Symphony brownies are the showstopper brownie recipe you need in your life. They’re so easy to make and include an entire layer of melted Symphony chocolate bars in the center for chocolate decadence in every bite.
I have never met a brownie I didn’t like. But I have to admit that these Symphony brownies, even though they are crazy easy to make, are the most delicious ones I’ve ever had. Fellow chocolate lovers, this rich fudgy brownie recipe is for you.
When I say crazy easy, I promise you it is! All you have to do is get your favorite brownie mix and make the brownie batter according to the package directions. Then you pour half into a baking dish and add an entire layer of Hershey’s Symphony creamy chocolate bars. The remaining brownie batter goes on top and then all you have to do is bake your brownies.
How simple and easy is that? But sometimes simple and easy recipes offer the best results. And I know you’re going to love these results. Every bite of moist fudge brownie is accompanied by that layer of creamy milk chocolate. YUM!
- Brownie mix (the box that makes a 9×13 baking dish)
- Ingredients according to the box (usually eggs, oil, and water)
- Two Symphony bars
How to Make Symphony Brownies
Prepare your pan by spraying with cooking spray or by lining it with foil and then spraying with cooking spray.
If I’m making these to take somewhere and I want to make sure they’re all cut pretty, I line it with foil and spray. For us, I just use cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, mix up your brownie mix according to the package directions.
Yum! I love me some brownie batter!
Spread 1/2 of your brownie batter into the bottom of your baking dish.
Place chocolate bars on top of the brownie batter. You may have to break it up a little bit to get it to fit but it’ll work.
And in the end, you’ll have brownies…so it’s all good :).
Pour the rest of your brownie batter on top of the chocolate.
Bake at 325 for 45-50 minutes and then remove and allow them to cool completely.
Prepare for well-deserved oohs and ahhs! I think I need to make some of these today, how about you?
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can enjoy them cold, but the candy bar might be quite hard, so alternatively, give them a quick zap in the microwave or air fryer.
- While I call these Symphony brownies, you can use any kind of chocolate bar for this easy brownies recipe. Another popular option is Symphony candy bars with toffee chips and almonds.
- For extra crunch, fold some chopped nuts (such as chopped walnuts or pecans) into your brownie mixture.
- For the ultimate treat, pair your Symphony brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream and some chocolate sauce or fresh berries. You can also add a dusting of powdered sugar on top.
- While I’m using Betty Crocker’s brownie mix, the Ghirardelli double chocolate brownie mix is something else!
- For the cleanest lines, try cutting your brownies with a plastic knife.
- FYI: We want to lower our oven temperature just a bit since these brownies are the amount for a 9×13 pan but we’re baking them really thick in an 8×8 pan. Lowering our temperature will help them cook evenly instead of the outside getting done before the middle does.
You might enjoy these other delicious brownie recipes as well:
Peanut Butter Brownies with Peanut Butter Fudge Icing
- 1 box brownie mix
- 2 Symphony bars
- Spray an 8x8 baking dish lightly with cooking spray. Prepare brownie mix according to the package directions.1 box brownie mix
- Spread half of the brownie batter into the bottom of the pan. Top with a layer of chocolate bars. Pour the rest of the brownie batter over the top of the chocolate bars and gently spread to cover.2 Symphony bars
- Place in a 325-degree oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. Allow them to cool completely before cutting. ENJOY! (and believe me, you will!)
I needed a last minute dessert tonight and remembered these. They were quick &easy & a very rich treat!
I’m so glad to hear that y’all enjoyed them and thank you for sharing with me! Made my day!! 🙂
I bought a box of the Ghirardelli double chocolate. I am reading the box stating it is for an 8×8 pan. Do I need another box?
Using 2 brownie mixes and a 13 x 9 pan. How long do I bake and at what temp??
I’m going to make these for our road trip tomorrow! Thanks!