Add a little something extra to your batch of brownies! Everyone loves brownies but repurposing some of the candy leftover after trick-or-treating makes them even more delicious. These Candy Bar Brownies are a great way to make a quick an after school snack or a fun dessert!
Original recipe posted: November 2015 | Recipe updated: October 2019
The older our boys get, the more candy we accumulate this time of year. There are more opportunities to get candy and their tummies are more eager. Last week I peeked inside our “candy bowl” and millions of calories were staring back at me. Curses. I have such a hard time resisting candy.
I found a boxed brownie mix in the pantry, mixed it up quick and then tossed ALL of the candy bars into the batter. When these delicious little treats were done, I had a few bites, gave one to my boys to share and GAVE THE REST AWAY! I love the surprise element involved. Every bite brings a new texture and flavor. And they’re so easy to make!
HOW TO MAKE BROWNIES WITH CHOPPED CANDY BARS
Halloween candy makes a fun ingredient to change up brownies into a treat with a different look!
Preheat your oven to 350. Generously cover cooking spray into a baking dish.
Combine the packaged brownie mix with required ingredients into a large bowl. Stir in the chopped candy of your choice into the bowl to combine the ingredients. Pour into the prepared pan and bake according to package directions (there is typically a bake time of around 30 minutes). Add a few more to the top of the brownies, if desired.
The brownies are done when a toothpick inserted into the pan comes out clean. Allow the bars to cool completely. Cut the bars into squares and serve!
Use two smaller pans instead of one 9X13 to create two different mixes of candy bars used!
Great candy bars to use in this recipe: Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, Hershey’s, Butterfinger, 3 Musketeers or M&M’s
WHAT CANDY IS GOOD IN BROWNIES
You can never go wrong with peanut butter cups or snickers bars. But milky way, a twix bar and m&m’s or toffee bars are fun too. It all depends on your preference. They add a bit of crunch or caramel to the delicious chocolatey treat.
If you have a sweet tooth like we do, and somehow you still have candy sitting in your house, you’ll enjoy making some Leftover Candy Refrigerator Bars that are a no bake recipe. We love Peanut Butter Blondies and Candy Bar Cookies too.
THE BEST DESSERTS FOR PARTIES
Here are a handful of great party dessert options!
Vanilla Sheet Cake – This Vanilla Sheet Cake recipe turns out perfectly every single time. The cake is perfectly moist, flavorful and fluffy and topped with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, making it the perfect party dessert!
Chocolate Cupcakes – Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes are super easy to make and they act as a solid base for any type of frosting. These cupcakes are moist, flavorful and chocolatey, making them the best easy dessert for any occasion!
Cranberry Bliss Bars – Cranberry Bliss Bars are even more delicious than the popular Starbucks treat. A delicious blondie is packed with cranberries, white chocolate chips and a hint of orange and is topped with dreamy cream cheese frosting! Great dessert to bring to parties!
No Bake Strawberry Pie – This no-bake, FRESH Strawberry Pie is a great dessert for gatherings of any kind. It is super easy to prepare and it is packed with delicious strawberry flavor!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats -Spruce up your Rice Krispies treats with this easy, no-bake dessert. A simple recipe that comes together quickly and into your families hands making it an easy way to make smiles. Use corn syrup instead of marshmallows for this batch. Adding chocolate and peanut butter to the classic treat sends this dessert to the moon!
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Candy Bar Brownies
- 18 oz. package brownie mix (plus ingredients required for prep, as listed on package)
- 2 cups chopped mini candy bars
- Combine the packaged brownie mix with required ingredients. Stir in the chopped candy. Top with additional candies, if desired. Pour into a square baking dish and bake according to package directions. Let cool before cutting into squares.
Great candy bars to use in this recipe: Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, Hershey’s, Butterfinger, 3 Musketeers or M&M’s.