updated 02/13/2013 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/16/2013 AT 6:30 PM ET
Oscar night is just around the corner so start prepping your viewing party menu now! Take inspiration from any of the films nominated or replicate what Sheila G. Main, the creator of the Original Brownie Brittle snack, will serve at studio head Harvey Weinstein’s Oscar party!
Makes 22 to 24 truffles
6 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into quarters
3 large eggs
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. salt
1 cup flour
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 2 tbsp. Grand Marnier
1 oz. (2 tbsp.) champagne
1. Preheat oven to 350 . Grease an 8x8-in. baking pan. In a bowl, melt chocolates and butter in microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Let cool.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir in the chocolate mixture. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and cocoa powder. Stir it into the chocolate mixture. Do not over mix. Pour batter into pre-pared pan. Bake for 25 minutes. (Brownies will be slightly underbaked.) Let cool.
3. Cut brownies into pieces and mix in food processor, along with Grand Marnier and champagne until creamy. Chill for at least 1 hour. Use an ice cream scoop to make truffles. Roll into balls, then roll in sanding sugar or a coating of your choice.