Candy Bar Blondies

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

candy bar blondies on a plate

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.

stack of candy bar blondies

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 intoย cheesecake. (<– yes.)

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. 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.

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Candy Bar Blondies

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 blondies
  • 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

  • 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 350ยฐF (177ยฐC). 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

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  1. I LOVE how chewy these blondies look—I’ve been looking for a good blondie recipe and I love the fact that you can make so many variations out of this blondie base. Pinned it!

    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!

  2. Keyia Marmolejo says:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent says:

    These look great ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

  4. 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!

    1. Yeah! Let me know how you like them, Jesse.

  5. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. So happy you love them, Andrea!

        I haven’t had kit kats in awhile. I love them!

  6. 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!

    1. Aww thanks Angela. And my mom, I’m sure, says thank you too. Thank you for reading!

  7. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig says:

    Would love one with my coffee!!

  8. YUM! I do want to reach through the screen and gobble them right up!

  9. Ally @ The Cheery Baker says:

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, I think my pup, dressed as Minnie Mouse, scared away the trick or treaters too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Moms are the best. Always faithful blog readers! Heck, my mom sometimes knows I post a new recipe before I know. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ok, Jude = too cute. And these = too delicious. Yum!

    1. My mom loves reading my blog. And I love her even more for it! Always so supportive. Thanks Erin. Jude says thanks, too!

  11. I must say, it’s only OBVIOUS butterfingers would taste better while sleeping in a bed of butter and brown sugar. Delicious to the max!

    1. Hahahaha Lauren, so true. Butterfingers, butter, brown sugar. Dang! So good.

  12. Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate says:

    We only got 5 trick-or-treaters at my house. So I made bread pudding with the leftover Halloween candy!

    1. That, hands down, must be the best bread pudding in the world.

      1. Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate says:

        Thanks Sally I will be posting the recipe on my blog tomorrow!

  13. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says:

    Bahahaa I love your pup’s costume! These blondies look so scrumptious and SO easy! And um hi candy bars all up in my tasty treats!!!

  14. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Monica, your version sounds incredible! Especially with those candy corns. (my weakness)

  15. Gloria // Simply Gloria says:

    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. Haha I knew you would love that picture of Jude, Gloria! I had SO much candy prepared for my trick-or-treaters. Oh well!

  16. Oh wow, these look dangerous! Will have to try this recipe!

    1. VERY dangerous. Probably just as dangerous as having actual candy bars floating around too.

  17. Megan - The Emotional Baker says:

    I love Jude’s costume! We didn’t have any trick or treaters so you know we’re loaded with candy. Will have to try these!

  18. These look perfect! I have so much leftover candyโ€ฆdo you think I can double this and put it in a 9×13 inch pan?

    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.

  19. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

  20. Cate @ Chez CateyLou says:

    No mixer required and very little prep work – love that! Sometimes a quick and easy recipe is just what I need! These look delicious! Jude was such a cute Tinkerbell!

    1. Jude says thanks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. That is so fun – Jude is the perfect tinkerbell ๐Ÿ™‚ I would have guessed Snickers was the number one candy bar . . . interesting. These bars look fabulous.

    1. It’s sad that I know this, but Snickers were the number 1 candy bar last year!

  22. Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    These blondies are the perfect use for leftover candy, love how loaded they are!

  23. These look delicious!! But a whole tablespoon of vanilla? Is that correct?

    1. Yes, 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract. 3 whole teaspoons of the good stuff.

  24. Emily @ Life on Food says:

    I always buy extra candy hoping I can make bars like this but most of the time my husband gets to it before I get a chance.

  25. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen says:

    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!

    1. Never had a blondie! You need to bake him a batch, Faith. ASAP!

  26. 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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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!

  27. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    Ha! I just made these, well, some similar. Not posting until next week though. I love candy bar blondies! These are fabulous Sally. And your dog. OMG, I wish my dog would let me do that!

    1. Jude was very well behaved on that day! And I can’t wait to see your candy bar recipe, Dorothy.

  28. Liz @Life Made Sweet says:

    Haha Sally I always have a ridiculous amount of candy left over after Halloweenโ€ฆ..our trick or treaters count for the night? ZERO! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love love your cheesecake ideaโ€ฆ..I am totally doing it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Hmmm, I have lots of Hershey bars & Whoppers lying around, so I might have to try these. So many wonderful possibilities!

    1. Oh Sarah these would be SO good with Whoppers!

  30. Ari @ Ari's Menu says:

    I LOVE blondies! I will choose them over a brownie any day, especially if they’re stuffed with candy bars! These sound amazing, Sally!

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