Have some candy bars that are begging to be used? Make a batch of super simple blondies to share. It’s a perfect way to use up leftover Halloween, Christmas and Easter candy.
Soft and delicious blondies studded with tons of chopped up candy bars. You can use your favorites, or whatever you have on hand. Use all one kind of candy bar, or mix it up. No matter what, the blondies are sure to be a hit.
This makes a nice big half sheet pan full, so there will be plenty to share. But don’t worry, they won’t stay around long!
What was I thinking? I wasn’t obviously! I will try to do better next time.
In all honesty, I have been trying to clean up my act a bit and not post quite so many sugar laden recipes. I mean they are good, don’t get me wrong.
The problem with posting multiple desserts in a week is you have to eat said desserts.
Of course I don’t take too much issue with extra desserts, but there is a limit and my jeans say we are there. Don’t worry, it’s not like we are going to have a total ban on sweets.
Just a proposed slow down. Maybe. For a while. But it is fall soon and I love pumpkin and apple treats and after that it’s Christmas… so lets not hold our collective breath or anything.
As a peace offering for the supposed slow down that I may or may not follow through on, I am giving you a big batch recipe that is super easy to make. No fancy equipment, no complicated instructions, just yummy treats in a matter of minutes.
You could pretty easily cut this recipe down if you want, but it is sized perfectly for taking to share with coworkers. Which is what I happened to do. I took the tray in when I arrived and got a text from my boss later saying they didn’t last 45 minutes.
There were only about a dozen people around that day due to vacations and whatnot, so I’ll let you do the math. (I think they like them!) They would also be perfect for team treats or potlucks.
You can certainly use chocolate chips or even better, chunks, if you don’t have candy bars. But I like the fun variance of using leftover candies. Some bites have a bit of caramel, some have a little peanut and each bit is deliciously unique.
If you have extra candy bars lying around after Halloween, Christmas or Easter, you can chop them up, freeze them and pull them out through out the year for delicious baked goods.
(I know… extra candy?! Apparently that’s a thing. Who knew?) If nothing else, you can make good use of the after holiday clearance candy!
If you like blondies and the ease with which they come together, you should also check out my cookies and cream blondies. They come together with just a spatula and mixing bowl and are topped with chunks of Oreo.
If you like the candy topped version, you may also like salted caramel and M&M blondies. They are butter based instead of oil, but they still come together in a flash!
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups chopped candy bars
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray your 18x13x1 pan (half sheet jelly roll pan) with non-stick spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients and set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together brown sugar and oil. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla.
- Stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed.
- Spread in prepared pan.
- Sprinkled chopped candy bar pieces over the top of the dough.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes. The edges should be golden and the middle should test clean with a toothpick is inserted.
- Cool completely and then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.