• Linda Thomson

Candy Bar Brownies from the Vee Bar Guest Ranch in Laramie Wyoming


Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 cups sugar

  • ¾ cup melted butter (1 ½ sticks)

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup cocoa

  • 3 milk chocolate Hershey Bars, finely chopped

  • 3 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

For variation you can substitute with other favorite standard-size candy bars in the same amounts listed.


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9”x 13” baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla extract; beat until smooth with an electric mixer.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Sift the dry ingredients into the egg mixture mixing well.

  4. Fold in the chopped candy and pour the mixture into prepared 9”x 13” baking pan.

  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before cutting.

  6. I replaced the peanut butter cups with Snicker’s Bars and they were delicious!


Packaging Inspiration:

How special to receive one gigantic Candy Bar Brownie individually packaged!


Supplies:

  • Plastic wrap

  • 5”x 11” cellophane bag

  • Scrapbook paper, Corner punch, Decorative scissors, Tacky Glue, Stamp or tag, Ribbon, Hole punch.


Directions:

  1. Cut your brownie into a 4”x 4” square, wrap in plastic wrap, set aside.

  2. Cut a scrapbook paper 7 ¼” by 4”. Use your corner punch on all four corners. Use your decorative scissors to trim the two shorter sides.

  3. Using the as your guide, on your long side measure 5” down and crease.

  4. Measure down from that crease ¾” and crease again.

  5. Fold on the creases making a pocket for your brownie to sit in.

  6. Glue a cute little message on the white side of your scrapbook paper that is now on the front of your pocket. You can use stamps to do this as well.

  7. Insert your Candy Bar Brownie.

  8. Tie closed with matching ribbon and attach a tag with a sweet sentiment.

Of course no one in their right mind would skip a plate of these, so however you package them they will be yummy and appreciated! Enjoy!

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