Copycat Brownie Brittle Recipe that’s made from a box mix for a quick and easy treat! I bet you have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now! This recipe serves eight and costs $2.53 to make. That’s just 32¢ per serving!

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You will love these Brownie Brittles – a quick and easy treat!

When you make brownies, which do you prefer? The edges or the middle? I am all about those edges! While I do enjoy the middle pieces, if given a choice, I will always take the edges first. 

I love brownies, but I especially love those crispy, delectable brownie edges. About a year ago, I tried brownie brittle from the store and instantly fell in love. If you haven’t tried it before, it’s a bag full of those excellent brownie edges, incredible, right!?!

Store-bought brownie brittle is expensive, so today I’m sharing my copycat Brownie Brittle Recipe with you that you can make for a fraction of the cost. It’s super easy to make and uses a box mix. 

This Brownie Brittle Recipe will give you your brownie edge fix in every single bite!  

A basket full of brownie brittle.

How to store Brownie Crisps

How long does this Brownie Brittle Recipe last?

Brownie Brittle will remain fresh for up to one week if stored in an airtight container. 

What does Brownie Brittle taste like?

Brownie Brittle is the best of both worlds. They are thin like a typical cookie and taste like a brownie. Say what?! It’s true. It’s the best of both worlds for those days when you just can’t decide what you are in the mood for. 

Brownie Crisps ingredients & cost



NOTE: I calculate the recipe prices by using name brand grocery prices on grocery store websites.

All of the brownie brittle ingredients that you need to make this recipe: brownie mix, oil, water, and an egg.
  • 1 18- ounce Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix – $2.27
  • 1/2 cup water – $0.00
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil – $0.16
  • 1 large egg – $0.10
  • Offset Spatula
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper

How to make Brownie Brittle:

Picture collage showing how to make brownie brittle.

1: Prepare the baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

whisk together the brownie mix, was, oil, and egg.

2: Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl. 

Whisk until combined and smooth.

3: Use a whisk to mix until just combined.

For the batter out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

4: Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet.

Use an off set spatula to spread the brownie batter.

5: Using an offset spatula, spread the batter into a thin layer, as thin as you can get it.

Bake until crips.

6: Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely and then either break apart with a knife or cut into pieces using a pizza cutter.

Brownie Brittle with a dessert dip in the background.

Recipe Note:

  • If you want the brittle in uniform pieces like mine, then you need to score the brittle with the pizza cutter as soon as it comes out of the oven. Once it’s cooled, break it apart entirely by cutting it with the pizza cutter.
A basket full of freshly cut pieces of brownie brittle.

How to store Brownie Crisps

Place them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can also freeze brownie crisps for up to 3 months. To freeze brownie crisps, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours or until solid. Then, transfer the brownie crisps to a freezer-safe bag or container.

Brownie Chips FAQs

Who makes Brownie Brittle?

Brownie Brittle was first created by Sheila G. Mains in Florida. She was initially a brownie baker, beginning in 1992. She became so popular in fact that she purchased the phone number 1.800.Brownie. How awesome is that?!

How many calories are in a piece of brownie brittle?

It depends on the size of the brownie brittle piece. Various pieces can have anywhere from 50-150 calories.

How healthy is Brownie Brittle?

It is not healthy at all. It’s a high-calorie, high-sugar snack food.

What is Brownie Brittle used for?

Here are some ideas on how to enjoy it:
Eat it plain. Enjoy it plain as a sweet and crunchy snack.
Top ice cream or yogurt. Use it to top ice cream, yogurt, or other desserts.
Make a trifle or parfait. Use it to make a trifle or parfait with layers of other ingredients, such as whipped cream, pudding, and fruit.
Use it for dessert dips. I love serving the brittle along with dessert dips like a cheesecake dip or mint chocolate chip cheesecake dip.

More copycat recipes to try

If you love this recipe, then you’ll love other great grocery-store copycat recipes!

  1. Lofthouse Copycat Frosted Sugar Cookies 
  2. Costco Spinach Salad
  3. Copycat Cracker Jacks
  4. Hawaiian Punch Copycat Recipe
  5. Copycat On the Border Salsa
  6. Copycat Cozy Shack Rice Pudding
  7. Hostess Cupcakes
  8. Copycat Apple Pie Lara Bars
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A basket of Brownie Brittle pieces
4.61 from 41 votes

Brownie Brittles from a Box

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
8 servings
Copycat Brownie Brittle Recipe that’s made from a box mix for a quick and easy treat! I bet you have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now! This recipe serves 8 and costs $2.53 to make. That's just 32¢ per serving!


  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • large mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • offset spatula
  • pizza cutter


  • 1 18- ounce Brownie Mix I used Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • ½ cup water
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray it with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk until just combined.
  • Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Use an offset spatula to spread batter into a thin layer.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely before breaking apart with a knife or cutting with a pizza cutter.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.9g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 19.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 148mg | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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  1. Are the water/oil/egg amounts the same as the boxdirections? If I use a different mix, can I use the items/amounts from the box?

  2. Muhammad Asadi Mahade says:

    How long the BROWNIE BRITTLE will last if keep in tight container?

    1. It will last for up to a week in an airtight container.

  3. Great flavor, but because next time I’ll put it on two sheets so I can get them thinner, and maybe a teeny bit more liquid. More like really thin brownies.

  4. Kimberlee says:

    Great recipe! If you use egg whites instead of the whole egg, and spread it very thin, they’re so crispy and perfect!

    1. Hi Kimberlee, how many egg whites did you use for this recipe to get the brittle crispy?

  5. Amazing how little you need to make this delicious brittle. It certainly looks incredibly inviting!

  6. Made this recipe with the kids this week. We had great fun and everyone loved the flavors.

  7. Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness says:

    I would love to try this! I have never even thought of brownie brittle, but it sounds so good!!

  8. Cindy Gordon says:

    What a delicious brownie brittle! I just made it with my kids this afternoon. So yummy!

  9. I too, am all about the edges. I’ve never heard of brownie brittle but now I need it in my life asap!

  10. Ron Weinberg says:



    Have you tried making a copycat recipe for the Gingerbread flavor?

  12. I like it better than biscotti. I didn’t spray my parchment paper though; it’s not necessary.

  13. My oven is broken so it took a lot longer to bake, but worth the wait! Excellent! I am thinking of all the things I could top them with, but they may all be eaten before I get to experiment.