So I may not love getting dressed up, and orange may not be my color of choice when it comes to decorations, but I love Halloween for the candy. I love the special editions of my favorites that usually come out by mid-September, and I love that I have bite-sized versions of everything lying around. Sometimes, though, I find myself with loads of extra bite-sized pieces of goodness and I want to do something with them instead of just popping them in my mouth.
I’ve shared quite a few brownie recipes over the years and while I whipped this one up using Snickers and Twix, it would work just as well with Milky Way, 3 Musketeers or any other chocolate candies you have lying around after Halloween. I’m sharing my favorite brownie recipe, but you can just throw the chopped pieces into your favorite box recipe and make the frosting!
What You’ll Need:
- 1¼ cups melted butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 10-15 miniature candy bars, chopped (I used Twix and Snickers on opposite sides of the pan)
- Chocolate sauce for drizzle, optional. Caramel would be great too!
What You’ll Do:
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- In a medium bowl, mix the cocoa and melted butter.
- Add in the sugar.
- Mix in the eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla.
- Stir in the flour and chocolate pieces.
- Pour into a greased baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until an inserted fork comes out clean.
- Frost and/or drizzle with the chocolate sauce, if you prefer.
- Serve warm with a glass of cold milk.
You can also whip up a frosting using powdered sugar, room temperature butter, a dash of milk and chopped candy bars. If you’re serving the brownies in squares from the pan, skip the butter and use a bit more milk. Beat with a mixer before pouring over the brownies.
Did you know that chocolate freezes well? Throw those bite-sized candies in a big bag and pop it in the freezer. Take them out in time for holiday baking if you’re not up for more treats right after Halloween!