Caterer Ellen Nachimson developed her delicious brownie recipe some 20 years ago for appreciative clients. There’s been such a demand for the brownies that Ellen and her daughter, Dara Heidt, launched Ellen’s Brownies as a separate business.
Ellen uses top-quality ingredients in her brownies, including free-range eggs and pure extract of vanilla—not imitation. All brownies are peanut-free and made without preservatives, which translates into an excellent product.
The chocolate brownies are a bit on the sweet side for us, though it’s a flavor profile beloved by many Americans. We wish there were a bit less sugar so the other fine ingredients would stand out more. The white chocolate brownies are, surprisingly, less sweet. We prefer them.
The packaging is lovely: stunning keepsake jewelry boxes in a unisex brown-on-brown pattern will be treasured.
Gourmet Brownie Flavors
Ellen’s bakes both chocolate and white chocolate brownies. The chocolate brownies are a mixture of dark and milk chocolate.
The company philosophy is to pack the brownie full of good fixings: dark and milk chocolate chips, crushed pretzels covered in white chocolate and crushed Double Stuf Oreos. All three inclusions (the industry word for mix-ins) are available in both white chocolate and dark/milk chocolate varieties.
White Chocolate Brownies
White chocolate brownies are baked with a choice of chocolate chips, pretzels or Oreos. Surprisingly—and thankfully—the white chocolate brownies are less sweet than their dark/milk chocolate counterparts.
White Chocolate Brownie: A white chocolate brownie packed with dark and milk chocolate chips.
White Chocolate Oreo Brownie: A white chocolate brownie packed with large pieces of crushed Oreos, plus dark and milk chocolate chips.
White Chocolate Pretzel Brownie: A white chocolate brownie packed with crushed pretzels. Some tasters were unhappy that the pretzels had lost their crunchiness as a result of sitting in wet batter; others were happy with the pairing.
The white chocolate brownies are our favorites.
Classic chocolate brownies are baked with a choice of chocolate chips, pretzels or Oreos.
Original Chocolate Brownie: A mixture of dark and milk chocolate—no chips
Chocolate Pretzel Brownie: The Original Chocolate Brownie packed with crushed white chocolate-covered pretzels
Chocolate Oreo Brownie: The Original Chocolate Brownie packed with crushed Oreos.
Whether you’re in need of a gift right now or are looking ahead to the holidays, you’ll have people vying to be on your gift list when you’re handing out Ellen’s Brownies.
Chocolate Oreo Brownie with milk and dark chocolate chips.
CHOCOLATE BROWNIES: Original (With Chocolate Chips), Pretzel & Oreo
WHITE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES: Original (With Chocolate Chips), Pretzel & Oreo
Brownie Jewelry Box
Brownie Box Sampler
6 Brownies In Coated
Paper Gift Boxes
The brownies are individually shrink-wrapped for maximum freshness.
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