I once saw a quote I liked.
If you can’t finish your chocolate, it will keep in the fridge. But if you can’t finish your chocolate, it may be the sign of a deeper problem.
Perhaps my deeper problem is just growing up and finding that I cannot live on Butterfingers and Kit Kats alone, but whatever the case may be, we have a big bowl of leftover Halloween candy on our dining room table, and I felt the need to move some candy out of the house.
After awhile, I want something more than the basic candy. I want dessert. I want warmth. Enter: Candy Bar Brownies. Usually made with Hershey’s milk chocolate bars and Snicker’s bars, I went ahead and took some liberties, using miniature milk chocolate bars to sprinkle on top, and using chopped up Baby Ruth and Twix bars to mix into the batter.
With bits of melty nougat, soft ribbons of caramel, scattered peanuts, and chunks of chocolate throughout, these brownies, in a word, ROCK.
I have not tested extensively, but my hunch is that these brownies can be made with any candy bar. I might try them again with Butterfingers, Reese’s, Kit Kats, whatever!
The original recipe came from one of my favorite cookbooks, Forrest Gump My Favorite Chocolate Recipes. Some of my best recipes come from this book, including these brownies.
Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies
Adapted from Forrest Gump My Favorite Chocolate Recipes
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
8 miniature milk chocolate bars, coarsely chopped
8-10 miniature candy bars (preferably something with nougat, caramel, crispies, and/or peanuts), coarsely chopped
1. Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in another bowl. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture.
3. Fold in chopped candy bars (the ones with nougat, caramel, etc.).
4. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 13×9″ pan; sprinkle with chopped milk chocolate bars.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
6. Cool on wire rack. Try to let cool before cutting into squares. Good luck with that.