Halloween Leftovers, Part One – Candy Bar Brownies

I had a jam packed Halloween weekend.brownie batter candies

I hosted a party with costumes, friends, and, of course, food.

Leading up to the party I baked, decorated, and costumed myself.eggs

Also, I passed out candy to one child. One. I bought candy for at least 50 children.

So needless to say I had leftovers.

This month there is one important mental health awareness day. International Survivors of Suicide Day.

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When I first think of this day I think of those that tried to commit suicide but did not die. Instead this day is intended for those who were left behind after a loved one committed suicide.

What is left behind after someone takes their life? Questions with no answers.

Where do you begin? Can there be anyone who understands the complicated emotions? Is there anything to help? There are so many resources for those that have been left after a loved one has ended their life. There is support specifically for you.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a tremendous resource for those who need this specialized type of support and resource.

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So I am not sure if your trick or treaters were as sparse as mine, but I ended up with a lot of candy. Lots of leftovers. So what do you do when life hands you way too much candy and no one to give it away to?

Make brownies!

So that is exactly what I did…

snickers candy

I chopped those little guys up and scattered them across the top of some delicious triple chocolate brownies. That’s right.. Triple. Chocolate. Cocoa. Semisweet chips. White chocolate morsels.

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Candy Bar Brownies

Yield 24 brownies

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup cocoa

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 large eggs

3/4 cup butter, melted

1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate morsels

1 cup white chocolate morsels

12 fun size Snickers bars, chopped – or as many as you need!

To make the brownies:

Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs and butter, stirring well. Stir in morsels. Pour batter into a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle evenly with candy pieces; gently press candy into batter.

Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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