I don’t know about y’all but I LOVE Halloween, anything that lets me dress up in a fun costume and eat a worrisome amount of candy is a great time in my book.
I had a bunch of leftover Halloween candy from a party I had and thought I may as well use them for baking, and out came these brownies! You can use any Halloween candy you like, I chopped up Coffee Crisp, Caramilk and then sprinkled the top with Smarties (basically Canadian M&Ms, not the gross chalky things).
These have a great crunch and gooey caramel and multiple forms of chocolate, what more could you want?
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup flour
- ~10 mini Halloween sized chocolate bars, sliced in half/quarters
- 1/4-1/3 cup Smarties or M&Ms, for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 325F and line an 8×8 pan with foil with a few inches overhang. Grease foil with butter or cooking spray and set aside.
Melt butter in a small saucepan and set aside to cool slightly. Whisk together white and brown sugars, cocoa and sea salt. Pour in melted butter, whisking constantly until combined.
Whisk in vanilla and then whisk in each egg, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Stir in flour until it is just incorporated and ensure you don’t overmix.
Pour half the batter into prepared pan and arrange the chopped up chocolate bars in a layer on top, pouring the remaining batter on top and smoothing it with a knife. Sprinkle on Smarties.
Bake at 325F for 30 minutes, until the top starts to crack and a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs on it, not batter. Allow to cool completely, then lift out of the pan by the foil and enjoy!