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Candy Bar Brownies

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Any chocolate lover will have a hard time resisting these amazingly decadent candy bar brownies with their rich fudge base and candy topping. 
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  1. Candy Bar Brownies Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Candy Bar Brownies Recipe
  3. How to Serve
  4. Storage
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These ooey-gooey candy bar brownies are irresistible. Thick, gooey, chewy perfection and topped with pieces of all of your favorite candy bars, these decadent brownies will make your taste buds sing!

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Candy Bar Brownies Ingredients

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You’ll need:

For the Brownies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (plus 1 tablespoon for tossing the chocolate chunks)
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 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
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) package of semi-sweet chocolate chunks

For the Candy Bar Topping

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

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 This Candy Bar Brownies Recipe

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 the unsweetened cocoa powder in a small mixing bowl. Set it aside.

flour and unsweetened cocoa powder whisked in a bowl

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

flour and chocolate chunks tossed in a bowl

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 melted chocolate mixture to a large bowl to cool. The mixture won’t be hot, just slightly warm.

butter and chocolate stirred in a pot

STEP FIVE: Whisk in the granulated sugar and vanilla extract.

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

eggs whisked with the butter mixture in a bowl

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

flour and cocoa stirred in a bowl

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

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

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 mixture 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. 

Candy Bar Brownies baked in a baking dish

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.

chopped candy bars sprinkled on top of the brownies in a baking dish

How to Serve

There is no doubt these unbelievably decadent candy bar brownies will satisfy your sweet tooth. Add an ice-cold iced tea to wash it down, or, if you simply can’t get enough chocolate, a mint chocolate chip milkshake will do the trick.

We have plenty of rich brownie recipes to share with you. Try our Rolo brownies and our Nutella brownies, and you might just find your new favorite brownie recipe.

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. 

an overhead of Candy Bar Brownie in a baking dish

You’ll be on your way to chocolate heaven with just a few simple ingredients! Trust me, once you try these fudgy brownies topped with their layer of candy bars, you’ll never look back!

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

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Any chocolate lover will have a hard time resisting these amazingly decadent candy bar brownies with their rich fudge base and candy topping. 
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
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.

Nutrition

Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. Melissa says

    I haven’t made homemade brownies before but this recipe looks super delicious! I live brownies with ice cream and topped with caramel! I think these would be great with snickers or Milky Way bars. Can’t wait to give it a try! I know my kids will love it too!

  2. Stella says

    5 stars
    What is my favorite candy bar? Any with peanut butter and caramel in them!
    Have you made brownies before? Yes, I have.
    Would you serve it with milk or ice cream? Ice cream!
    Would you serve extra caramel or fudge? I would drown it with caramel!
    Would you add a swirl of peanut butter? YES!!

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