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July 11, 2017

Cooking with FruChocs: Make better brownies

CityMag tackles another writer-friendly (read: terribly easy) recipe, this time with more FruChocs.

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  • Words: Johnny von Einem
  • Pictures: Josh Geelen

It finally happened – winter has rolled in, and despite the (very pleasant) odd spot of sunshine, the blustery wind and intermittent rain is chilling we CityMaggers to our bones.

Now is the time for a weekend spent inside baking. Following on from our previous kitchen experiments using local icons, we reached out to Robern Menz and asked for some recipe suggestions.

They passed on a instructions for brownies that incorporate a good smattering of FruChocs, and we dived straight in. In almost no time at all we were pulling the brownies from the oven, and within moments of them cooling they were gone.

This is what we understand to be The FruChocs Effect.

For your baking (or, more accurately, eating) pleasure, the recipe can be found below.

Fruchocs Brownies

Makes 16 pieces/10 minutes prep/25 minutes cooking time

  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 200g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 250g Menz FruChocs


  • Preheat oven to 170C and line an 18cm (base) square cake pan with non-stick baking paper.
  • Place the chocolate and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium, stirring every minute, for 1-2 minutes until melted (CityMag opted for melting the chocolate and butter in a metal bowl over boiling water).

  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Add the sugar and eggs to the chocolate mixture and mix until combined. Stir in the Menz Fruchocs and flour until well combined. Pour into the pan.

  • Bake for 25 minutes until crumbs cling to a skewer when inserted. Set aside to cool completely.

  • Cut in to 16 squares.

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