Candy Bar Blondies

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No mixer required, very little prep work, and unbelievable results. Soft, chewy, buttery perfection.

Buttery, brown-sugared Candy Bar Blondies stuffed with all your favorites. Easy, quick, no mixer. | sallysbakingaddiction.com

Good morning! Today we’re taking a trip down memory lane.

About a year and a half ago, I posted a recipe for Candy Bar Blondies using my stash of leftover Easter candy. Have you made them? Probably not. I didn’t have many readers back then. Except for you, Mom.

Fast forward to this weekend.

Buttery, brown-sugared Candy Bar Blondies stuffed with all your favorites. Easy, quick, no mixer. | sallysbakingaddiction.com

I had two trick-or-treaters at my apartment on Halloween. Two. I’m not sure if it was Jude’s scary bark or the rain, but something frightened all my trick-or-treaters away.

Jude was Tinkerbell. I opened my box of old Halloween costumes and the wings smelled the best to him. He makes a lovely fairy.

Tinkerbell

Jude anxiously waited to hand out Halloween candy in the early evening.

Anyway, practically no trick-or-treaters running to our door left Kevin and I with plenty of candy to eat ourselves. So naturally, I threw my little candy bars into a recipe. Par for the course, eh?

I know you must have a bunch tempting chocolate laying around too. Whether it’s piled up from the kiddos or leftover from Halloween night. Try to put down that Snickers bar and throw it into some blondie batter. It will taste so much better melted into a brown-sugared, buttery blondie.

Ha! Kidding. Snickers bars taste good no matter what you do with them. But they’re extra fabulous mixed with Butterfingers, Milky Way Midnights, and Twix bars. Or even thrown into cheesecake. (<– yes.)

Buttery, brown-sugared Candy Bar Blondies stuffed with all your favorites. Easy, quick, no mixer. | sallysbakingaddiction.com

I used my favorite blondie base for this recipe. If you love blondies as much as I do, then this basic recipe is one you MUST have on hand. A 5-minute recipe with no mixer or skills required. If you know how to microwave butter, you know how to make these blondies.

They’re undeniably chewy. Fantastically soft. Moist, lush, and dense. They’re flavored with brown sugar and butter, so you know they must be good, right?

I made these blondies for Kevin’s friends, who he met up with the other day. That is, of course, after I stole a couple for myself. Kevin calls blondies “tannies.” Because they don’t necessarily match my blonde hair; they’re more like the color of my non-existent tan.

Thanks, love.

Buttery, brown-sugared Candy Bar Blondies stuffed with all your favorites. Easy, quick, no mixer. | sallysbakingaddiction.com

The beauty of this simple recipe is that you can customize it based on the goodies you have on hand. Reese’s Cups, Almond Joys, M&Ms, Rolos, Baby Ruths, Kit-Kats, Heath, Nestle Crunch. I could go on and on and on, but now I’m just craving more chocolate.

(Do you know what the most popular Halloween candy is in the US? You can make them at home!)

If you don’t have any candy bars around, load the blondies with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate, caramels, or your favorite nuts. I think a caramel pecan blondie would make a perfect treat to add to the Thanksgiving table. 🙂

Buttery, brown-sugared Candy Bar Blondies stuffed with all your favorites. Easy, quick, no mixer. | sallysbakingaddiction.com

Seriously? That caramel! Don’t you just want to reach through the screen!!?

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Candy Bar Blondies

This is my favorite blondie recipe. Use whatever candy bars or goodies you have on hand like chocolate chips or nuts. No mixer required, very little prep work, and unbelievable results. Soft, chewy, buttery perfection.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (200g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and 1/2 cups assorted candy bars, chopped (I used Milky Way Midnight, Twix, Snickers, and Butterfinger)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line an 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the finished blondies out. (Or spray generously with nonstick spray.)
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla together until combined. Add egg and mix well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and stir together until *just* combined. Fold in the chopped candy bars. The batter will be very thick. Spread evenly into prepared baking pan.Bake for 24-26 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. Blondies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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166 Comments

    1. Yeah! This is a great starter recipe to take and run with! So many options to create unique and creative blondies. Thanks for pinning, Sarah!

  1. I was just about to look up some recipes to use up our leftover candy (we didn’t get many trick or treaters either….but it was my son’s 1st Halloween so I was pretty excited!!!). This sounds perfect Sally! And I can make it during his nap today :0) Jude made an adorable Tinkerbell BTW!

    1. Perfect timing, Keyia! I hope you enjoy these blondies.

      And Happy first halloween to your son! I bet that was a blast. Halloween is my favorite holiday. 🙂

  2. Perfect! I was just looking for such recipe to get rid of all the candy bars laying around my house. Will come back to update on the outcome!

  3. It’s 7AM I’m Alberta (where from), and I have already eaten 3 chocolate bars of my 4 yr old sons halloween candy! I will promptly make these bars so my addiction doesn’t seem so bad!! Lol. Thanks for the perfect timing of this recipe, I was literally grabbing bar #4 when your email came!

    AC

    1. Haha! This recipe is a great way to get the chocolate bars directly out of your sight. Now they are indirectly in your sight, I suppose. Inside a dessert! Anyway, hope you enjoy these!

      1. Oh. My. Goodness. These are delicious! Used mars, Reese’s pieces, kit kat, m&m’s (peanut and milk chocolate), and wunderbar, sooooooo tasty/crunchy/sweet/salty and scrumptious! Thanks Sally 🙂

  4. Even more sweet than the treats you make is the fact that your mom was your first reader. Awww :). Glad the rest of us can now join your mom!

  5. I love this time of year when you have leftover Halloween candy to bake with! I agree.. Blondies are amazing, one of my favorite desserts! These look delicious as always, Sally! 🙂

    Also, I think my pup, dressed as Minnie Mouse, scared away the trick or treaters too 😉

  6. Moms are the best. Always faithful blog readers! Heck, my mom sometimes knows I post a new recipe before I know. 😉 Ok, Jude = too cute. And these = too delicious. Yum!

  7. I made these a few weeks ago with halloween candy (candy corn, reeses pieces and pumpkins) and just posted them on my blog last week. Phenomenal recipe, Sally! 🙂

  8. That pic of Jude is absolutely hilarious! I’m surprised how we even had a few repeaters that kept coming back for more…bcz I was giving out the cheap, no-name candy! These sweet treats you made are simply decadent looking….I need one now!

    1. You sure can! I believe the baking time is about 35 minutes, give or take. Make sure you cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil about halfway through to prevent heavy browning on the sides.

  9. Girl you know me and blondies are Bffs. I think I’ve relayed and parlayed my blondie recipe at least 20 different times. I love the brown sugar-butter base b/c it’s so versatile. I bet your blondies with all.that.candy 🙂 are so good! And yes to ‘ If you know how to microwave butter, you know how to make these blondies.’ I feel the same!

    Love that Kevin calls them Tannies. Cute story! Pinned!

    1. Averie, I was thinking of you when I posted this recipe because you have 1000 blondie/dessert bar recipes with candy bars. And having a basic recipe like this is priceless. So many ways to spruce it up.

  10. Perfect timing! I was just talking to a friend of mine today about how blondies are one of my favorite desserts. (He’s never had one… crazy!) These are perfect for getting rid of leftover candy and I love how customizable it is. Oh, and the pure brown sugar/butter flavoring. LOVE and pinned!

  11. I feel like no one really gets many trick-or-treaters anymore…there are tons of school/church parties, and I think those are taking the place of the old door-to-door thing. But if it leaves you with a bunch of candy for blondies…well! 😉 Butterscotch and white chocolate are my favorite flavors for blondies (oh, and maple! Like that Applebee’s dessert, have you tried it?), but Rolos sound amazing too…or Butterfinger! Or m&m’s. Or anything! With a killer blondie base like yours, I’m sure it’s impossible to go wrong. Have you heard that there are GINGERBREAD m&m’s this year? Maybe a Walmart exclusive, I’m not sure, but I’m so excited, and I’m thinking/hoping that white-chocolate eggnog ones are bound to show up at some point 🙂

    1. Caley! I’m glad you just said butterscotch is one of your favorite flavors. I’m working on a new butterscotch recipe this week!

      Gingerbread M&Ms sound completely fantastic. I can’t wait to get my hands on ’em!

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