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

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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. I love Jude’s costume and how he’s just sitting there at the door! Too cute. 🙂 There were surprisingly a decent number of trick-or-treaters at my house despite the rain. I was proud of them! I still have tons of leftover candy though. These bars look perfect!

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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!

    1. Hey Elaine! I’m so happy you like these blondies! Thanks so much for reporting back. Your version with craisins and walnuts sounds amazing, especially this time of year.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

    1. Readers keep telling me that they’ve tried these with Whoppers. And now I h=must go buy some whoppers! I love them. Anyway, so happy you and your boys loved these. It rained here in Baltimore this morning too!

  6. I made this way back when I first started baking – your blog has been my baking tutor! They were delish back then and I actually was checking back in today to get the recipe to make them again! Yum!!

  7. 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!

    1. Thank you Anna! I’m happy you love my recipes. And even happier you made and loved these blondies because they are one of my favorites! Congrats on your first blondie recipe success.

  8. Jude makes the cutest Tinkerbell ever! Our Twinkie doesn’t like costumes. My mom’s old coworker gave her an old lobster suit from her chihuahua, and Twinkie grabbed it in her mouth and shook it back and forth like a toy. (Smart dog!) I love your idea for baking with the leftover Halloween candy! I’d be much too tempted to eat it all by myself…

  9. 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 🙂

    1. Your version sounds SO good Paloma! The blondie base is my standard. And it’s so simple too. Hope you enjoy those cookies! They’re a favorite and quite easy too!

  10. 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!).

    1. You sure can! Double all of the ingredients and bake in a 9×13 pan. I am unsure of the baking time, though. At least 35 minutes. Keep your eye on them.

  11. 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!

  12. I honestly dont know what did i do wrong bc I’ve made these blondies twice but they still turn out to be cakey not that chewy. It kinda depressed me bc i hate something that isnt supposed to be cakey turn out to be cakey. This as well happen to my cookies too sally. Can you please help me out sally?

      1. Yesi maybe overmeasured my flour or i overmixed it. Could over mixing it make it to be like cakey? If yes, i just know that. Haha, thank you so much sally! It really helps!

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. OMG These are fluffin’ delicious!!

    I have a secret…whenever I have a big test I have to study for, I bake these the day before and I HAVE TO eat them whenever I study otherwise i don’t function properly.

    Weird? Yes. I know… but so delicious 😀 Thanks for the recipe!!

  16. Sally, I swear, if I commented on EVERY recipe of your’s that I try, I would practically be a blogger, maybe a re’blogger? 🙂 I made these over the weekend and they were phenomenal! I added chopped up twix, snickers, and milky way bars. This was by far the best blondie base I have ever made, and I’ve made a lot!! I also baked your 30 min pretzels today and we cannot stop eating them (will make them w/ the crab dip next..)! Finally, I received your cookbook the day it came out from amazon, and I honestly can’t choose what recipe to try first – they all sound (and look) amazing! I truly appreciate all that you do for this blog, and I will continue to try your many wonderful recipes on a near daily basis.

    1. Thank you so so much Jenny! What a very kind comment. I love all the comments you leave! These blondies and those pretzels are amazing. Love both recipes so much! Let me know what you try first from my cookbook. Can’t wait to hear what it is!

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