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 intoΒ 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. πŸ™‚

candy bar blondies on a plate

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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: 12-16 blondies
  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


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.


  • 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)


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°F (177Β°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


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  1. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    Jude made a beautiful Tinkerbell, the color looks beautiful on him! πŸ˜‰ Loving these blondies, great candy idea!

    1. Hahaha Jude says thanks Pamela! lol

  2. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile says:

    Stop it! You are killing me!! These look sooooooooo good!!!!! πŸ™‚

  3. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    Love these blondies, Sally!

  4. you better believe i’ll be using my leftover candy this way!

  5. Michele Knubbert says:

    Just ordered your cookbook.So excited cant wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thank you so much Michele!

  6. Kate (@KatefromScratch) says:

    Looks like the perfect way to use up that leftover candy. Simple and delicious!

  7. Beth @ bethcakes says:

    I love Jude’s costume and how he’s just sitting there at the door! Too cute. πŸ™‚ 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!

    1. Beth, I’m jealous of all your little guests. I love seeing all their costumes!

  8. 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. πŸ™‚

    1. I haven’t had caramello candy bars in so long! What a great addition to the blondies, Iram.

  9. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Awwww, Jude is such a perfect fairy! And these cookies – definitely the best way to put leftover candy to use!

  10. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection says:

    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! πŸ˜› 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.

  11. 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!

    1. I’m very glad you tried these and that they were a hit, Jillian! Thanks for reporting back.

  12. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says:

    Mmmm I’ve come to love blondies more and more as I get older. Sometimes, you want the texture of a brownie but without the chocolate (I know, crazy). These look ahmazing with all that leftover candy! πŸ˜€

  13. 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!

  14. 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!!

  15. I have to make this recipe, these blondies look so tasty!!

  16. I made them yesterday and they taste absolutely amazing! Everyone in my famiy loved them πŸ˜€ 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.

  17. Well, my leftover chocolates are all gone, but I’m tempted to buy more and make these blondies! They look lovely!

  18. Hahahahahahahha I’m cracking up about the lobster suit.

  19. 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 πŸ™‚

    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!

  20. 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!).

  21. Hi Sally…..these look absolutely delicious. Was wandering if i could double up the recipe…would they still work out ok.

    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.

  22. 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!

    1. Oh that combination sounds SO good, David! I love Reese’s Pieces. Thanks for reporting back!

  23. 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. Hi Aurel! It sounds like you may be overmeasuring your flour. Be sure to spoon and sweep, a method I explain here:

      Also, be sure to stir the batter by hand. Do not use a mixer for this recipe, in case you are. Do not overmix, either. I hope this helps!

      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!

  24. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    Your dogs costumn was so cute! These blondies look very addicting!

  25. Fabulous recipe πŸ™‚ 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!

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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 πŸ˜€ Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Not weird at all! I love it. Whatever keeps you focused. πŸ˜‰

  29. 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? πŸ™‚ 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!

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

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