Intro: Candy Bar Brownies
Candy bar brownies combine delicious brownies and caramel, with tasty mini candy bars. This super chocolatey treat is hard to pass up!
For the fifth year in a row, trick-or-treaters did not come to my house :( And, for the fifth year in a row I had a huge bag of candy left over. Instead of just chowing down on the chocolate bars, I decided to try something different. I mixed up some of these leftover bars with brownie mix, topped it with caramel, and ended up with a delicious dessert.
Step 1: Supplies
What you need will kind of depend on what you have :)
- Brownie mix of choice (I used a box one) + ingredients to make brownies
- Candy bars - below is how many I used, but feel free to use as many or as few as you want
- 3 fun size Twix
- 7 fun size Snickers
- 5 fun size Milky Way
- 5 fun size bags M&Ms - for on top
- Caramel Sauce - optional
You can also use a few whole candy bars if you don't have the mini ones sitting around
- Snickers + Milky Way + Twix + 3 Musketeers
- Recess Peanut Butter Cup + Butterfingers
- Twix + Kit Kat + Crunch Bar
- M&M + Peanut M&M + Snickers
Step 2: Mix Up Brownies
Time to mix up your brownies!
Once the brownies are mixed, you can throw in your candy bars. I chose to cut mine up into pieces first, but you don't have to. I suggest you do though.
Put in a pan and bake!
It took longer to bake than the suggested time on the box, but I would still start there and then add time if you need too.
Step 3: Toppings
I decided I wanted M&M's and caramel sauce on top of my brownies.
I smashed up my M&M's in a bag because I didn't want whole ones on top of the brownies. For some reason it just didn't feel as nice-looking to me.
Step 4: Top Your Brownies!
Time to top your brownies! I put everything on while it was still hot in the pan. This caused the M&M's to get soft on top and I liked it that way. The caramel also kind of helps hold on the M&M's so I put that on first.
There are so many holes in my brownies because I kept taking them out to check them and they were never done! And I couldn't find toothpicks, so I used skewers.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Eat up your brownies! They're pretty awesome.