Use up leftover candy from Halloween, Christmas or Easter and make Candy-Stuffed Brownies. The brownie base is reduced in sugar and fat and it uses healthy coconut oil to accommodate the candy stuffing. Delish!
Only one more day until Halloween everbody! That means only 2 more days until Halloween is over and you can buy all the huge boxes of fun sized candy for really cheap. 😀 Does anybody else think about stuff like that?
If you have children, chances are they will come home with
more candy than they can eat enough candy to spare for some loaded up, fudgy candy-stuffed brownies. Or maybe you will end up with some leftover treats from the stash you were handing out to the neighborhood kids... Maybe.
Get Creative and Make Brownies From Your Leftover Candy
Of course, I won't judge if you are going to eat all the leftover Halloween candy just as it is. After all, that's what it's designed for. However, if that induces too much guilt or if it becomes too boring after awhile, then use those leftover fun sized candy bars to make loaded and stuffed fudge brownies.
I adapted my ultimate fudge brownie recipe by reducing the amount of sugar and fat, and instead of butter, I am using healthy coconut oil. These adaptions make room to load the brownie batter with whatever candy or chocolate bars you have on hand. As a note, fun-sized or miniature sizes work the best.
Use Whatever Candy You Have on Hand
I used a rather 'Canadian' mix of chocolates including Coffee Crisp, Caramilk, Kit Kat, Oh Henry, and Smarties. But really, any kind will work. And if you have lots of only one kind of candy then that is great too. Something like Butterfingers-stuffed brownies sounds amazing!
After preparing the batter, I poured half of it into a lined baking pan and studded it with the mini candy bars. For good measure, I sprinkled a few smarties and chocolate chips on as well.
Then, I poured the remaining batter over and repeated the Smarties and chocolate chip sprinkling.
After 30-40 minutes in the oven, you could easily enjoy these loaded brownies still warm and gooey (and a little messy)... BUT: if you want to be able to cut them into clean, straight-edge bars, then you need to let them cool to room temperature first and then chill them thoroughly in the fridge.
My favorite were the squares with pieces of Caramilk candy where the caramel is all gooey and oozing out. Konrad - the coffee and wafer lover - preferred the Kit Kat and Coffee Crisp pieces.
All in all, we will definitely be having these candy-stuffed brownies again. I am thinking of a Christmas version including thin mints and minty Hershey kisses... But that's just me - daydreaming about food - as usual!
More Brownie Recipes You'll Love:
- Toffifee Brownie Bites
- Coconut Brownies
- Keto Brownies - Low Carb, Gluten Free
- Pumpkin Brownies
- Almond Flour Brownies
Leftover Candy-Stuffed Brownies
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate chopped
- ½ cup virgin coconut oil
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules or 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder; optional
- leftover fun size-candy
- chocolate chips or smarties; optional
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Melt together unsweetened chocolate and coconut oil. I do that on the stove top but you can also use the microwave.
- Stir in sugar, vanilla, eggs, salt, optional coffee/espresso powder, and flour. Stir after each addition.
- Pour half of the batter into prepared pan, place candy bars on top and pour remaining batter into pan. Sprinkle with smarties or chocolate chips etc. and bake for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only crumbs but no batter attached.
- Cool before cutting into squares. Store in an air-tight container.
Absolutely! You can customize your brownie mix by adding various ingredients such as chocolate chips, nuts, candies, or even fruit. Get creative and experiment with different flavors to make your brownies unique and delicious.
Chewy brownies have a dense and fudgy texture, while cake brownies are lighter and have a more cake-like crumb. The difference in texture mainly comes from the ratio of ingredients, such as the amount of flour and the type of fat used in the recipe.
You can elevate a Betty Crocker brownie mix by incorporating additional ingredients like chocolate chunks, caramel swirls, nuts, or various candies. You can also experiment with different extracts or spices to add more depth to the flavor profile.
When making brownies, it's essential not to overmix the batter, as this can result in a tough and dense texture. Additionally, avoid overbaking the brownies, as they can become dry and lose their fudgy texture. Finally, make sure to use the correct pan size to achieve the desired thickness and texture.