October 24, 2022

Leftover Candy Brownies

It’s that time of year where the shelves are lined with bags of candy and snacking on chocolate is not only acceptable, but encouraged. While that chocolate is great on its own, its even better when added to delicious brownie batter like with these Leftover Candy Brownies.

These Leftover Candy Brownies are rich and fudgy and the perfect way to use up that leftover Halloween candy and treat yourself to something extra delicious. Any kind of chocolate candy can be pressed into the brownies before baking so that each slice has a slightly different taste. They’re so good it’s hard to only eat one at a time.

I used a variety of different candy, including Milky Ways, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, Kit Kats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and M&M’s. I especially liked any chocolate candy bars with nuts or caramel because they really completed the fudgy brownie base, but any chocolate will work well.

A FEW NOTES BEFORE WE GET STARTED

Now let’s bake! Line an 8 or 9 inch square pan with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray. Heat butter and chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring it until it melts.

Transfer chocolate mixture to a stand mixer, add sugar, and mix on medium until it is well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt to the chocolate mixture and mix just until combined. Carefully pour the batter into the pan and smooth it out until it is even.

Gently press chopped chocolate candy into the batter. Bake brownies for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of it comes out clean.

Cool for 30 minutes on a cooling rack before gently running a knife around the edges of the pan and lifting the brownies out with the parchment paper. Carefully cut the brownies into three rows one way, followed by three rows the other way to make 9 squares.

Leftover brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several days. Enjoy!

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Leftover Candy Brownies

These Leftover Candy Brownies are rich and fudgy and the perfect way to use up that leftover Halloween candy and treat yourself to something extra delicious. Any kind of chocolate candy can be pressed into the brownies before baking so that each slice has a slightly different taste. They’re so good it’s hard to only eat one at a time.

  • Author: Marisa Guerra
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2.5 oz (5 tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 198 grams (1 cup) sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 90 grams (3/4 cup) flour
  • 21 grams (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 90 grams (about 3/4 cup or 68 small candy bars) chopped leftover chocolate candy of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Line an 8 or 9 inch square pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Heat butter and chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring it until it melts.
  4. Transfer chocolate mixture to a stand mixer, add sugar, and mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until it is well blended.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  6. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt to the chocolate mixture and mix just until combined.
  7. Carefully pour the batter into the pan and smooth it out until it is even.
  8. Gently press chopped chocolate candy into the batter.
  9. Bake brownies for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of it comes out clean.
  10. Cool for 30 minutes on a cooling rack before gently running a knife around the edges of the pan and lifting the brownies out with the parchment paper.
  11. Carefully cut the brownies into three rows one way, followed by three rows the other way to make 9 squares.
  12. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 13×9 pan for around 40 minutes.

Keywords: candy, candy bar, brownies, chocolate, halloween

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