Put that Halloween bounty to better use in a fun dessert recipe, Raid-Your-Kids’ Halloween Candy Brownies.
Yup. I did. Raided my kids’ candy so I could bake something new, Halloween candy Brownies. My daughter’s reaction when she gets home from school should be interesting. She loves brownies but I did use a lot of her candy, so it could go either way.
I have been working on my own “Best Brownie” recipe for a long time. This is not that recipe. This one is for fun and does make a very tasty brownie. Because this brownie recipe using Halloween candy uses super sweet milk chocolate (because, Halloween candy), I cut back on the additional sugar, added espresso, and used salty pretzels to cut that sweetness a bit. And I was able to make a nice dent in the Halloween booty!
Raid-Your-Kids' Halloween Candy Brownies
- 5 oz milk chocolate chopped (I used a combination of Hershey's milk chocolate and Nestle's Crunch bars)
- 1 stick 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
- ⅓ c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 t instant espresso
- 1 c sugar
- 2 t pure vanilla extract
- ½ t kosher salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 c all-purpose flour
- candies and pretzels for topping
- cooking spray
- Heat oven to 350F.
- Put the butter and chocolate in a medium mixing bowl. Melt by heating in the microwave for 30 second increments and whisking after each. Add the remaining ingredients in the order given.
- Spread the batter in a 8x8 nonstick baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 25 minutes. Top with candy and pretzels and bake another 5 minutes so the candies get melty and brownies are cooked to desired doneness (I like them fudgy).
Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.