Apollo Brownies

Another unusually named traybake.  It may be named after the son of Zeus, it may be named after the NASA space missions, it may even be named after the Battlestar Galactica character.  Who knows?! (Seriously, if anyone does know, I’d be interested to find out.)

This traybake was remarkably easy to make – chop, crush, melt and mix and pop it into the oven.

The finished traybakes were interesting.  Now, they are never going to replace a more modern brownie recipe (in fact, Mr Traybakes felt that they really shouldn’t be called brownies at all) and they weren’t as rich and chocolatey as my usual brownies, but I thought they were nice.  They were a little fudgy and sweet with crunch from the nuts (and if you get an edge piece).  Little Miss Traybakes was less convinced, so I’m not sure I’ll be asked to make these again.

But the main focus of this blog is to bake my way through the recipes from my ‘retro’ traybake books, so here’s the recipe!


8oz/220g digestive biscuits (graham crackers), crushed

1 tin condensed milk (14oz/396g)

3oz/85g walnuts, chopped

4oz/110g chocolate (milk or dark), melted

½ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract


1.  Melt the chocolate, chop the walnuts and crush the biscuits (cookies).

2.  Then mix all the ingredients together and pour into a lined 8inch/20cm square tin.


3.  Bake at 350F/180C for 25-30 minutes until it’s firm.


4.  Leave to cool in the tin, then cut into squares.



  • Ruth

    Just made these today- smell yum and we’re looking forward to eating them with some ice cream! Loving this website- as are all my ex pat colleagues! Keep ’em coming