Jazz up a standard brownie box mix with leftover Halloween candies. The caramel keeps the brownies moist and chewy for days.

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Candy Bar Brownies


Yield: 36 brownies

1 box brownie mix 12 ounces Snicker or Milky Way candy bars, chopped 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips or 12 ounces chocolate candy bars 1/2 cup peanut butter 10 ounces Snicker or Milky Way candy bars, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13-inch-by-9-inch pan with nonstick baking spray containing flour. Set aside. In large bowl, prepare brownie mix according to directions for high altitude. Stir in first amount of chopped candy bars. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until brownies are set and crust is shiny. Cool for 30 minutes.

In medium bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir. Continue microwaving for 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until mixture is smooth. Stir in second batch of chopped candy. Spoon and spread over warm brownies. Let stand until set. Cut into bars.

Source: Teresa J. Farney, adapted from busycooks.about.com