Snowy Candy Surprise Brownies, for a winter and Valentine treat!

Whether you make these Snowy Candy Surprise Brownies for a wintery treat or Valentine’s Day, you will find that they are a delightful change from traditional chocolate brownies. The surprise is in the brownies!
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One day, Randa and I made these Snowy Candy Surprise Brownies. It was winter, and at the time, I was working on my “Winter Wonderland of Sweets” e-book. I was on the “lookout” for “snowy” treats. I found a recipe for a chocolate candy brownie, so we decided to make a few adjustments and add a surprise! The surprise is in the chopped candies that is folded into the batter. We didn’t, however, put nuts in these brownies because the recipe didn’t call for them. But there are nuts in the Snickers candies.

Randa

Randa is going to be a regular little chef Candace. She LOVED to cook (at age 9) and could read and understand recipes. And, by the way, she STILL loves to lick the spoon:) She truly is a big help in the kitchen. One day, I’m sure she will work at her mom’s shop, Chef Candace.

The Snowy Candy Surprise Brownies Recipe . . .

The original recipe called for using only the Hershey’s Kiss candies. I only had 8, but I also had some mini Snicker’s bars, so I used 8 of each.

The Hershey recipe called for the candies to be left whole and placed on the brownies before putting in the oven. I decided to slightly chop both candies, stir them into the batter, so the candies cooked in with the brownie. Then, once cooled, we decided to sift a little powdered sugar on them for a “snowy” effect.

These brownies were really good, and if you cut your candies into large pieces, you will get nice bites of the candies when you eat them:)

If you like these brownies, and would like more “winter” treats, check out my “Winter Wonderland of Sweets” ebook–35 delightful treats for the winter season.

What are your favorite brownies?

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Snowy Candy Surprise Brownies

Snowy Candy Surprise Brownies Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
(Adapted from a Hershey's recipe)
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 "kiss" candies (slightly chopped in large pieces(I used Hershey's Kiss candies)
  • 8 mini nougat  candies (slightly chopped in large pieces--I used mini Snicker bars)
  • 1/4   cup powdered sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square pan.
  2. Remove wrappers from chocolates; set aside.
  3. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat.
  4. Add sugar and cocoa; whisk to blend. Remove from heat. Let cool a bit.
  5. Stir in eggs slowly and gradually, so the eggs don't coddle.
  6. Add vanilla. Mix to combine.
  7. In a separate bowl, add flour, salt and baking soda. Whisk to combine.
  8. Stir flour mixture into chocolate mixture.
  9. Add the chopped candies. Stir to combine.
  10. Spread in prepared pan.
  11. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into brownie comes out clean.
  12. Remove from oven. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  13. Place powdered sugar in a hand-held sifter or strainer. Tap with finger lightly to sprinkle top of brownies with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.
  14. Yield:  16 bars
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you prefer, cut in bars first, then sift powdered sugar on top:)

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