Candy bar blondies are a delicious twist on a family-favorite dessert. Throw in pieces of your favorite candy to make these blondies and you won’t be able to resist them.
Easy Blondie Recipe
One of my favorite things to do is bake treats with children. I just love getting them away from the video games and doing something productive.
Fall is my favorite time of year. Halloween seems to be the unofficial start to the holiday baking season. In fact, a few years ago, I came up with this recipe as a way to use up some of the Halloween candy my kids collected.
I love using the candy bars for baking (or making s’mores!) and these candy bar blondies are a fun way to use them! It’s was a fun way to incentivize them to not eat all of their candy while I’m not looking. We would make several batches with different combinations of their favorite candy bars.
Plus, with so many candy bar blondies in the house, it gave us a chance to share them with our friends and neighbors and not eat them all ourselves.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Brown sugar
- Egg & egg yolk
- Baking soda
- Candy bars
How To Make Candy Bar Blondies
These blondies are so easy to make (you don’t even need a mixer) and they taste great too! Here’s how to make them.
Prep – Before you get started, you’ll want to preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. You’ll also want to line your baking pan with parchment paper or give it a shot with cooking spray.
Butter Mixture – To make the batter, you’ll first start by mixing the regular and brown sugar together with the butter. Continue stirring it until the mixture is nice and smooth.
Wet Ingredients – Next, add in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla to the bowl and mix it until everything has combined together.
Dry Ingredients – Next, mix in the flour, baking soda and salt to the bowl and stir it until it has just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
Candy Bars – Cut (don’t crush) the candy bars into small bite-sized pieces. Then fold about 3/4 of them into the dough until they’re evenly distributed.
Cook – Spread the blondie dough evenly into the baking pan. Then sprinkle the remaining candy bar pieces over the top. Finally, bake the blondies for about 25 minutes. The edges should be a golden-brown color.
Serve – Let the candy bar blondies cool first. Then cut them into squares and serve!
Mix-Ins – You don’t have to just use candy bars in this blondie recipe. You can use other candies, chocolate chips or nuts as well!
Brown Sugar – You can use either light or dark brown sugar in this recipe. Dark brown sugar will make your blondies sweeter and more moist.
More Cookie Bar Recipes
- Easiest Sugar Cookie Bars
- Caramel Cheesecake Cookie Bars
- Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookie Bars
- Lemon Sugar Cookie Bar Recipe
- Cheesecake Cookie Bars
I also think they’re fun to look at, with all the different candy pieces in them. They’re fun to make all year round too! If you don’t have Halloween candy, you can use pretty much any kind of chocolate you’ve got, and they will still turn out great. Enjoy!
Candy Bar Blondies Recipe
- 12 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups candy bars, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 325. Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl whisk together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until smooth.
- Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until just combined.
- Fold in 1 1/2 cups of the candy bars, being careful not to crush them. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and sprinkle with the remaining candy bars.
- Bake 24-28 minutes, or until just golden around the edges. Let cool before slicing and serving.