of chocolate compared to the outer chocolate.

Let’s make brownies!

What do we need?

Overhead image of individual ingredients for chcoclate brownies on wooden board with labels.

For the leftover chocolates from the chocolate box you can really use anything you have, my favorites are the strawberry creams, but Chris really likes the brownies with caramel in them.

Make sure to buy a nice 70% dark chocolate for a nice balance of richness and creaminess in the brownies.

📺 Watch how to make it

Full recipe with detailed steps in the recipe card at the end of this post.

PRO TIP When lining your baking sheet, make sure to overlap the edges of the baking sheet slightly so that you can easily lift the brownies out of the baking sheet when they are done.

You want to press the leftover chocolates into the brownie mixture and when they bake, the brownie will coat that chocolate and leave a nice little surprise in each one.

Top view of the brownie mixture in the baking tray, ready to go into the oven with the chocolates in the background.

Anything goes in these brownies:

  • Ferrero rochers (I know there won’t be any more addictive regular ones, but the dark chocolate ones….?)
  • Lindor chocolate balls – usually all eaten before Christmas! but I found some of those milk and white chocolate, and they were great in these brownies!)
  • Pull your fillings out of fudge (although they will still pull your fillings baked into the brownies)
  • I didn’t try it, but I bet After Eights would be great too!
Top view of some chocolate brownies cut into portions on a baking paper with some leftover chocolates scattered.

I’m even thinking about playing Russian roulette for these things. If I still worked in an office, I’d hide a black olive soooo much in it.

Use up your leftover chocolates from Christmas with these chocolate box brownies.

Dust them with a little powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar) and you’re ready to serve.

A stack of chocolate box brownies on some baking paper with icing sugar being dusted from a mini sieve with some empty chocolate wrappers in the background.

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Overhead photo of some chocolate brownies on baking paper with chocolates scattered from the chocolate box.

📃 Recipe Chocolate Box Brownies

Use those leftover chocolates in these fudgy chocolate brownies!

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 25 minutes

Total time 35 minutes

Class dessert

kitchen British

Portions 16 portions

calories 282 kcal


  • Preheat the oven to 180c/350f and line a baking tray approx. 20cmx20cm and 3cm deep with baking paper. PRO TIP: Leave a little of the parchment hanging over the baking sheet to make it easier to remove the brownie later.

  • Melt the dark chocolate and butter together in a bowl over a pan of simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Stir and let cool slightly.

  • When the chocolate and butter mixture has cooled slightly, add the sugar and eggs and mix with a whisk.

  • When the chocolate is well mixed, sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda over the mixture and add the ground almonds.

  • Gently fold into the mix, into a figure of eight. This will help keep the air in.

  • Pour the mixture into your lined baking sheet.

  • Divide the bonbons evenly over the brownie mix, so that there is 1 piece per serving of brownie. Gently push the chocolate into the mixture.

  • Place the baking tray in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet.

  • Lift the brownie out of the baking tray using the baking paper and place on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut the brownie into portions. It crumbles a little when you cut it, but it crumbles less the longer you let it cool.

  • Dust with a little powdered sugar (confectioners) and serve. < Optional.

✎ Notes

Nutritional information is per serving and is estimated, but may differ for you depending on which chocolates you use.


Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 30GProtein: 4GFat: 17GSaturated fat: 10GPolyunsaturated Fat: 1GMonounsaturated Fat: 4Gtrans fat: 1Gcholesterol: 56mgSodium: 27mgPotassium: 147mgFiber: 2GSugar: 23GVitamin A: 337IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg

Keywords Baking Ideas, Easy Baking, What to make with leftover chocolate

This chocolate brownie recipe was first published in January 2016. Updated with recipe improvements, new photos and a step-by-step video in December 2021.

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