Milk Toast Brownies
Milk Toast Brownies

Milk Toast Brownies

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Milk Toast Brownies
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This recipe for Milk Toast Brownies combines an indulgent childhood favorite, Milk Toast, with a fair-trade brownie box mix for an easy, delicious dessert! Using fair-trade chocolate doesn't change the taste of this delicious dessert and will probably actually make it more expensive, but knowing you're not contributing to inhumane practices in the chocolate industry is SO worth it! I used Cissé Milk Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix and loved it! (This is an Amazon affiliate link, which means I earn income if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for supporting Willow Bird Baking!)
Serves: 9-12
  • 1 box FAIR-TRADE brownie mix, plus any ingredients needed to prepare
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Make the brownies: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 8” pan with a foil sling: tear off 4, 16-inch long pieces of aluminum foil and fold them in half. Situate two side-by-side in the pan, covering the bottom of the pan to the edge (they will overlap). Situate the other two strips in the same manner, but perpendicular to the first. The overhanging foil of the sling will make it easy to remove the brownies from the pan after baking and cooling. Spray foil with cooking spray. Prepare brownie batter according to directions on box. Spread batter in prepared pan and bake according to package directions. Let cool as you prepare milk toast pudding.
  2. Make the milk toast pudding: Place the butter into a saucepan and melt it over medium-high heat. Remove it from stove and whisk in the flour. Add the milk and return to the heat. Add the sugar and cook, whisking, until the mixture boils. Whisk constantly and continue cooking the mixture for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and cinnamon. Allow to cool for around 10 minutes. Pour over the brownies and serve immediately.


9 Comments on Milk Toast Brownies (and my new portfolio!)

  1. Anton
    August 29, 2016 at 10:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Hooray! New home and brownies, a good combination!

  2. Jenni
    August 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm (4 years ago)

    Well, now!! Yes please to pouring some vanilla-y, cinnamon-y pudding on top of brownies! And welcome to your new home! xo

  3. Catherine
    August 30, 2016 at 6:02 pm (4 years ago)

    Dear Julie, gooey, gorgeous and right up my alley! These brownies look heavenly! Congratulations on officially moving in too! xo, Catherine

  4. Kate Zy
    September 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm (4 years ago)

    1. How did I never know about milk toast before? The pudding is the stuff of dreams. I have been waiting to meet that pudding for my whole life.

    2. I made the pudding along side of my favorite brownie recipe last night and minds were blown.

    Thank you for the recipe, the inspiration, and for changing my life, milk-toast-style.

    • Julie Ruble
      September 1, 2016 at 8:39 pm (4 years ago)

      I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR THIS. Yayyyy, a milk toast convert! <3 Thanks Kate!

      • Kate Zy
        September 3, 2016 at 11:14 am (4 years ago)

        Guess what, Julie? I made them again last night!! They were even better than before. This is definitely my new party trick. BEST.

        • Julie Ruble
          September 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm (4 years ago)

          Oh my gosh, love it!! This makes me so happy! 🙂

  5. dayngr
    September 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm (4 years ago)

    OMG this sounds so delicious and I’d never heard of milk toast before.

  6. Stephanie
    September 6, 2016 at 1:32 am (4 years ago)

    Ahhhh So glad to hear that you are in your new home. Don’t worry, you will whittle away at those boxes and then one day you will carry out the last one and feel the relief. Your portfolio is a wonderful idea. You are such a generous and kind soul, sharing so much of who you are and what you do. Thanks for being sweet and wonderful you! xx


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