Candy Bar Blondies

Plan to buy more Halloween candy than you need for trick-or-treaters just to make sure you have enough leftover for a batch of Candy Bar Blondies either before or after the holiday.

Candy Bar Blondies

My freezer already has a half-eaten bag of candy stashed on a shelf in the door, and it’s not even Halloween yet.

We don’t get trick-or-treaters in our city building, but every year I feel nostalgic.

I grew up in a suburban subdivision with an expected repetition of houses. Parents from all over would bring their kids to go door to door in our neighborhood.

My mom would buy a ton of candy and still worry that we would run out before the evening’s festivities ended.

Because of the potential haul, our trick-or-treat bags of choice were pillowcases. They always came home full and very heavy.

Candy Bar Blondies

We would pour out those bags and do some serious sorting. My brother and I would barter and exchange different sweets.

He always liked chocolate. At the time I wanted the fruity, gummy candies.

But My tastes have changed! Now I’m a chocolate fan, too.

Halloween Candy is The Best

I love using leftovers to make candy bar blondies.

Halloween candy bags are incredible because they have mini versions of big bars.

The different kinds of candy bars are mixed into special packages you only find this time of the year.

Candy Bar Blondies

How To Make Candy Bar Blondies

For these candy bar blondies, I stir together melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Then I beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.

After combining the flour, baking powder and salt, I fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Before the flour is all mixed in, I fold in the candy. 

Even though these chocolate bars and miniature, I still like to roughly chop them, so they are easier to eat.

Also, the smaller chunks give each blondie square more variety.

I use my favorites: Snickers, Three Musketeers, Milky Ways, Hershey Bars, peanut butter cups and M & Ms.

Instead of folding all the candy into the batter at once, I save a half cup to press in on top.

No matter savory or sweet, I am obsessed with recipes that reinvent leftovers like these candy bar blondies.


Candy Bar Blondies

Candy Bar Blondies
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45-50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 blondies 1x


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted plus more for greasing pan
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
21/2 cups chopped chocolate candies (Snickers, M & Ms, Milky Ways, Hershey Bars, peanut butter cups)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch baking pan with butter and line with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk the butter, both sugars, eggs and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Fold 2 cups candy into the dough and spread in an even layer into the prepared baking pan. Press the remaining candy on top.

Bake for 35-40 minutes until the blondies are golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into 16 squares.

Store in an airtight container.

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