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So, it’s Halloween and you’re already thinking you might have over purchased in the candy department… What will you do with all that candy? You could just eat it, you could make some Leftover Halloween Candy Ice Cream, or you could make these Halloween Candy Brownies! Possibly all three… This recipe will use up a full 4 cups of your leftover candy!
Let’s talk candy. For these Halloween Candy Brownies you are going to need chocolate candy and possibly some pretzels if you want a sweet salty thing going on. You’ll need 2 cups of meltable chocolate candy, meaning that it is will melt down completely, so nothing with cookie stuff or nuts in it. If you don’t have enough you can just add some chocolate chips to this part. For the other 2 cups you can use any chocolate candy you want too – nuts, coconut, candy coating, whatever this is where you get rid of most of that left over candy. Also, caramel is really good in these 😍
In a saucepan melt a stick of butter.
Add 2 cups of meltable chocolate candy. For one batch I used Hershey Bars and for another I used Reese’s Cups! The Reese’s one was my personal favorite.
Stir and heat until the chocolate is melted.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in brown and white sugar.
Stir in vanilla and eggs.
Stir in the flour and salt until well mixed.
Pour the batter into a well buttered 9×13-inch pan.
Sprinkle with assorted, chopped chocolate candies 2c worth and pretzels if you want to.
Alternately, you could add a peanut butter drizzle (literally, just 4T. melted peanut butter).
Then add the candy!
Bake at 325F for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 2-inches from the edge comes out clean.
Cool and enjoy! I know that was a pretty easy way to use up that extra candy. The nice thing is you can either eat these brownies now, or you could freeze them for later, possibly Christmas. Yeah, get that jump start on your Christmas baking! Or just keep them in the freezer fro anytime you might need an emergency dessert. They are very good and versatile. I used a pretty wide range of chocolate candies, but whatever you have should work. If you have mostly fruity candies then you should check out Leftover Halloween Candy Ice Cream, that recipe you can use either chocolate or fruity candies with.
What did you mostly have leftover chocolate of fruity candy?
- ½c. butter
- 2c. meltable chocolate (exp. Hershey Bars, Reese's Cups, etc.)
- ¾c. brown sugar, packed
- ¾c. sugar
- 1t. pure vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 1c. flour
- ½t. salt
- 4T. peanut butter, melted (optional)
- 2c. assorted, candy chopped (preferable that tastes good with chocolate) add pretzels if desired
- Preheat oven to 325F butter a 9x13-inch cake pan. Set aside.
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
- Stir in the 2c. meltable chocolate candy. Heat and stir until the candy is melted.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the brown and white sugar.
- Stir in the vanilla and eggs.
- Lastly, stir in the flour and salt until well combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Drizzle with melted peanut butter if desired.
- Sprinkle with the remaining 2c. chopped candy.
- Bake the brownies at 325F for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 2-inches from the edge comes out clean. Cool, slice, and serve.
Original Recipe By: Rilla Banks (A.K.A. Epic Sweet)