Whenever I go to 2nd Ave Deli in New York (which I promise is only 1-2 times per year) my favorite sandwich to order is the “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” piled high, with well, everything: corned beef, tongue, turkey, roast beef, pastrami….the list goes on. The sandwich is SO huge (and tasty) that it literally lasts me days of meat-eating fun. Taking leftovers home is surely part of the fun.
So in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy I found myself inspired by my favorite deli sandwich to make some super-stuffed “everything but the kitchen sink brownies.”
I chose to use a recipe for Momofuku cornflake crunch, where you smash the cornflakes and bake them with flour (or milk powder), butter, sugar and salt. But this is an extra step you don’t need to take – you could actually substitute the cornflakes with any sweet or salty snack such as potato chips, pretzels or the cereal of your choice.
These brownies were rich enough that a little slice was satisfying. That being said, the sweet treats certainly dissappeared very quickly. So enjoy, whether its a little slice or a big one. I won’t judge.
1 ½ stick unsalted butter
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (or chips)
4 large eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ cup unbleached all purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup chopped walnuts or macadamia nuts
6 oreo cookies, crushed
1 cup Momofuku cornflake crunch (or other crunchy, salty snack)
¼ cup white chocolate chips (just for the top of brownies)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using melted bu
In a small saucepan or microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate together until smooth. Set aside and let cool.
In a separate bowl combine the sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon.
Add the eggs one at a time to the bowl of butter and chocolate. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture. Using a rubber spatula, fold in your half of the nuts, coconut, cookies and whatever other mix-ins you choose.
Pour mixture into greased pan. Cover top with the other half of coconut, walnuts, cookies, white chocolate chips, other snacks and sprinkles and press gently down into brownies.
Bake for 35 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out almost clean.