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?
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.
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.
(Proof that it's homemade - the cocoa on the rim! HA!)
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.)
Oh guys. Guys, guys, guys. These babies are divine. The surprise bites of Snickers are like a party in your mouth.