Candy Bar Brownies

Enjoy these delicious brownies topped with an indulgent candy bar topping featuring marshmallow crème, peanuts, caramels and chocolate chips - perfect for an anytime baked dessert recipe.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 19
  • servings 48
 

Ingredients

Brownies

3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons water
2/3
cup sugar
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder

Candy Bar Topping

1
cup sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup milk
1
cup marshmallow creme
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups dry-roasted peanuts
40
caramels, unwrapped
1/4
cup water
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup butterscotch-flavored chips

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave 3/4 cup butter, 2 tablespoons water and 2/3 cup sugar uncovered on High about 1 minute or until mixture just starts to boil; stir until blended. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips until melted. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and the eggs until well mixed. Stir in flour and baking powder. In pan, spread batter evenly.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter and the milk to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in marshmallow creme, 1/4 cup of the peanut butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Pour over brownies. Sprinkle peanuts over top.
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and 1/4 cup water over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted; pour over peanuts.
  • 6 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave 1 cup chocolate chips and the butterscotch chips uncovered on High about 1 minute or until softened; stir until smooth. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter; spread over caramel layer. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before cutting. Use foil to lift brownies from pan before cutting. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave 3/4 cup butter, 2 tablespoons water and 2/3 cup sugar uncovered on High about 1 minute or until mixture just starts to boil; stir until blended. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips until melted. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and the eggs until well mixed. Stir in flour and baking powder. In pan, spread batter evenly.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter and the milk to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in marshmallow creme, 1/4 cup of the peanut butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Pour over brownies. Sprinkle peanuts over top.
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and 1/4 cup water over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted; pour over peanuts.
  • 6 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave 1 cup chocolate chips and the butterscotch chips uncovered on High about 1 minute or until softened; stir until smooth. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter; spread over caramel layer. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before cutting. Use foil to lift brownies from pan before cutting. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

This gooey layered treat tastes just like one your favorite candy bars.

Serve these bars in foil liners for a fancier look.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.