Halloween Candy Brownies
Cuisine: Brownies, Candy
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 40 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • For the candy brownies:
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup (4.80 ounces) all purpose flour
  • ½ cup (1.65 ounces) unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon (.10 ounces) baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon (.05 ounces) salt
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1¼ cups (9.35 ounces) Dixie Crystals sugar
  • ½ cup (4.60 ounces) Dixie Crystals light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces candy, chopped if needed
  • For the chocolate topping:
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (3.17 ounces) heavy cream
  • 12.65 ounces candy, chopped if needed
  • brightly colored chocolate candies for the top, optional
Instructions
  1. For the candy brownies:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 9" x 13" pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Place the butter, semisweet and unsweetened chocolate in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave just until the mixture melts. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool 10 minutes.
  4. Place the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into a medium size mixing bowl. Whisk to incorporate.
  5. Place the eggs, sugar and light brown sugar into a large mixing bowl. Beat until light and airy. Blend in half of the dry ingredients followed by the chocolate mixture and vanilla. Mix in the remaining dry ingredients. Remove from the mixing bowl and fold in the candy.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  7. For the chocolate topping:
  8. Combine the chocolate, butter and cream in a bowl. Microwave until the chocolate is melted, watching carefully. Stir until smooth. Set aside.
  9. Lift the parchment paper out of the brownie pan and transfer it to a cutting board.
  10. Top the brownies with the remaining candy.
  11. Pour the chocolate topping into a quart size plastic freezer bag. Seal and cut a small hole off of one of the bottom corners.
  12. Drizzle the chocolate all over the top of the candy. This will act as glue to hold the candy in place.
  13. If desired, top with brightly colored chocolate candies.
  14. Cut and serve.
Recipe by Desserts Required at https://www.dessertsrequired.com/halloween-candy-brownies