As someone who adores fudgy brownies, I swooned over Naughty Bits super-dense, rich, chocolatey squares.
Leigh, the owner and pastry chef, holds a Masters degree in Gastronomy from the University of Adelaide (Australia). Cred, or no cred, she bakes a mean brownie, each of which has a catchy name.
My favorite was The Man Catcher, a classic plain brownie, though Barrista Bar with its crunchy chocolate covered espresso beans and Kahlua was a close second. While the alcohol burns off during baking, the liquor adds an extra layer of flavor.
Living in Sin is a chocolate brownie with miniature peanut butter cups and blistered peanuts.
Cabana Banana Boy is full of toasted coconut, dried bananas and salted macadamia nuts. A delicious combination for those of you who love a tropical influence.
Geisha Girl is loaded with crystalized ginger, wasabi and sesame snack bits.
The Shiksa has maple-smoked bacon and toffee bits, a truly inspired combination of sweet, smokey, salty, and crunchy. As ubiquitous as the bacon-chocolate duo is these days, this was a new experience for me, and one I would love to repeat.
If baking isn’t your forte, you can sate all those brownie cravings with Naughty Bits. What’s even better is Leigh’s website allows you to customize your order with whichever flavors you like best.