Candy Bar Brownies

 

Candy bar brownies, with their rich fudge base, are loaded with all of your favorite candy bars. These oooey, gooey brownies are a chocolate lover's dream.
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Table of Contents
  1. Candy Bar Brownies Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make Candy Bar Brownies
  4. How to Serve Candy Bar Brownies
  5. Storage
  6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  7. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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Candy bar brownies are thick, chewy, and topped with pieces of all of your favorite candy bars. These decadent brownies are easy to make, and they taste incredible. 

If you love rich brownie recipes then you’ll also want to make Cherry Cheesecake Brownies, Caramel Brownies, and Baileys Brownies.

Candy Bar Brownies Ingredients

You will need:

Brownies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, for tossing the chocolate chunks
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 11.5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup salted sweet cream butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature

Candy Bar Topping

  • ½ cup Whoppers candy
  • ½ cup Hershey’s candy bar, chopped
  • ½ cup Kit Kat candy bar, chopped
  • ½ cup Snickers candy bar, chopped
  • ½ cup Milky Way candy bar, chopped

PRO TIP: You can break the candy bars into small bite-sized pieces or chop them with a knife.

Substitutions and Additions

CANDY BARS: It does not matter if the candy pieces are full-size or fun-size. We used the fun-size simply because that is what was in stock. These would also make great brownies to make after Halloween when you have an abundance of leftover Halloween candy on hand. 

How to Make Candy Bar Brownies

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Be sure to leave an overlap or “sling” of parchment paper. Set it aside.

STEP TWO: Whisk together 1 cup of flour and unsweetened cocoa powder in a small mixing bowl. Set it aside.

STEP THREE: Toss the chocolate chunks in the 1 tablespoon of flour. Remove the excess flour and set it aside.

STEP FOUR: Using a 2 to 3-quart saucepan over low heat, add the butter and chopped baking chocolate. Stir constantly until the butter and chocolate are completely melted. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a large mixing bowl to cool. (The mixture won’t be hot, just slightly warm.)

STEP FIVE: Whisk the granulated sugar and vanilla into the cooled chocolate and butter.

STEP SIX: Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.

STEP SEVEN: Stir in the cocoa and flour mixture, and be sure not to over-mix, just until no streaks of flour are visible.

STEP EIGHT: Fold in the flour-coated chocolate chunks.

PRO TIP: Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your brownies at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

STEP NINE: Spoon in and evenly spread the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes away with only a slight bit of brownie crumbs. Allow the brownies to rest for 5 minutes.

PRO TIP: Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your brownies at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

STEP TEN: Sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the top of the brownies. (I sprinkled the larger chopped pieces first and ended with the Whoppers). Allow the brownies to cool completely before slicing and serving.

PRO TIP: You can allow the brownies to rest for up to 15 minutes before adding the candy pieces.

How to Serve Candy Bar Brownies

Already an unbelievable dessert, you could serve candy bar brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side for an even more over-the-top treat. With enough servings to share, candy bar brownies are perfect for bringing to potlucks or get-togethers with friends and family. They are also quick and easy for an indulgent weeknight dessert at home. Wash them down with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. 

Storage

ON THE COUNTER: Store any leftovers of these loaded brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days 

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze the batch of brownies for up to 2 months. Because of the candy bar topping, you will need to wrap the brownies in 2 layers of plastic wrap and finally in a gallon-size ziplock. Allow the brownies to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving. 

PRO TIP: The multiple layers of plastic wrap are necessary due to the changes that happen to candy in the freezer.

Candy bar brownies are an ooey, gooey treat that any chocolate lover will have a hard time resisting. Thick and chewy, with their rich fudge base and candy topping, these amazingly decadent brownies are a chocolate paradise. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze these homemade brownies? 

You can freeze these soft brownies that are loaded with candy. They should keep in the freezer for up to two months. Make sure to wrap them in at least two layers of plastic wrap to protect the candy bars from freezer burn.

Can I use different chocolate bars for this candy bar chocolate brownies recipe? 

This easy brownies recipe is very flexible, and you can top them with any combination of your favorite chocolate, including Reese’s peanut butter cups, Almond Joy, or other favorites. Just pick your favorite candy bar and have fun!

Can I use boxed brownie mix instead of homemade? 

If you want a quick and easy treat, you could make these loaded fudgy candy bar brownies using a boxed brownie mix and then add your favorite candy bars on top.

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Candy Bar Brownies

Candy bar brownies, with their rich fudge base, are loaded with all of your favorite candy bars. These oooey, gooey brownies are a chocolate lover’s dream.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

Brownies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour for tossing the chocolate chunks
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 11.5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup salted sweet cream butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs room temperature

Candy Bar Topping

  • ½ cup Whoppers candy
  • ½ cup Hershey’s candy bar chopped
  • ½ cup Kit Kat candy bar chopped
  • ½ cup Snickers candy bar chopped
  • ½ cup Milky Way candy bar chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Be sure to leave an overlap or “sling” of parchment paper. Set it aside.
  • Whisk together 1 cup of flour and unsweetened cocoa powder in a small mixing bowl. Set it aside.
  • Toss the chocolate chunks in the 1 tablespoon of flour. Remove the excess flour and set it aside.
  • Using a 2 to 3-quart saucepan over low heat, add the butter and chopped baking chocolate. Stir constantly until the butter and chocolate are completely melted. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a large mixing bowl to cool. (The mixture won’t be hot, just slightly warm.)
  • Whisk the granulated sugar and vanilla into the cooled chocolate and butter.
  • Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
  • Stir in the cocoa and flour mixture, and be sure not to over-mix, just until no streaks of flour are visible.
  • Fold in the flour-coated chocolate chunks.
  • Spoon in and evenly spread the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes away with only a slight bit of brownie crumbs. Allow the brownies to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the top of the brownies. (I sprinkled the larger chopped pieces first and ended with the Whoppers). Allow the brownies to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Notes

You can break the candy bars into small bite-sized pieces or chop them with a knife.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your brownies at the lower end of the recommended baking time.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your brownies at the lower end of the recommended baking time.
You can allow the brownies to rest for up to 15 minutes before adding the candy pieces.
The multiple layers of plastic wrap are necessary due to the changes that happen to candy in the freezer.

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