Candy Bar Brownies

I thought the only way to make brownies more chocolaty was to add chocolate chips or chocolate chunks. I never in my wildest dreams thought about adding candy bars!

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After hearing this idea, I quickly went to the store and was stunned that there were soooooo many different kinds. Yes, yes, I always knew there were many, but now I was standing there trying to figure out which would go best inside a brownie!
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So, it turns out, I couldn’t decide! I grabbed a few of my favorites and made a mad dash to the checkout in case I were to change my mind.
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I ended up with 10 different kinds! It was fun eating it as you never knew what candy bar was next!
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Candy Bar Brownies

Prep time: 15 minutes     Cook time: 40 minutes     Cool time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Your favorite brownie recipe/mix OR brownie recipe below

1 cup flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

6 ounces butter

6 ounces dark chocolate

2 cups brown sugar

4 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

Your favorite candy bars

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 8×8-inch square baking pan and cover with a strip of parchment, extending it up two sides to help lift brownies once baked. Butter the parchment.

Mix together the batter of your favorite brownie recipe or mix OR follow the directions below for delicious brownies.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

Melt together the butter and chocolate over a double boiler.

Once it is melted, stir in the brown sugar. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla.

Add the flour mixture and stir into a smooth batter.

Put half of the batter into the pan. Add your candy bars, either whole or chopped, your choice. Cover the candy bars with the rest of the batter.

Bake for 40 minutes and let cool before cutting into squares.

{Adapted recipe and idea from Michael Smith}

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