Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Just Throw It All In There!

I don't know about you guys, but I have an entire bowl full of leftover Halloween candy haunting me. Ha! Did you like what I did there? Oh dears, that made me laugh. Anyway, my neighborhood is completely awesome in that they hand out TONS of chocolate!! Forget that cheap Kiddie Mix junk, our neighbors get down with the good stuff. That makes me want to both kiss them and slap them across the face.

Momma don't need no more chocolate.

Y'all. My grammar just gets better by the day.

Anyway, I decided to pick out all of my favorite chocolates (SNICKERS) and get them out of my life. And by get them out of my life, I mean dumping them into a pan of brownies and adding even extra calories to them before they go into my belly. Makes sense, right?

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Let's face it. I would probably be better off just sitting down and polishing them off one by one, but for some reason, putting them in brownies sounded like a better idea. Blame the pregnancy brain. It's not always rational.

So, if your bowl of Halloween candy is haunting you, too (Ha! I laughed again), then this recipe is for you. Oh, the brownies are homemade. From scratch. I've never done that before in my life. Look at me! ;)

2 cups candy bars, chopped (any combination that you like!)
1 cup butter (or margarine)
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa, Hershey's
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350°F Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Remove wrappers from candies. Cut each candy into 1/2-inch pieces; set aside.

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Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Add sugar and cocoa; stir to blend. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs. Stir together flour, salt and baking soda; stir into chocolate mixture. Stir in vanilla and candy pieces. Spread in prepared pan.

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(Proof that it's homemade - the cocoa on the rim! HA!)

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Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan and begin to crack slightly; do not overbake. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

(Oh, and I added some peanut butter swirls. Just dollop some PB, take a knife and start swirling.)

(I am sure you could use a boxed mix and throw in your candy before baking. That would be easy and I'm sure would taste scrumptious.)

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Oh guys. Guys, guys, guys. These babies are divine. The surprise bites of Snickers are like a party in your mouth.

You're welcome.

11 comments:

  1. Yummy! We put our leftover Halloween candy in the freezer in the garage so we could use it for the Christmas holidays. Hubby keeps going out there to grab a handful! If this keeps up there will no candy for the holiday! LOL

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  2. My boss just had to go get me a caramel sundae b/c of your post! Ahh! That looks amazing. I WANT SOME SO BAD!!

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  3. Snickers are by far my most favorite candy bar. These look delicios!

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  4. I did the exact same thing last Thursday. Only mine was homemade brownies with Reeses. Amazing!

    Oh and I'm not pregnant, but this still sounds perfectly rational to me.

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  5. this is going to sound awful...but never once in my life have I ever thought about making brownies from scratch. I never really knew that you could. These make me want to RIGHT NOW!!!!

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  6. Mmm why haven't I thought of that before?

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  7. Oh dear.

    All we have left are tootsie rolls and Dots. (frown)

    I might just have to go buy a package of Snickers and get to bakin'! They look incredible!

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  8. My hubby did this, except he made cookies. They are calling my name right now....

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  9. I'm not a big snickers fan, but my hubs would LOVE these. I'll have to make them for him soon. I normally do not have a sweet tooth, but lately I've been chowin down on Halloween candy. It doesn't help my students are STILL bring me in pieces. I seriously have to throw them away at the end of the day so I don't eat them. I blame it on the stress!! :) Thanks for the recipe! Are you going to post a baby update soon?! Still excited for your family!

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  10. You crack me up! LOL! Just add 'em to brownies... love it!

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May the Lord bless you and keep you safe today! Thanks for the comment, friends! :)

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