A Creative Way To Use Your Leftover Halloween Candy
This post was sponsored by GIR Get It Right
Halloween is here and we all know there will be leftover candy for days, if not weeks. Here is your solution: make your favorite chocolate brownie recipe, homemade or from a box, and bring life to all those leftovers. By adding in some candy eyes, you have the cutest Monster Brownies that your friends, family and co-workers will enjoy.
I whipped up a batch of my favorite chocolate brownies with the help of the new Get It Right whisk. The whisk actually has 12 metal wires components compared to the standard 10. Why does that matter, well the folks over at GIR figured out that the more wire components the faster the whisk, so I was able to vigorously mix my batter without using my hand mixer. That saved me time by decreasing the amount of cleaning and dragging out additional equipment. Learn even more about this whisk at GIR Tongs & Whisks Kickstarter Page
Your kitchen helper will love using their creativity with this recipe. They can transform the flavor of each brownie square when using different types of halloween candy. Some candy may include peanut butter, a crunch factor, white chocolate, mint flavor etc. Transforming the brownies to look like a monster is another level of creativity, with the use of the eyes, color and shape of the candy the brownies turn into their own unique masterpiece. Get that leftover candy ready, your brownies are about be overhauled.
(There are so many fun candy eye options from small, medium and large, so different colors and expressions)
GIR Mini Spatula in Red
GIR White Baking Mat
GIR White Trivet (for under the hot pan while placing candy)
- 2 Ounces - Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
- 6 Tablespoons - Unsalted Butter (cubed)
- 1 Cup - Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 Cups - All-purpose Flour
- 4-5 mini candy options
- 1 package of Candy Eyes (I used the large size)
- Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 8x8 square pan with cooking spray, then line with parchment paper
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate and cubed butter. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each round, until melted
- In a medium bowl, combine sugar, eggs and vanilla and whisk vigorously for 1-2 minutes. Add the chocolate butter mixture and mix again
- Add the flour and combine to form the brownie batter
- Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly to each corner. Bake for 15 minutes at 350°. Remove the candy wrapper and have the chosen candy ready for placement
- After 15 minutes of baking remove the hot pan and place the candy in the desired location. Using a spatula press the candy into the batter slightly. Bake for additional 5-10 minutes, until toothpick has small crumbs attached or your preferred brownie doneness.
Nicole is a professional photographer, mother to an energetic child, and founder of Make and Taste. She has been a Commercial, Editorial and Lifestyle photographer for 10 years and has been published in various magazines and brand websites. Nicole is passionate about providing her child with meaningful experiences and documenting all of the fun along the way. You can always find her baking with her 6 year old and enjoying a good cup of coffee.