These candy bar blondies are a chewy brown sugar cookie base topped with rich chocolate frosting and your favorite candy. A fun and decadent treat!
Got leftover Halloween candy? These candy bar blondies are the BEST way to use up all those goodies!
When we went to Disneyland a few weeks ago we went to the Halloween party there – it was amazing to see the park all decorated for the holiday, they even fill the entire river with fog! People told me that you get a lot of candy at the party and they weren’t kidding. I think we came home with about ten pounds of candy! It was only natural that I come up with a recipe to use up some of our candy and these candy bar blondies are definitely a great way to use up your leftover Halloween sweets.
How do you make candy bar blondies?
I started these bars with my favorite one-bowl blondie recipe. After the base was baked and cooled I added a dark chocolate ganache on top and a generous handful of some of our Halloween goodies. You can really use any candy you like, feel free to get creative!
The bars keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days, if they last that long! I am going to try making these blondies during the holidays with Christmas candy, the possibilities are endless!
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Candy Bar Blondies
- 8 tablespoons melted butter
- cooking spray
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups of assorted chocolate candy - you can leave it whole or coarsely chop it whichever you prefer
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 inch square pan with a piece of parchment paper, leaving a overhang on two sides. Coat the pan and parchment liner with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk butter and sugars until smooth. Whisk in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour and salt; mix just until moistened. Transfer the batter to the pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let the blondies cool completely in the pan. Run a thin knife along the edges to loosen and use the parchment overhang to lift the blondies out of the pan.
- Place the chocolate chips in a medium bowl. In a small pot heat the cream until it just comes to a boil. Immediately remove the pot from the heat and pout the hot cream over the chocolate chips.
- Stir the chocolate and cream mixture continuously until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth and glossy. (If there are still bits of chocolate in the mixture you can microwave it for 5 seconds, then stir again).
- Let the chocolate cool for about 5-10 minutes or until it becomes a spreadable consistency. Spread the chocolate evenly over the blondies and immediately press the candy into the frosting.
- Chill the bars for at least an hour before slicing. Cut into 16 pieces and serve.
Little Helpers: Let your kids decorate the top with the candy!
These came out so tasty and fun for the school party!
This is a fabulous way to use all kinds of candy throughout the year – such a great way to make sure none of it goes to waste. Fabulous recipe that I can’t wait to share!
This recipe looks so fun! My son will adore these!
I LOVE how these blondies include all different kinds of candy bars. So loaded full of all the goodies.
This looks so perfect to have at any of my kids’ birthday parties!
This will definitely satisfy my chocolate cravings! Love how fully loaded they are.
Candy Bar Blondie has got everything I would love to have on my birthday.. Delicious..
Very good to do for child’s birthday party I’m sure will make as much success as the birthday cake itself, very good indeed.
Looks so vibrant and colorful! Another great recipe, Sarah!
Those would be practically inhaled around here. I bet they would be a top seller at any bake sale, which makes me think I’ve got one coming up in December. Guess I know one thing I’ll be making.
I’m a natural blonde and as a natural blonde I naturally crave blondies.
Well actually there is no link but that’s the only explanation I have to explain why I am SO ADDICTED to looking at this recipe! PERFECT!
These are gorgeous! I love the idea of using left over Halloween candy!
What a fun way to use up candy. These would be perfect for sharing with coworkers!