Candy Bar Brownies

It’s 1 am….

My late-night tip-toeing has brought me to the kitchen.

There’s a soft glow coming from the light above the stove. That amber-colored light is my friend tonight…..Allowing just enough light for my late night pillage without waking anyone else in the house. If others wake then I will be forced to share.

I grab the edges of the foil covered pan beside the refrigerator and place it down with a stealthy precision possessed only by parents hiding delicious food. {you know what I’m talking about….like when you are opening that last can of soda and cough while you pop the top}

Back to my pillaging…

I grabbed the corner of the foil which hid the delights that had woken me from my slumber. The foil lifted edge by edge and a slow smile marched across my face. Hunched over the pan, golden light casting it’s beautiful shadows onto one of the tastiest treats I know.

Let me share this late night vision with you

IMG_6633-finalThis is serious stuff right here! Fudgy, rich, decadent goodness responsible for massive midnight munching.

Now take a look at the recipe below…and I’m gonna get back to munching on these beauties.

Candy Bar Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12-16 brownies

Serving Size: 1 brownie

A fudgy decadent candy bar brownie topped with a classic chocolate frosting.


    For the Brownies:
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 butterfinger bars, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter & chocolate morsels
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 butterfinger bar, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line the inside of a 9" square pan with foil and let a little excess hang over the edge to help remove the brownies later. Spray the foil with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine the eggs, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa. Dump into the sugar/egg mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in the 2 chopped candy bars.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top. Sprinkle the top with the peanut butter/chocolate morsels. Press the morsels into the batter just slightly and place the pan in the middle of the preheated oven.
  5. Bake for approximately 60-65 minutes. The top of the brownies will be set and firm and after inserting a toothpick into the center, you will see that the toothpick comes out with just a slight bit of moist batter. The brownies will continue to firm up as they cool.
  6. Remove the pan and place on a cooling rack. After the brownies have cooled, use the foil edges to lift the brownies from the pan and peel the foil away.
  7. Place the topping ingredients, except for the butterfinger bar, into a mixing bowl and blend into a smooth frosting.
  8. Slice the brownies and frost them individually. Sprinkle with the final chopped butterfinger bar.


Modern Mrs. Cleaver


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5 Responses to Candy Bar Brownies

  1. Carolyn

    Those look delicious and I’d really love to make them for our Christmas Eve celebration. I have a son with nut allergies and I’m wondering if you have a suggestion for a replacement for the butterfingers. I’ll use Sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter but can’t think of what to use instead of butterfingers. Love your blog!

    • modernmrscleaver

      Carolyn this recipe is very versatile regarding the candy used and that means you can make fun variations :) I would try Hershey’s, kit kat, or even mint patties.

  2. My Family love Brownies so always on the lookout for new recipes to try We all love Peanut Butter so these will be wonderful to try

  3. Wow! Love this shot. Very dramatic with the dark background. Makes me want to eat a whole batch of brownies. :)

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