Make the most of Fright Night extras with the ultimate recipe for Leftover Halloween Candy Blondies.
Leftover Halloween candy. You know you’ve got it. Whether you trick-or-treated your heart out, “borrowed” from your kid’s loot or bought the bulk bags, chances are there are a few stray Snickers, orphaned Whoppers or partnerless Peanut Butter Cups laying around.
Now you have an excuse to do more than just tear open those wrappers and indulge this Halloween season.
This easy recipe for Leftover Halloween Candy Blondies stars a soft and chewy cookie-like base studded with a holiday’s worth of surplus sweets. Any candy with the capacity to melt will be a perfect fit wedged inside and atop these squares.
I am all about the peanut butter cups (bonus points if you DIY your own, but with my secret filling!) and the Snickers, which we all know are best when frozen.
So forget about that provocative cat costume, ditch that Game of Thrones garb and start hoarding every chocolate-coated, nougat-stuffed, fun-sized indulgence you can get your sticky little hands on.
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- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup assorted Halloween candy, roughly chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, allowing it to hang over the sides. Coat the paper with cooking spray.
- In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk together the melted butter with the sugar and light brown sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk until combined.
- Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and stir in the flour, baking powder and salt just until incorporated. Stir in ½ cup of the assorted Halloween candy.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top, then sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of Halloween candy over the top of the batter.
- Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let the pan cool completely then remove the blondies using the parchment paper overhang, cut into 16 squares and serve.
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Recipe by Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste. Please do not reprint this recipe without my permission. If you'd like to feature this recipe on your site, please rewrite the method of preparation and link to this post as the original source.
I’ve been making these for like 5 years! My sister’s favorite treat and she requests these for her birthday every year. Thank you for such a delicious recipe!!
So glad you are enjoying the recipe, Diana!
Followed the recipe to a T and these came out almost raw. At 47 minutes, a toothpick came out clean in a few spots so I let them cool. When I cut into them I thought they were slightly under and kind of fudgy like brownies are, but these were seriously underdone. I had to reheat the oven and put the already cut up pan back in! I did sneak a small piece of a cooked corner and wasn’t even impressed with the flavor. It tasted bland. I’m glad I added extra candy. Hopefully the middle pieces taste better if they ever cook.
I’m so sorry you experienced that, Jessica, and I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy the recipe.
These are so good! I “accidentally” put in 2 cups of chopped candy and it was fantastic!
YESSSS! So thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Colleen!
Super yum! The only change I will try next time is to bake it in a larger pan. It came out pretty thick and rich.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Looks really good, but what’s “left over candy”?
Fixed these tonight and used a 9×13 pan instead because the recipe made so much delicious batter. It worked perfectly with the recommended bake time in my oven. Chewy texture, which I love! Only substitution I made was that I used sea salt in place of table salt.
Woohoo! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Amanda!
Made this Blondie with leftover Halloween candy. Was excellent!!. Will make again
I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Debbie!
So easy to make and very good for the guys who work with my husband who don’t have kids and didn’t get any candy for Halloween we live in Ohio and it is always a rainy or cold day for trick or treat but ya gotta buy candy just in case!!Great recipe!!!
I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Deborah!
Have made this recipe several times, always a hit!
I’m so thrilled to hear this, Shannon!
My daughter and granddaughter have dairy allergies, so gathered up some of the uneaten stock pile of candy and gave it a try. Came out great and was easy to make. I took it to an event,(brave me), and was all gone with lots of other items to choose from. Thanks.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Sharon!
I was upset.. first time trying this recipe.. I am a long time baker big time and was a bit ? to try this recipe.
Toothpick came out clean.. after about 32 min. left them in the oven a bit longer and still the whole thing was a waste of my time.. Its like eating unbaked ?
I read the other emails and agree, should be baked longer even if the toothpick comes out clean and also.. I would and should have added some baking powder.. even a little.. I never made anything without soda/powder. I personally was disappointed.
I’m sorry you experienced this issue, Cheryl. We’re re-testing the recipe, stay tuned!
I thought these would be fun to make pre-Halloween for my coworkers. They were a hit! I’ll make them again after Halloween with whatever leftover candy I have.
So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Kelsey!
Just made these to use up our Reese’s Pieces. So good! Doubled the recipe and I know my co-workers will love me tomorrow. I did have to bake these closer to 50 minutes.
So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Sarah!
Pinned! These look so yummy :D
Thanks so much, Edye! Enjoy!
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