Happy Halloween! Normally I don’t post recipes here, but Max is showing off his Halloween costume over at Eat Laugh Purr, so I decided to switch things up a bit today. Now I must confess a bit of a secret: No ghosts or goblins or superheros will come knocking on my door tonight, but … I have Halloween candy in my apartment. Why? Because I have no willpower, people. None.
Or maybe I am a pseudo Boy Scout who wants to be prepared. That is also a lie. I simply want candy. And Halloween gave me a great excuse to buy some! I also know many of you do actually hand out candy and/or have young children who will come home tonight with plastic pumpkins overflowing with candy.
What to Do with All that Candy?
You could, of course, eat the candy as natured intended but where is the fun in that? Okay, most find plenty of fun in eating Snickers, M&Ms, and Milk Duds by the fistfuls. But I have another fun and yummy way to use up some of that candy in some delectable brownies. Perhaps, you might even bring a pan to your office to share and get some of that candy out of your home.
This honestly isn’t much of a recipe, which is another reason why I chose to post it here. To keep things ultra-simple, I jazzed up a brownie box mix but feel free to use your favorite homemade brownie recipe too. This makes a very decadent treat that I immensely enjoyed while watching scary movies all weekend. I also gave a few bars away and froze some for a later date, which will be a real treat to enjoy later.
Leftover Halloween Candy Bar Brownies
Makes 9 bars
- 1 box brownie mix
- Substitute strong coffee for water
- Substitute butter in place of oil
- Eggs (follow box ingredients)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Candy (such as chocolate bars, peanut butter cups and M&Ms.)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9×9 pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add brownie mix, coffee, butter, eggs and vanilla. Stir until just combined. Set aside.
- Roughly chop some chocolate bars (I like dark chocolate) and add 1/2 cup to brownie mix and combine.
- Pour brownie mix into prepared pan. Top with chopped candy (about a cup or so). Bake for 33-36 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool and serve.
I hope everyone has a safe and spooky Halloween. Be sure to check out Max’s costume over at Eat Laugh Purr too!
Rebecca Jo says
I’m all about putting M&M’s into anything sweet!!! Cookies, cakes, brownies. It works in everything!
M&Ms are little magical nuggets of goodness! 🙂 I love those little buggers … maybe too much!
Laurie @thefrugalfarmer says
M&Ms make anything better. Tonight we are combining them with dry roasted peanuts and candy corn for a super yummy Halloween treat mix.
Agreed! And I would love a bowlful of that yummy Halloween mix you made. So good!
what is leftover candy?! haha. jk. but really. i am going to eat it all. call me the candy monster.
LOL! I’ll eat it all too, slowly, because my tummy is wimpy but it will ALL get eaten!
Mmmm, this looks so good! 🙂
It is. Still noshing on it and loving it.
kathy @ more coffee, less talky says
This looks so good!
It is. Naughty but good! 😀
These look so yummy! I may have gone a tad overboard buying the discounted candy at Target yesterday, so I might need to try this!
I love picking up candy after the holiday, so much cheaper and still oh so good! Adding candy to brownies, especially peanut butter-type candy makes it soooooo good!
Nancy @ NY Foodie Family says
Wow, I surprisingly have a box of brownie mix in the house and LOTS of leftover Halloween candy, including m&ms. These may be something that I make this weekend!
I enjoyed every single brownie and can’t wait to eat those in my freezer. They were delicious. I used peanut butter cups and peanut butter M&Ms … so dang yummy! I’m sure your kids would love these too!