leftover halloween candy bar brownies

I don't know about any of you but in my neighborhood no child comes knocking on our door, so for years before we figured this out we were left with a Costco sized bag of halloween candy left over just sitting on our counter. So this year we didn't bother but then we were left candy less. So I took it upon myself to go out to get some halloween candy I wanted and shove it all into a brownie that I was also craving and here we are... fudgey masterpieces.


Pro Tip: Its important to whip the batter vigorously before you add the flour because this will help you get that glossy, shiny, crackly top! The idea behind it is that you are whipping the eggs to make a meringue and that is what will bake up to be your shiny top!





Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter melted and cooled

  • 100 grams white sugar

  • 100 grams packed light brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 tablespoon of espresso powder

  • 65 grams bread flour

  • 50 grams of cocoa powder

  • 10 pieces of "mini" halloween candy

  • 50 grams of roughly chopped almonds


Instructions:

  1. Prepare a 8x8 pan by greasing it and lining it with parchment paper. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, and both sugars. Beat until everything has combined together.

  3. Next add in your eggs and whip vigorously for about 2 minutes. (you want a shiny crust then WHIP WOMAN WHIP!)

  4. Then add in the salt, espresso powder, bread flour, and cocoa flour and fold into the batter until everything is combined.

  5. At this point you can break your candy into halves or drop them in whole. Its up to you but now you can fold in your halloween candy and chopped almonds.

  6. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes and let cool completely before cutting into.

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My favorite appliances that help me create all my recipes! 
Cusinart: It was a birthday present I got that I use all the time to make doughs, smoothies, sauces, & during the holiday it has a permenant place on my counter 
Cast Iron: Comes pre seasoned, ready to use after a quick wash and makes some great eggs in the morning! Along with searing meats, toasting bread, & you can't forget corn bread!
Kitchen Aid: Literally a bakers best friend. It comes with a glass bowl so taking photos is a blast. Its really an investment but one worth making!

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