Foodie Friday: Chocolate Candy Bar Brownies

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What do you do when you have chocolate candy bars lying around and your husband is bugging you to make brownies? You make chocolate candy bar brownies.

And what do you do but blog it after, especially after a lovely food blogger (Ann, that’s you!) urges you to? I blogged this before way back when no one read this, so here it is again, with better pictures.

Our preferred choices. Crunchie – honeycomb wrapped in chocolate. Bounty – coconut wrapped in chocolate. You can use any candy bar you like. These are mini ones, packaged a dozen a pack.

This is a slightly modified recipe I found online. I can’t remember the original source. Oops. 

Crunchie Brownie. See the melted honeycomb on top? Delish.

Chocolate Candy Bar Brownies
A recipe for brownies made with candy bars.
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  1. 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  2. 3/4 cup granulated sugar (original recipe calls for 1 cup, and I modify the sugar level based on what candy bar I use. The Crunchie is sweet on its own, so I used 1/2 cup of sugar)
  3. 3/8 cup or 85 g tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1 cup or 110g all-purpose flour, sifted
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  9. 4 chocolate candy bars (mini), chopped (you can add as many as you like, 2 would be minimum)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F°. Line an 8 inch metal pan with foil and spray foil with cooking spray.
  2. Stir beaten eggs, sugar, melted butter and vanilla extract together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder; stir into sugar mixture. Fold in half of the chopped chocolate candy bars.
  4. Spoon mixture into pan and bake at 350F° 22 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle top with the remaining chopped chocolate candy bars. return to oven and bake for 5 more minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool on rack, then transfer to refrigerator to chill. When brownies are cold, lift foil from pan and score into squares.
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Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • February 17, 2012 Ann

    Oh, I LOVE brownies and these are truly fantastic! Thank you, Thank you for posting this! Not only is a terrific recipe…but you made my day! (Honey Bunny would go MAD for these – bounty is his favorite! I never thought of using them in brownies before…YUM!)
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      Thank you for encouraging me to blog this!! Oh do make it for your Honey Bunny, and you can thank me later 😉

  • February 17, 2012 My Inner Chick

    —Ooo, Mama,
    These look Incredible.

    I haven’t seen those candy bars since I’ve been in England. We don’t have them here!


    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      They are delicious aren’t they???

  • February 17, 2012 Kimberly

    I don’t like chocolate.
    Therefore this blog post will not make me fat.
    Thanks 😉
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      Tell me what you like and I’ll make them. You need fattening up, heh.

  • February 17, 2012 Mirjam

    OH GOD NO! That just looks to good to be true, I have to make this! My thighs are thanking you!
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      Thighs, you’re welcome!

  • February 17, 2012 Jessica

    Mmmm looks yummy!!
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  • February 17, 2012 Kierstyn

    Mmm! The honeycomb one looks amazing. *mouth watering (or bleeding from having these damn wisdom teeth pulled, I can’t tell anymore)* But as soon as I can, I’m trying this recipe 🙂
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      Sorry about the wisdom teeth extraction (I know how it feels!), but yes, do try these brownies when you can!

  • February 17, 2012 Stasha

    I will give Bounty ones a go. Not a huge brownie girl but that photo is making me want to buy a one way ticket to see you 🙂
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      I’m not a big brownie fan either, but I LOVED these, if I may say so myself 🙂

  • February 17, 2012 Elena

    Yum! I get candy bars in my mailbox all the time at work, so I’ll have to try this next.
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      You get candy bars in your mailbox at work?????????????

  • February 17, 2012 Jamie

    I do heart brownies. I just made them for our Valentine’s dessert! I like the brownie batter best of all though. I actually tweeted a pic from the box with some annoying warning about not eating the batter. Pppsh.
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      If I wasn’t pregnant, I would totally lick the batter.

  • February 17, 2012 Blond Duck

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  • February 17, 2012 Missy

    Me want! We’re having family over tomorrow night and I seriously might make these – they look so good!
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      If you do, let me know! (I want photos!)

  • February 17, 2012 Lady Jennie

    This almost seems like a german chocolate cake. Looks divine!
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      For a humble brownie, it was pretty divine, yes.

  • February 18, 2012 Eve

    This looks yummy!

  • February 18, 2012 Jocelyn

    Yum!! Too bad I hate to cook or else I’d totally give these a whirl. 😉
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      Baking is totally easier than cooking 😉

  • February 18, 2012 Leighann

    I will regret it, cause I won’t share one single bite!!

  • February 18, 2012 Mamamzungu

    This is perfect – even the same kind of candy bars we can get here. I can’t wait to try it. You look great staring your third trimester by the way!

    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      Yay, would love to see you try them!! (after the baby comes of course)

  • February 18, 2012 Amanda

    Ooooh, these look insanely delicious and perfectly evil. Yum!
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      Hey, pregnant women NEED chocolate. 😉

  • February 18, 2012 Jessica

    Those look PHENOMENAL! Im definitely going to be trying these asap!
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      Yay! Let me know how they turn out.

  • February 18, 2012 Talking Thirty

    Yum! My favorite candy bar to use in brownies is a Symphony Bar. Try it sometime, if you’re a fan of almond toffee goodness!
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      We don’t get Symphony over here, but I’ll look out for something similar!

  • February 18, 2012 Sandra

    My stomach is growling! Yummy! I licked my computer screen!…ok, I didn’t really, but I thought about it.

    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      Once your contest and photo shoot are over, I think you deserve a brownie!

  • February 18, 2012 Julie

    Yummy! That’s what I’d call delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I think I’m gonna give this a try on the weekend.
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  • February 18, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    Ummm, yes I love brownies!!! They look delicious, although I’ve never heard of those candy bars, they look really good. I’m sure any candy bar would do, right?
    And you’re already in your 3rd trimester? Holy cow, time flies!
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      Yes, any preferred candy bar will do! Do try the sweetness of the candy first though, to adjust the sugar content accordingly.

      And yup, 3rd trimester, baby!

  • February 18, 2012 Natalie

    Yum, yum! Oh and I so love you and your bump pic on the side. You are rockin’ that bump!
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    • February 18, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Natalie! Time for you to show us some bump pictures!

  • February 19, 2012 Old School/New School Mom

    That looks delicious! When I see “Crunchie” I always think of Canadian and British chocolate!
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    • February 19, 2012 Alison

      They are yummy!

  • February 19, 2012 Galit Breen

    So very much YUM, you! Love this especially right after Valentine’s Day when ohmygoodness the chocolate around here is -ahem- plentiful! 🙂
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    • February 19, 2012 Alison

      Isn’t this a lovely way to use up all that candy??

  • February 20, 2012 Jessica

    These sound sinful! Absolutely sinful! Can’t wait to give them a try. Thanks for sharing, Alison!
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    • February 20, 2012 Alison

      They’re sinfully delicious!

  • February 20, 2012 JDaniel4's Mom

    It would be delicious fun to try different candy bars in each batch.
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    • February 20, 2012 Alison

      Yes! The base brownie recipe is delicious and versatile, so definitely trying different candy bars is possible AND fun.

  • February 20, 2012 Kimberly

    A candy bar + brownies?? You know the way to my pregnant heart.
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    • February 20, 2012 Alison

      You should move next door!

  • February 20, 2012 Tonya

    You had me at chocolate although I must admit, I’m not much of a coconut fan. But, as long as there was enough chocolate, I’d probably be fine. 🙂
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    • February 29, 2012 Alison

      Oh there’s enough chocolate, trust me 🙂

  • February 29, 2012 Robin

    Candy bar brownies?! Genius.
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    • February 29, 2012 Alison

      I have to credit my clever husband for that!

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