Bejewelled Brownies #GBBO

bejeweled brownies


Proper princess brownies is what’s in order in our house, even more so for the first weeks of school term when the girls return tired and ratty, not used to the hectic school rhythm they encounter during the first few weeks of Back to School.

I wanted to add something special to our brownies. A little something to bring a smile to glum faces and a glint in the eye of found treasure, in fact these brownies could also be used for any pirates out there looking for treasure too.

I decided on ‘jewels’ and came up with these fabulous Bejeweled Brownies the recipe makes 20 and they keep perfectly in an airtight container for after school treats.

I also used Kerrygold, now softer butter which was kindly sent to me along with some Irish rain water and Irish grass seed too so that must make my brownies even more special surely? Take a look at the Kerrygold Facebook page for some fun

Bejeweled brownies

Combi Microwave recipe

250g plain chocolate
250g butter (Kerrygold new softer butter)
175g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
300g caster sugar
4 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla paste (essence will work too, same quantity)
200g of mixed dried cranberries, dried apricots, pineapple and a handful of colourful jelly beans

Oven accessory: anti spark ring and wire shelf in lower position

Baking tin: 30 x 20 x 3.5 cm lined with baking parchment



  1. Put the plain chocolate and butter in a large bowl. Place on oven base and melt on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes. Leave to cool slightly.
  2. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Stir the sugar into the chocolate.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla paste (or essence) to the chocolate, then fold in the flour and lastly the jewels.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
  6. Place on the anti spark ring on the shelf and cook on CONVECTION 180C + SIMMER power for 18 mins.
  7. The middle should feel soft when cooked. Allow to cool in the tin. Remove from the tin and cut into squares when cool.

chocolate bejeweled brownies

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  1. September 6, 2013 / 3:13 PM

    But not bertie botts jelly beans from BML I take it? They sound delicious! :)

    • Mari
      September 11, 2013 / 2:27 PM

      Now they would make an interesting brownie wouldn’t they? *Does evil smile*

  2. bluebirdsunshine
    September 6, 2013 / 8:18 PM

    oooooh, tasty! They look yum.

    • Mari
      September 11, 2013 / 2:27 PM

      They were and all gone now, have to think up something new

  3. September 7, 2013 / 10:19 PM

    ooooh Mari, they look fantastic!

    • Mari
      September 11, 2013 / 2:27 PM

      Thank you, they were delicious and very easy to get rid of

  4. September 7, 2013 / 11:39 PM

    Fab idea to add the jewels, and sounds so easy to do! Can’t wait til tomorrow now! :)

    • Mari
      September 11, 2013 / 2:28 PM

      The jelly beans didn’t keep their colours though so I was overloaded with diamonds *sigh*

  5. missielizzie
    September 10, 2013 / 1:14 PM

    Wow, you put treasure in your brownies??! Top mum award goes to you, these sound fabulous x

    • Mari
      September 11, 2013 / 2:28 PM

      ‘I thank you’ *takes a bow*

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