Halloween Candy Brownies #SundaySupper
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. If you think about it, how many occasions are there where we get to go around to a bunch of houses and ask for candy? I am so happy that my Sunday Supper Family and Dixie Crystals share my Halloween enthusiasm because today’s event is all about Fun Halloween Sweets and Treats!
Halloween is such a fun food holiday and there were many directions in which I could have gone for a sweet treat. In the past few years I made Chocolate Halloween Cake, Pumpkin Plop Pudding, Butterfinger Ice Cream Sundae with Hot Fudge Sauce and Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash but I wanted something very special for today’s party.
Then it struck me. What I love most about Halloween is the candy and, trust me, I eat a lot of it!
I have many friends who only buy candy that they do not like to eat. They rationalize that this will prevent them from giving in to the temptation of eating any leftovers. I on the other hand, intentionally buy candies I love hoping that there are plenty of leftovers to last me for quite some time.
Samuel (my nine year old) will bring home his loot and we carefully divide it into categories: chocolates, mints, gummies, caramels, etc… This way the flavors do not all become one as they sit in a giant bag.
I admit that something odd does happen in our household. At some point during the night, many of the chocolate candies I love just disappear from the chocolate bag. I am not sure how that happens; but I do know that I wake up smiling and, usually, wearing a few very revealing chocolate spots! Don’t worry, I leave plenty of chocolate candies for Samuel.
I decided that it would be a wonderful treat to make something to share with Samuel since he is such a good sharer of his candy stash. Rather than using the candies that I like the least, I incorporated my favorite ones into the creation of Halloween Candy Brownies.
M&M’s and Kit Kat bars are folded into the brownie batter and then a combination of Butterfingers, Snickers and Reese’s Cups are chopped up and put on top of the cooled brownies. Chocolate drizzle provides the ‘glue’ to hold the candies in place. More M&M’s are sprinkled over the top to add a splash of color.
Dixie Crystals granulated sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness to the brownie batter. Be sure to check out their website to see all of the wonderful products and recipes they offer. If you have not tried their sugar scrubs, do yourself a favor and make a batch. I was first introduced to these heavenly concoctions at the Food & Wine Conference and let me tell you, they are out of this world. I had a hard time deciding which I loved more, the Lemon Rosemary Sugar Scrub or the Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub.
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- 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
- For the candy brownies:
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 9" x 13" pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- 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.
- Place the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into a medium size mixing bowl. Whisk to incorporate.
- 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.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
- For the chocolate topping:
- Combine the chocolate, butter and cream in a bowl. Microwave until the chocolate is melted, watching carefully. Stir until smooth. Set aside.
- Lift the parchment paper out of the brownie pan and transfer it to a cutting board.
- Top the brownies with the remaining candy.
- Pour the chocolate topping into a quart size plastic freezer bag. Seal and cut a small hole off of one of the bottom corners.
- Drizzle the chocolate all over the top of the candy. This will act as glue to hold the candy in place.
- If desired, top with brightly colored chocolate candies.
- Cut and serve.
This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
Many thanks to Sunday Supper Movement for doing such a great job hosting this week’s Sunday Supper. Please be sure to look through all of the tempting Fun Halloween Sweets and Treats recipes that my fellow Sunday Supper family members have made.
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- Candy Corn Fudge by Feeding Big
- Candy Corn Iced Sugar Cookies by Chocolate Chocolate and More
- Cauldron Cupcakes by Big Bear’s Wife
- Gluten Free Tombstone Treats by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Halloween Candy Brownies by Desserts Required
- Halloween Chocolate Gingerbread House by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Halloween Pumpkin Coconut Bars by Lifestyle Food Artistry
- Homemade Candy Corn Marshmallows by An Appealing Plan
- Jack o’ Lantern Cupcakes by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Mummy Chocolate Cupcakes by Family Foodie
- Pumpkin Bread Pudding by Recipe for Perfection
- Pumpkin Pie Puff Pastry Coffins by Ruffles & Truffles
- Pumpkin Spice Fudge by Runner’s Tales
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- Spiderweb Brownies by Life Tastes Good
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