Candy Bar Topped Brownies

These candy bar topped brownies are the perfect chocolate and caramel treat. Simple to make and delicious to eat. You’ll love them with milk or coffee.

These candy bar topped brownies are the perfect chocolate and caramel treat. Simple to make and delicious to eat. You'll love them with milk or coffee.

Nutmeg Nanny turns two today….time sure does go fast!  To be honest with you, I’m surprised I made it this long.  I’m really bad at sticking with things – I have about a half dozen half finished scrapbooks sitting around to prove that.  However, I think when I started my food blog I found something I truly love.  I’m not saying that there are not times when I get bogged down and blogging is put on the back burner, because Lord knows it does, but for the majority of time I’m happy. I’m happy sharing the goods I make with the rest of the world.  There is something satisfying about knowing when I hit the “publish” button my writing, pictures and recipes are automatically being shared with the world.  I may not reach as many people as the “big blogs” but I like knowing that a few thousand people love and read me each week 🙂

I also want to thank all of my lovely readers.  I know a lot of your are food bloggers yourself and I love the support you have given me.  Your comments and kind words always warm my heart.  It might sound cheesy but to this day I still get excited when I see a new comment on a post.  They are the encouragement and motivation that keeps me blogging each week – I sincerely thank you for that.

Since I love each and everyone of my readers I wanted to share a little something that will get your sweet tooth tingling.  I know I probably should have a made a cake (we all know I love cake) but to be honest I was just not feeling cake this week.  I instead opted for brownies….topped with caramel candy bar squares….yum!  This recipe is great for a family gathering or a night alone watching cheesy love stories on Lifetime while drinking a bottle of red wine……… (the second option may or may not be a typical once a month evening for myself 🙂 )

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Candy Bar Topped Brownies

These candy bar topped brownies are the perfect chocolate and caramel treat. Simple to make and delicious to eat. You'll love them with milk or coffee.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter - diced
  • 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate - chopped
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 (3.5- to 4.5-ounce) caramel-filled milk chocolate bars

Source: Epicurious

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 13x9x2-inch metal baking pan with foil. Butter foil. Combine 3/4 cup butter, chocolate, and espresso powder in heavy large saucepan; stir over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove chocolate mixture from heat. Add sugar and vanilla and whisk until well blended. Add eggs and whisk until well blended. Whisk in flour. Spread batter in prepared pan. Press milk chocolate squares lightly into batter (do not submerge), evenly spacing 24 chocolate squares (4 across the short side and 6 across the long side). Reserve remaining chocolates for another use.

Bake brownies until tester inserted into center comes out with some moist crumbs attached, about 27 minutes. Cool slightly in pan on rack, about 30 minutes. Cut so that each brownie has 1 chocolate square and serve.

21 Responses to “Candy Bar Topped Brownies”

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    Jessica — February 28, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    First of all….Happy Birthday!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing recipes and sweet stories with us! Reading your blog always warms my heart (and tummy!). Second of all, these brownies look amazing! I am a huge fan of caramel and these look like they would be rich and delicious:) Thank you for the brownie recipe, and thank you for sharing your world for the last 2 years!!!

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    Sue — February 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    The chocolate embedded in the brownie looks SO GOOD! Congrats on reaching the 2 year mark with your wonderful blog! Cheers to many more years!

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    Keeley — February 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Happy 2nd Blogiversary! Those brownies look divine!

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    Heavenly Housewife — February 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Happy bloggoversary my dear, wishing you many more! And wishing me some of these amazing looking brownies!
    *kisses* HH

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    Lauren — February 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Congrats on two years Brandy! Everything you bake looks amazing….if I could put my own camera down for two seconds I would try out some of the recipes, until then I’ll continue salivating over your photos 🙂

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    Erica — February 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Happy blog birthdayyyyy! I never thought I’d stick with blogging this long either 🙂 That brownie looks like so much fun! They’d be perfect for a party

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    Joanne — February 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Happy blogiversary love! I’m so happy to have “met” you through blogging and I always LOVE coming here to see what you’ve baked or cooked up next! Love this brownie idea…perfect for when you’ve got a bag of candy on hand but no idea what to do with it!

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    5 Star Foodie — February 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Happy blog birthday!!! Those brownies look amazing, love the chocolate bar on top!

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    Veronica — March 1, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Happy blogoversary! Wow, two years already! I’m so glad this is something you’re sticking with. I totally understand what you mean about the comments–I’m the same way. I think we (bloggers) all are. Not cheesy! The brownies look great-thanks for sharing them with us! 🙂

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    Katrina — March 1, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Happy 2 Years!!!

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    Deeba @ PAB — March 1, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Happy Blogiversary my friend…what a special milestone & what a great way to celebrate! DELICIOUS!

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    Charissa — March 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    What a great thought…I think putting a little chocolate in the middle is awesome….gonna try this idea!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — March 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Happy 2nd blog birthday to you!! Such an exciting time for you & the whole world of blogging. I too get so excited each time someone leaves a comment. Love when people check in 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us down the road 🙂 xo
    Love the b’day treats!

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    Blond Duck — March 2, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Happy Blog birthday! If Ben wasn’t on a diet, I would make those for his b-day Saturday!

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    Tiffany — March 2, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Happy Anniversary! Everything you post looks amazing!

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    megan — March 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Happy happy birthday! I knew you were my kind of gal. Red wine, cheesey love stories on Lifetime, and these brownies sound like my kind of evening! And I have a bunch of those scrapbook albums to finish too! 😀

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    Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) — March 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!!! Those brownies look awesomee!

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    grace — March 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    congrats on sticking with it for two years–it’s quite a milestone. 🙂 and this is a great idea–it adds to the looks and the flavor!

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    A Canadian Foodie — March 3, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Happy Birthday to Nutmeg Nanny! No better way to celebrate than with chocolate.
    YUM!
    🙂
    Valerie

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    Reeni — March 4, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Congratulations on two years Brandy! I think these decadent brownies are the perfect way to celebrate! It’s been a pleasure reading your posts – have another great year!

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