Alternately Titled: What I do with all the Chocolate Candy
(Ooops. I was going to wake some pretty pics but apparently we ate them!)
A few years ago we started a tradition of chopping up all the chocolate candy we acquired during Halloween and dumping it into a batch of brownies. I love candy. I will continue to go back to the bowl over and over and over again until it’s gone. I’d rather just get everything out of the house as soon as possible and stop the constant trips to the candy bowl.
Yogi Dad isn’t the frequent candy sneaker like I am, but he will eat baked goods. I figure even though these are brownies, this way, I’m not eating all of it myself!
I start with a box of brownie mix. It doesn’t need to be fancy or frosted or have any special mix-ins because you will be adding those from your Halloween stash.
Then, I choose what chocolate is going in. Last year I had so much that I broke it up into themes: M&M’s, peanut butter candies, things with caramel. This year I just threw it all in together. I had 15 mini bars and bags of M&M’s. I keep out things like Kit-Kats, Butterfingers and Twix because I’m not sure how they’d work. Anything mint never makes it this far!
Next, chop up your candy. I like big chunks!
Mix up your brownie mix according to the package directions and stir in the candy.
Pour into the prepared pan and bake as directed on the box. It seems to take a bit longer, so keep an eye on them and adjust accordingly.
When they come out of the oven do not be twmpted to dig in with a fork- there is molton caramel and nuget bubbling under the surface. Let these babies cool all the way down.
Once cool.. Enjoy. I know someone who makes a pan and serves them as a super decadent dinner- seriously, everyone get a fork and get this over with! I’m pretty sure if I went that route the boys would expect that every night! I’ll stick to cutting them up
I’ve also done this by adding the chocolate candy to a basic Chocolate Chip Bar recipe. Last year we had so much I ended up making 2-3 batches to get rid of anything. Of course you can add as much or as little as you want!
Thankfully my sweet tooth doesn’t extend as willingly to the sweet/ tart/ sour candies. The boys will get some of it (Skittles can be a great motivator!) but a lot of it ends up getting dumped.
How do you get rid of the Halloween candy in your house?