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

candy bar blondies on a plate

stack of candy bar blondies

Right after Halloween, I know you have a bunch tempting chocolate laying around. 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.

candy bar blondies on a plate

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, like my reader-favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies. Fantastically soft. Moist, lush, and dense. They’re flavored with brown sugar and butter, so you know they must be good, right?

candy bar blondies in a baking pan in the oven

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.

And if you still have leftover candy after you make your blondies, my Butterfinger cookies are another excellent choice. Thick and chewy with Butterfingers in every bite!

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.

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candy bar blondies on a plate

Candy Bar Blondies

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1216 blondies 1x
  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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

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  • 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 pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and 1/2 cups assorted candy bars, chopped (I used Milky Way Midnight, Twix, Snickers, and Butterfinger)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). 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.
  3. 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.

Keywords: candy bar blondies

Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. Hi Sally, I just made these tonight! They were amazing. I used a combo of dark milky way, hersheys choc, and carmello (the caramel choc)
    Thanks for the recipe. My mouth feels sinfully sweet. 🙂

  2. I just made these blondies with craisins and diced walnuts-sooooo good! This recipe is definitely an awesome base to add whatever add-ins you have on hand. Unfortunately, I only had a few trick or treaters as well. But I still somehow managed to consume almost all of the Halloween candy! 😛 I’m sure these would be amazing with leftover Halloween candy, but I’m not going to tempt myself and buy another bag. haha Perfect recipe, as always Sally!

  3. My 5 year old daughter and I made these with her left over halloween candy! They are so yummy. My picky husband and sons even loved them!Thank you for the recipe and we can’t wait to try more of your wonderful recipes!

  4. My youngest son and I made these these today, a very rainy morning. We used Hershey bars, whoppers, reeses pieces, and kit kats. They turned out fantastic. A perfect treat for my boys after a long walk and lots of puddle splashing! Another great one Sally!

  5. I made them yesterday and they taste absolutely amazing! Everyone in my famiy loved them 😀 It was my first time making blondies ( or brownies ) so I was really happy they were so easy to make. Your repices are so awesome, I’ve become a total baking addict since I discoverd your blog!

  6. These are quite possibly the most delicious things I have ever made! I used snickers, heath, kit-kat, and butterfinger, but what I really love about this recipe is that the base is so great and that it’s completely customizable as far as what candy you put in it. Your website is amazing and I can’t wait to make the peanut butter/rolo cookies next 🙂

  7. Hi, Sally. Since discovering your web site I think I may have gained a few pounds! lol. I just made these with Milky Way bars since my kids had full sized ones from Halloween and I chopped them up. I truly think these are one of the best bars I’ve ever eaten. They are beyond fabulous. Thank you so much for this recipe (although my thighs do NOT thank you!).

  8. I made these with Reese’s piece, Milky way’s, and Twix – delicious! I also doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9×13 for a few minutes longer.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  9. Fabulous recipe 🙂 I made mine yesterday with Snickers, Milky Way Midnight and a handful of Sno-caps… So delicious! I’m an “edges” kind of girl, and I’ve already eaten the perimeter of the pan! The recipe comes together so quickly and easily, so it’s definitely in my go-to rotation. Thanks for another great recipe!

  10. These were awesome. I used heath bar, resees, and rolos. Everyone at work wanted the recipe!

  11. Tried this recipe this weekend and loved it! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Your photos are great and your site is beautiful! Thanks!

  12. I just made these today… and they were very delicious. I look forward to trying another recipe of yours!

  13. I made these tonight as an after dinner snack for my partner and I and they were delicious! I also sprinkled some quick oats and a lil’ dessicated coconut on top though which made the top nice and crunchy. Great recipe! Definitely going to try some others. 🙂

  14. OMG! These are terrific! I’m not a fan of blondies, but I make them for my husband. He liked the ones I’ve made before from other recipes — but he loved yours the best!

    This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Could I sub the light brown for the dark brown sugar? Would they still come out good?

  16. Would I be able to make this recipe in a “brownie” pan? It has individual squares so the end product is essentially pre-cut. I am nervous about overcooking.

  17. Do you have any tips for mailing blondies like these? I was thinking of making either these or a typical chocolate chip cookie recipe but using chopped up Milky Way Midnights instead. I wasn’t sure whether blondies or cookies would hold up better and also how to package them.

    1. I always wrap up two blondies stacked one on top of the other or for cookies, sandwich them back to back and wrap the pair tightly in plastic wrap and put them into a tupperware to ship. Either blondies or chocolate cookies ship well.

  18. I agree with the other posters–By far the BEST blondie recipe I have ever tried! No matter what candy or other yummies I toss into the mix, the bars always come out with the perfect consistency of chewy, buttery, flaky goodness! As always, thanks for sharing with your fellow baking addicts, Sally:)

  19. midnight craving for something sweet always means blondies because they require only basic pantry ingredients. This is by far my favorite blondie recipe. I just made it for the first time last night and it is like one of the best things i have ever made.
    seriously delicious. i can’t stop eating them. i live alone and keep thinking i should bring some to my friends so i don’t eat them all, but i won’t because i don’t want to give any up! yum 🙂

  20. I made these today with a friend and they were delicious! They were gooey and chewy, just how I like them, but my favourite part was the batter. 🙂 I couldn’t stop scraping out the remains. Definitely my go-to blondie recipe. 🙂

  21. I made these for my husband last weekend, using his favorite bar… Twix. He took one bite and said it was in his top 3 desserts of all time. When I told him it was your recipe (since his #2 fave is your chewy chocolate chip cookies), he said, “That woman is a genius!” I just wanted to pass along that compliment. Thanks for such a quick and delicious recipe!

  22. I absolutely love these bars!!! I have made them so many times!! I was wondering if I could make these and put Cadbury Mini Eggs in them. i have seen some recipes for Cadbury Mini Egg Blondies but I only use your recipes when I bake because I know they will always turn out. I was wondering if you would be able to let me know how many Cadbury Mini Eggs I should add to these? Thank you so much!!! 

  23. Made these Blondies yesterday for a baking group picnic. I think—although I’m biased—they were the favourite amongst the many, many sweets. I’ve tried a few blondie recipes before, but this one’s by far the best! 

  24. Do you think it would be possible to make these as cupcakes? Or would that be a strange consistancy for a cupcake?

    1. Not at all strange. They’ll be very dense blondie cupcakes– sort of like cookie cupcakes almost.

  25. Hi! Whenever I make these they turn out a little cakey and not chewy looking like yours do. Do you have any suggestions as to what i’m doing wrong? Thanks in advance

    1. Overbaking could be the culprit. Perhaps reducing the time down by a few minutes?

  26. Hello! I made these to send to my husband, who is currently deployed on an aircraft carrier. I send him a variety of baked goods in each care package, but these blondies have been his favorite thing that I’ve sent him so far. He shares his care packages with his co-workers, who also loved them! His only complaint was that they were gone too quickly 🙂 They were in the mail for 8 days and held up very well. Thanks for the great recipe!  

    1. Doubling works, yes! Unsure of the exact bake time, probably somewhere around 35 minutes.

  27. Amazing! I love your peanut butter blondies as well.  Your recipes make me smile : )

  28. can you substitute margarine for butter in this recipe? Would all the other procedures be the same?

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