Fran Miller Recipe

Candy Bar Brownies

By Fran Miller TchrLdy71

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
12-15, depending on serving size
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Fran's Story

Isn't it funny how recipes go around in cycles? I remember folks adding candy bars to brownies back in the 1980's, then Christy Jordan (of Southern Plate) wrote about the same thing, except using Symphony Bars. Were Symphony Bars even around back then?

Anyway, I decided to experiment with some of the candy bars out there now. What a fun way to kick a box brownie mix up a notch!

This photo shows brownies with a Symphony Bar in the center (thanks, Christy!) on the left and a white chocolate with Orea pieces candy bar on the right. Both were made with the same brownie mix. YUMMY!


box of brownie mix, 13 x 9 family size
1/2 c
cooking oil, as directed on box
1/4 c
water, as directed on box
eggs, as directed on box
large candy bars** (see direction #8 below.)
walnuts, optional (i used them, but i won't next time)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (or as directed on the brownie mix box). Mist a 13 x 9"** pan with cooking spray.
Mix brownie batter using the directions on the box.
Pour 1/2 of the batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.
Unwrap the large candy bars and place on top of the brownie batter.
Spread the remaining batter over the candy bars, covering them completely.
Bake 25-30 minutes, checking the edges for doneness since the toothpick method won't work in the melted chocolate. Remove from the oven & cool on a cooling rack.
Cut & serve when the brownies cool. Watch out for the stampede! =^..^=
**Christy Jordan recommended using an 8 x 8" pan, which would make a thicker brownie. The baking time would also need adjusted to around 45 minutes. You'd also only need 2 large candy bars.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Mar 12, 2012
    Hi Fran I made a brownie like this out of snickers, my hubby's favorite, about a month ago. They really turned out great! Glad you posted it as it is so easy to make! I'm going to try it with other candy bars that he likes, but not yet as he told me no more sweets as we are dieting now. :(
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    Fran Miller TchrLdy71 - Mar 12, 2012
    Thanks for posting, Dana. I can understand the concern to cut back on sweets, especially with candy bar brownies! Mmmm... Snickers... Got to try them next time. You know, when I'm not cutting back on sweets so much. Maybe next week. LOL =^..^=
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    Vicki Nelson Momanelson - Mar 29, 2012
    I make mine with Hershys candy Bars the big size Almond or plain . I gotta it off Paula Deans recipes . Family tested and approved by all very rich .
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    Vicki Nelson Momanelson - Mar 29, 2012
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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    Fran Miller TchrLdy71 - Mar 29, 2012
    Thanks for posting, Vicki. I love Hershey Bars! =^..^=