Pistachio Chocolate Brownie

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Inspired by FIX bars, this brownie is a decadent treat with a rich fudge base, filled with pistachio butter and crispy toasted filo pieces. It’s topped with a thick layer of chocolate ganache and drizzled with white chocolate. Pure indulgence!

Pistachio Chocolate Brownie

Course Dessert
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

For the Brownie:

  • 5.3 oz 150g dark chocolate (at least 50% cocoa)
  • 1 cup 5 oz or 140g all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 7 oz or 200g granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup 1.8 oz or 50g light brown sugar
  • ½ cup 4.2 oz or 120g butter (regular or dairy-free)
  • ½ cup 4.2 oz or 120g milk (regular or dairy-free)
  • ½ cup 2.1 oz or 60g dark cocoa powder

For the Filling:

  • 7 oz 200g pistachio paste or butter
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 7 oz 200g filo pastry, shredded

For the Topping:

  • 4.4 oz 125g dark chocolate (regular or dairy-free)
  • ½ cup 3.5 oz or 100g heavy cream (regular or dairy-free)
  • 1.8 oz 50g white chocolate, melted (regular or dairy-free)

Instructions
 

Prep: Line and lightly grease a 6-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

    Make the Brownie Base:

    • Melt the butter and sugar together in a saucepan over low heat. Add the milk, then remove from heat. Stir in the chocolate until melted and smooth. Let it cool.
    • Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl.
    • Pour the melted mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
    • Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the top is set.

    Prepare the Filling:

    • In a frying pan, melt the butter and add the shredded filo. Fry until golden and crispy.
    • Transfer the filo to a bowl and let it cool for 15 minutes.
    • Mix in the pistachio butter until well combined.
    • Press this mixture onto the cooled brownie base.

    Make the Ganache:

    • Heat the cream until it begins to boil. Remove from heat and add the chocolate. Let it sit for a minute, then stir until smooth.
    • Pour the ganache over the pistachio layer.

    Finish and Enjoy:

    • Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the ganache.
    • Chill in the fridge until set. Slice into squares and enjoy!

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