Friday, November 11, 2011

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Halloween Leftovers: Snickers Brownies

Umm, hello? Halloween was almost two weeks ago. I'm a little behind like always. Halloween was OK around here. Because Cati was battling a cold, I didn't want to take her out in the muggy, drizzly weather so instead I dressed her up so she could hand out candies. Unfortunately, and despite the letter we got announcing a flurry of trick-or-treaters, we only got four trick-or-treaters and Cati didn't get to pass out many candies. At least she looked cute and had fun wearing vampire teeth!
I had been purposefully keeping my eye out for recipes that used candies just in case we had leftover candy and good thing I did because we have a bowl full of candy that's begging to be eaten. One of the recipes was for this Snickers Brownies and I was super excited about the prospect of fudgy brownies with caramel-nutty goodness in them. My brownies came out more chewy than I would have expected because I think the caramel in the Snickers hardened as the brownies cooled, but the brownies were still delicious. Served with a cup of milk and this is what I call the perfect use of leftover Halloween candy.
 Snickers Brownies
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Snickers Brownies
Source: My Baking Addiction
Yields 12 brownies

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate; coarsely chopped
3/4 cup butter
1 ½ cups white sugar
3 eggs; lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
12 Fun Size Snickers Candy Bars; cut into fourths

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Microwave chocolate and butter or margarine in large bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted.

Whisk until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar. Add in eggs, extract and salt. Gradually add in flour and stir until just combined.

Spread ½ the batter into prepared pan. Add an even layer of Snickers and cover with remaining ½ of brownie batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes; do not over bake.

Remove to cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

1 comment:

Fallon said...

Yum! I like a nice, thick brownie like these.