Well this came to me last night. I had a hard day at the office and all I wanted was to drown in chocolate. OK and a little wine. I had RANDOMLY bought some instant chocolate pudding at the store a few nights before just in case I ever needed it for baking purposes. Then, alas, in my moment of chocolate weakness, these brownies were born. Not only are they rich, chocolatey, chewy brownies, but I decided to add a little flare to them. I wanted to create a cozy space where lonely leftover Halloween Candy can unite. Yes, I took the monster Costco size candy bag that had about 20 pieces left in it, and I stuffed it into this brownie. WARNING: Sugar coma may occur. Eat while laying down.
My friend Victoria texted me a few nights ago and sent me a link to donate leftover Halloween candy to soldiers overseas. I will be donating the unopened bags to: https://soldiersangels.org for Treats for Troops. Thanks Victoria for the wonderful idea!!! Spread the love!
Leftover Halloween candy? Don't worry, I figured out the perfect home for them. Stuffed inside this chewy, rich, chocolatey brownie!
20 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
50 minTotal Time
- 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 packet of chocolate pudding mix
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- ALL THE HALLOWEEN CANDY
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer
- Add in eggs, milk and vanilla, blend until smooth
- In separate bowl, add flour, pudding mix, baking powder, cocoa and salt, stir
- In batches, add the dry ingredients (I do 1/3 of dry ingredients at a time so it doesn't make a mess!)
- In 9x9 baking pan, lightly grease with cooking spray
- Pour half of the mixture into the greased pan and spread evenly
- UNWRAP you Halloween candy first, then put on top of the layer of brownie mix in the pan
- then pour the remaining brownie mix on top of the candy, spreading evenly
- Sprinkle m&m's on top if you choose
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until you pass the toothpick test! Toothpick test is when you stick a toothpick in the center to see whether or not it comes out clean. You are shooting for clean. That means it is done.
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