These Leftover Candy-Topped Brownies were inspired by Whitney from Polka Dotty Place on Instagram. I saw her making a batch with her kids, and I knew we had to try them, too!
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Loads of candy leftover from the fall festivities? We have had buckets full, and I’ve been slowly but surely finding creative ways to clear it out of the house.
We used to be able to use some of it for our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes, but since candy is no longer allowed in the boxes, we’ve had to think of some other ideas.
Mommy has gone through and tossed any candy that looked old, open, etc. I also threw away all the gum, because…well, Misophonia issues. Anyone else? Annnnyway….
We’ve used some of our candy to make various little batches of trail mix. How do you like this version of JUST pretzels and Reese’s Pieces? ha! This is my bowl – in case you were wondering.
We’ve used the candy for a handful of different math activities – but that hasn’t really used it up or made it go away. However, these brownies? The’re going fast!
Leftover Candy-Topped Brownies
We whipped up some boxed brownies (The ones from Sam’s Club are our favs!), popped them in the oven for half of the recommended baking time.
While they were getting started in the oven, we tossed all kinds of different treats into a plastic bag and then beat them up with a rolling pin: candy bars, pretzels, etc.
When the oven timer went off, we pulled out the half-baked brownies and topped them all of our crushed up pieces of candy – sprinkling on a colorful handful of whole M & M’s – then put the brownies back in the oven to finish baking.
When the timer went off the second time, we pulled the brownies out of the oven, let them cool, and then dove in head-first: Whatever you’re picturing, it probably did actually look like that.
We have company on their way to town who will help us eat these. This is probably for the best, because these bad boys are dangerously good!
What do you do with all of your fall candy? Do you eat it all? ha! No shame! Does your dentist collect it? Do you send it to the troops? I’ve heard some GREAT ideas this year!
More Simple Brownie Ideas from Our House:
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