This past weekend, I decided to try something I’ve been meaning to for a while now – bake with candy bars. I remember seeing this picture on Tumblr of either Twix or Reese’s peanut butter cups in cookies or brownies and they looked delicious. I haven’t made them yet because I haven’t been able to find the exact recipe, although there are recipes that use both online. Instead, I made Butterfinger blondies using a recipe from recipegirl.com.
This is an incredibly easy recipe to follow and a quick one too. And it doesn’t really need any fancy ingredients, just the stuff you would normally have at home (well, maybe except for the candy bars). I keep wondering what these will taste like with Milky Way bars in them so maybe I’ll try that next.
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup butter
- 2 ¼ cups light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 regular-sized Butterfinger candy bars, crushed (Note: I used 8 fun-sized ones)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 13×9-inch baking pan (Note: I used a 9×9-inch pan)
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt
- In a medium bowl, combine butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
- Stir in flour mixture and 1 cup of crushed butterfingers (about 6 small ones)
- Spread in pan and sprinkle remaining crushed Butterfinger bars over the top of the batter
- Bake 3-35 minutes, or until the bars are a bit firm to the touch. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
[Last note: I have a problem waiting for things to cool completely but they definitely tasted so much better they’d cooled down. The taste of the peanuts and chocolate was a lot more defined. Enjoy!]