Recipe by Madonna
"Brownies made with candy bars."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
German chocolate cake mix
sweetened condensed milk
4 (2.16 ounce) bars
chocolate-coated caramel-peanut nougat candy, chopped
Hubby gives these 10 stars. He believes the Snickers bars is what puts them over the top. As others have, I used the full can of sweetened condensed milk which worked out just fine. And for extra chocolatiness, I used a dark chocolate cake mix. It would be easy and tempting to overbake these, as after the recommended baking time they still were a little jiggly in the pan. I resisted the temptation to bake them longer and I was glad I did--they set up perfectly as they cooled. My only criticism is that these were a little on the greasy side. Perhaps using the full can of milk rather than the 2/3 c. called for is responsible. Otherwise, I think I'd reduce the butter to 1/2 c. rather than 3/4 c. A creative and easy twist on a boxed cake mix.
I did not care for this recipe. I don't understand the rave reviews. I am a chocolate lover and a snickers lover (and a butter lover!), so I thought these would be perfect. They were WAY WAY too oily. I had to let them sit on papertowels before plating them, to absorb the butter, and they even soaked through that. My counters look like an oil slick! I also made them late at night for a function the following day. They didn't survive. By the next day at 6 am, they were crumbly and hard (yet still, strangely greasy). Will definitely not make these again. Disappointed.
I thought I'd alter the recipe just a bit. I made three changes. One, I used a smaller pan....Definite mistake. When I mixed the cake mix, milk, and butter together, I assumed a 9x13 pan was too large. BOY was I wrong. I can't stress this enough....USE the 9x13 pan, nothing smaller. The second and third changes were great though, instead of using snickers, I used milky way and I added pecans. Great!!! My co-workers love it.
Mmmmmmm...good! This is an easy, great recipe. I used a lowfat devils foods cake mix and used mostly Snickers and a few Recess Peanut Butter Cups. It was a great combination. The brownies came out chewey and delicious. I took them to a 4th of July barbecue and brought some to work today. Both groups loved them. I'm going to try them with different combinations of candy bars now. A definite keeper for me. Thanks! ****** I just made these again and used other reader's suggestions of using a 1/2 cup butter and almost a whole can of condensed milk, and I baked it in mini muffin cups. Also, I didn't bake the first layer first...just baked it all at once. The little cups turned out really cute, but the only thing was that when I took them out of the oven, they fell and had a large dip in the middle. I ended up putting a mini scoop of ice cream in the middle of the brownie cup and swirling some caramel sauce on top. It looked realy pretty.
All I can say is 'WOW'! Ok, maybe I can say a little more...I have been looking for this recipe for awhile now...a cookie store in our mall sold 'Snicker Bar Brownies'. They closed a few years ago and I still get cravings for theirs! I have searched the internet for a similar recipe, and I have to say that these come very, very close (theirs might have been a bit more fudgey). I did have trouble putting the second layer on top, so I ended up just dropping the batter by the spoonfuls. I was a little worried that there would not be enough batter, or that it was too thinly spread...but it rose up nicely in the oven. Perfection! Thanks for much for posting this recipe. PS My husband has eaten 1/2 a pan already and I was going to take these to school for a luncheon...I guess I will have to make another batch. Oh, I used mini-Snickers instead of the full-sized.
The second time I made these I used the entire can of the milk and sliced the candy bars instead of cutting them in chunks. I think they turned out better this way. I got great reviews!
made two recipes, comments were wow, this is the best I've ate, delicious , never tasted anything this good. I am a 73 year old and it is real easy to make
These are great! A super way to use up left over Halloween candy. So easy and gooey.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Candy Bar Brownies
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 365
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