What are YOU doing with your leftover Halloween candy!? Why not make brownies!?
I used peanut butter cups, chocolate bars and a peanut nougat covered chocolate candy bar! They were so delicious! Use ANY type of candy – experiment and have fun!
(This recipe is a spin on my “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Brownies” which can be found here…
Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies
1 stick unsalted butter (at room temperature)
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
About 3 cups leftover Halloween candy, chopped
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Butter an 8-inch baking pan or glass dish and line the bottom with parchment paper. Leave a little parchment paper “hanging” over the sides, so you can “lift” the brownies from the pan when they have finished baking.
Place butter and chocolate in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for about 30 seconds. Stir. Keep doing this until the chocolate and butter are melted and can be stirred easily together. It should take about 2 minutes total – maybe a little less (or more) depending on the strength of your microwave.
(I sometimes put the butter and chocolate in a glass bowl and place it over simmering water to melt…I have found that microwaving does the same thing without the hassle…)
Once the chocolate is melted, bring it down to room temperature before continuing.
Once the chocolate is cooled a bit, stir in the sugar until combined.
Stir in the eggs one at a time until smooth. (I sometimes use a whisk for this process.)
Stir in vanilla and instant coffee granules.
After it’s well mixed, GENTLY fold in flour and salt. DO NOT over mix this! I sometimes even leave little streaks of flour running throughout the brownie. It is important NOT to over mix!
Pour into the greased and parchment lined pan.
Smooth the top and sprinkle with the chopped leftover Halloween candy.
Place in the preheated oven for 42 minutes exactly. DO NOT OVER BAKE! You want them to be a little underdone and fudgy. They will continue to bake a little as they are cooling.
Once cool – pull up on the parchment paper that was “hanging” from the sides. Be gentle. If brownies stick a little, run a knife around the edges to help loosen.
Cut into pieces.