Thursday, November 6, 2008

Candy Bar Brownies

Last night while I was in the kitchen I noticed how much Halloween candy I had left over. I was just going to throw it out. When I remembered, last year a lot of you guys baked cakes, breads, and brownies using left over Halloween candy. (You guys are geniuses.)

Now, I searched for a very basic brownie recipe. The type of recipe that does not require melting really nice chocolate. Into the Google search button went "...brownie, cocoa powder, recipe" and ta-dah "...Hershey's Brownies".

I know you dying to ask "...Gigi how does it taste?" Well, it's chocolate. How bad could it be? I used Hershey's Miniature Candy Bars and Three Musketeer's Dark Chocolate Mint Bars. Some of the bites were awesome. And some bites were ...umm ... different.

Hey, if you have a ton of candy left over and are feeling a little Dr. Frankenstein then go right ahead and give these a go. And let me know what candy bar combination you used. All I can tell you is peanuts and wintergreen mint not so good together.

On a side note, The Cake Slice will no longer be accepting new members. We are honored that so many of you have committed to the group and many wish to do so. We made a promise in the beginning to keep the group small and we will keep that promise to you guys.
Gigi & Katie

36 comments:

Ivy said...

So resourceful! They look really good!

Rosie said...

Gosh those brownies look SO good and a great way to use up candy!

Rosie x

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Great idea!
I was smart and didn't buy that costco sized bag of chocolate this year. Goshdangit.

VeggieGirl said...

Yes, please!! :-D

Passionate About Baking said...

I love it how you guys used up all the left-over halloween candy! Those brownies make for a handsome bit...

Hannah said...

Oh man, those look awesome! If only I had a surplus of vegan candy...

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Gigi ! those brownies are stunning! So delicious!
and you are amazing dear! I've never seen your photo before! WOW what a beatiful woman you are
A big hug dear
Silvia

Katie said...

Oh yum they look delicous and what a brilliant way to use up leftover candy. Hmmm, not sure about peanuts and mint either, but it would add an interesting touch.

Patricia Scarpin said...

What a great idea, Gigi! I'll have three, please. ;)

Jodie said...

Great idea, I'll have to do this for all the candy I don't want my 2 year old to eat! :)

alexandra's kitchen said...

love it. i have some whoppers left over. the possibilities are endless!

Maria said...

Gigi, those brownies look so good and what a great way to use up the left over candy from Halloween.

Maria
x

Grace said...

I was just going to throw it out.

oh, how that pains me. i just hate waste, and i'm glad you were able to find a use for your candy. a fabulous use, if i do say so myself. :)

Caroline said...

This is such a great idea. Too bad all my Halloween candies are gone. :(

Rico said...

Wow great brownies and use of boiled sweets (is candy boiled sweets) or just any sweets, whatever it is, is a great idea and you just inspired me to do some brownies.Never stop making new stuff.I love it.

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Jacque said...

Ooooh, that is an excellent idea... the possibilites are endless (well, at least until the candy runs out).

And I'm so glad I got in on the cake slice!

Zahra said...

Hi there! I lvoe your blog! I stumbled upon it through google and have been on here for almost an hour!:) Heres a question for you...whats your all time fav Yellow/White Cake recipe? Care to share? ;)

Zahra

Dani said...

OMG! I am drooling :):):):):)

LyB said...

lol! I love how you say some bites were "different". When I bake something and my darling isn't sure he likes it much, he just says it's "different". I know what that means! :) The mint/chocolate combo sounds good though.

Bunny said...

That's a great idea Gigi, Halloween candy can stay around so long it takes on a life of it's own! LOL!!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Delicious use of leftovers! I did the same with peppermint patties.

eatme_delicious said...

Mmmm excellent use of leftover Halloween candy. I should do something like that, though the only Halloween candy I have left is the stuff I don't really like.

Snooky doodle said...

hmmmm!!!!!! brownies so so good :) these look so yummy

cici said...

Do you have a good Red Velvet Cake recipe.. I want to make it, but I would like to use one that someone recommends. I tried to make one once, but it turned out kinda dry.

Mara said...

YUM...I just made mint brownies last nite with some leftover candy and they are divine. So ironic because I was thinking that these same brownies with peanut butter and other candies truly IS genius!

Mara said...

oh btw cici, a good RV recipe to try is Auntie Em's red velvets, I think the recipe is on Food Network. don't use as much oil as she does though, it's way too greasy. i played around with this one until i got something i liked...but it's a good place.

Gigi said...

Dear CiCi,

Mara took the words right out of my mouth. That recipe is a great one. I always achieved great results with it. I have halved it and doubled it with no problems!

Ann said...

Those are so darling, Gigi, I love them!

Julie said...

WOW! These look so sinful! YUMMY

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Those look and sound very norty indeed.

I suppose you haven't got any left?

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I bet my dad would LOVE these! We always have miniature candy bars in our house because my dad eats them aaaaaalllllllll the time. I'll hafta make these for him. ;)

badhuman said...

My friend Tonia makes a snickers cookie. She takes the bite sized snickers bars and wraps them in a basic peanut butter cookie recipe and they are soo good!

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