Posted on 20 October 2010 by joy
Are you staring down a bowl of leftover Halloween candy? Me too. I feel like I should admit that this bowl of candy isn’t from adult trick or treating, and it’s not from leftover trick or teat festivities. See, I actually went out and bought loads of candy on Saturday morning. Two simple words drew me to the candy aisle: half price.
I learned very quickly that I needed to bake my bags of candy into some treat that I could easily pawn off on my neighbors or I’d find myself gorging in the form of a Rock of Love marathon. That’s a less than pretty sight. In an effort to save myself I baked up some Candy Bar Blondies. It was the right thing to do.
Candy Bar Blondies
adapted from Gourmet
2 sticks (1/2 lb) unsalted butter
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups of your favorite candy bars, roughly chopped (We used Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Heath Bar, and Peanut Butter M&M’s)
Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Butter and flour a 13- by 9-inch baking pan.
Melt butter in a 3-qt heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm. Whisk in brown sugar and vanilla. Whisk in eggs 1 at a time until mixture is glossy and smooth.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt, then whisk into butter mixture. Stir in candy pieces reserving 1/2 cup to sprinkle on top.
Spread in pan and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup candy. Bake until a pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cool completely.