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Candy Bar Brownies

by on January 29, 2009 · 17 comments

Today’s recipe was inspired by Louise, a master gardener, world traveler, and cookie baker extraordinaire! After watching the video of Paula making Symphony Bar brownies, Louise sent me one of her favorite candy bar incorporating brownie recipes. Louise’s recipe is from a book called “Forrest Gump My Favorite Chocolate Recipes” but she also found it on Southern Living and was able to link to it. The full batch is here, but I don’t plan on sharing these and made a half batch which I’ve typed out below.

For the half batch, I used an 8 inch square metal pan and did one thing differently with the milk chocolate. Instead of sprinkling it on top before baking, I baked the brownies for about 22 minutes, sprinkled the chocolate on top, then put them back in the oven for another 5 minutes. This kept the milk chocolate from drying out. Of course if you don’t like milk chocolate, you can always use dark. You can even use the dark chocolate variety of Snickers.

These were super simple and very tasty. They’re also much easier to deal with after being chilled, so if you have time you might want to throw them in the refrigerator.

For the next batch, I might try using Caramel Delight Girl Scout Cookies instead of Snickers.

Candy Bar Brownies

Candy Bar Brownies

2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoons plus 1/8 teaspoon salt**
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder
2 (2.07-ounce) Snickers candy bars
1 1/2 (1.55-ounce) milk chocolate Hershey bars, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch metal pan with foil and spray foil with cooking spray.

Stir eggs, sugar, melted butter and vanilla together in a mixing bowl.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; stir into sugar mixture. Fold in chopped Snickers

Spoon mixture into pan and bake at 350° for 22 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle top with chopped milk chocolate bars. Return to oven and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a rack then transfer to refrigerator and chill. When brownies are cold, lift foil from pan and score into squares.

Makes 16

**If you use margarine or unsalted butter, use a generous 1/8 teaspoon of salt

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Published on January 29, 2009

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Katrina January 29, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Yum-meh! Can’t wait to do this with brownies some day. So my black bean brownies with candy bars??? That kind of defeats the purpose, right? These look like a perfect “splurge” brownie, or one that the hubbies would love for Valentine’s day!

VeggieGirl January 29, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Now THOSE are beyond enticing.

Louise January 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Anna, Thank you for the nice introduction. I’ll try to live up to it. :-) I hope you enjoyed the brownies. Nice photo. Last week I found a recipe on the web that I want to make — “Bacon Bourbon Brownies” aka “Legal Vice Brownies”. Maybe I’ll do them tomorrow so I can take them to class.

dawn January 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm

those look dangerous to have around in my house! lol

bakingblonde January 29, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Yum, I love the idea of incorporating candy bars into brownies!

Dani January 29, 2009 at 7:20 pm

you know just how to make me crave brownies :)

Sara January 29, 2009 at 8:43 pm

These look so good! Brownies and candy. Yummy!

Daisy Doodles January 29, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I am going to make these for hubby – his two favorites, brownies and Snickers.

I was at Michaels today and noticed that Wilton is now selling a spatula for brownies..cause you know a regular spatula just won’t do! I just brownies are the new cupcakes and WIlton is starting the trend.

Pearl January 30, 2009 at 3:03 am

woww!

Donna January 30, 2009 at 5:44 am

My children would sooo devour these,as would I. Ther’d probably be a brawl:).. Perfect!

Jenn's Baking Chamber January 30, 2009 at 8:26 am

Oh wow! These are definitely what I’m going to make for super bowl sunday! Thanks!!!!!!!!

Lisa January 30, 2009 at 8:50 am

This look sooo yummy! I will try this recipe!

Debbie January 30, 2009 at 10:39 am

Would using a glass pan vary the cooking time at all? I don’t have a metal pan.

Anna January 30, 2009 at 11:00 am

Hi Debbie,

The general rule for subbing a glass pan is to reduce the heat by 25 degrees. So you’d do everything the same, but cook at 325 F and take the brownies out when they seem done.

Derek January 30, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Ok, these are going on the Superbowl menu! Might have to use Reese’s though

Jenn's Baking Chamber February 1, 2009 at 9:15 am

Just made these and they are to die for! so chewy and sticky and all the right amounts of chocolate! love it! thanks, I think next time i’ll have to try it with another chocolate bar and see how that turns out.

Helen May 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm

I hve made this recipe several times and we just LOVE them!! They are so tasty and everyone I’ve made them for has wanted the recipe!

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