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This Leftover Halloween Candy Brownie Pizza is loaded with snickers, M&M’s, Kit-Kats, Reese’s and more Halloween goodies! Made with melted chocolate and cocoa, and topped with a smooth ganache and more candy, these fudgy brownies are sure to satisfy all your chocolate cravings!
If you have kids that are planning on collecting tons of candy trick-or-treating this year, or if you’re an adult like me who’d rather buy a box of candy to enjoy at home, this recipe is the perfect way to use up any leftovers before they go stale!
What to Love About This Brownie Pizza
- Super Easy (No Mixer Needed!): you’ll only be making a brownie and some ganache here and neither require a mixer!
- Perfect Texture: the super fudgy brownie (with that perfect crinkly top) and rich, silky ganache make the perfect pair! And let’s not forget about the added texture of all that candy!
- Chocolate Lovers Dessert: A chocolate brownie loaded with chocolate, then topped with chocolate ganache and more chocolate. This dessert is made for chocoholics and chocoholics ONLY!
- Great for Parties: This is a 10-inch round brownie that can either be sliced into 8 triangle pieces or you can cut it into smaller squares to get a lot more portions.
How to Make These Loaded Candy Brownies
I make my brownies from scratch, which I highly recommend you do because it’s just as easy as the box mix and tastes so much better!
This recipe starts with butter and chocolate as the base, so all you’ll need to do is melt them together. This can be done in the microwave in 30-second intervals (stir after each interval) but I did this over a saucepan of simmering water.
To enhance the chocolate flavour, I added a bit of instant coffee granules (which you won’t taste). Then for sweetness and added flavour/texture, I use a mixture of brown and white sugar along with a splash of vanilla.
To achieve a more dense and fudgy brownie we use 3 eggs and 1 extra egg yolk and just a little bit of flour, cocoa and salt to bind it all together but not too much that’ll make it dry.
Lastly, feel free to throw some extra candy into the batter if you’d like!
How to Tell When The Brownies are Done Baking?
You can ruin your brownies if you over-bake them so even though my baking time is 35-40 minutes, start checking on them at the 30-minute mark. They’ll have that classic dry crinkly top, but when you stick a toothpick in it’ll come out with moist crumbs.
It’s better to take it out a little too early than a little too late because the brownie will continue cooking a little longer, then set right up.
How Do I Remove The Brownie from The Cake Pan?
If you have a 10-inch springform pan, I recommend you use it to make this process a lot easier. I didn’t have one so to remove mine from the cake pan, I ran a butter knife around the edges a few times to loosen it up, then I placed a large plate on top and carefully flipped the cake pan over.
If you properly grease and line your pan the brownie should slip out. I then placed my serving platter on top and flipped the brownie back over.
This part isn't necessary if you don’t care about the presentation. Just decorate the brownie in the pan!
Can I Use a 9-inch Cake Pan?
Yes, you can! However, the brownie will have to bake for a few minutes longer since it’ll be a bit thicker.
Chocolate Ganache Frosting Topping
Ok let me start by saying you could top the brownie batter with your candy before baking, but for this recipe, I needed something for the candy to stick to. And this is a “pizza” after all, so let’s make the chocolate marinara sauce!
This chocolate ganache frosting is extremely simple. All we do is combine the chocolate and heavy cream in a bowl, then microwave it in 30-second intervals for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir it immediately until everything is combined and smooth.
To make it a frosting, place it in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes and stir every 5 minutes until it has a thick, spreadable consistency.
Spread the frosting on top of the brownie, then decorate with your favourite candies!
Halloween candy tastes 10x better snugged inside a rich fudge brownie and I’m sure the kiddos would have a ball helping you make this fun dessert pizza!
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Let’s Get Baking!
- 9 oz bittersweet chocolate (70%), chopped
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 and ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Halloween Candy (optional)
Chocolate Ganache Frosting:
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Extra Halloween candy, for topping
For the Brownies:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray the bottom and sides of a 10-inch round cake pan (or springform pan) with nonstick spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place chocolate and cubed butter in a large bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir constantly until the butter and chocolate are both melted and combined. Stir in instant coffee.
- Remove bowl from heat and immediately add both sugars, whisk until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth.
- Add eggs, egg yolk and vanilla extract and slowly whisk until combined. Do not overmix. Add flour, cocoa, and salt and stir with a rubber spatula until well blended. Fold in chopped halloween candy.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the brownie comes out with a few moist crumbs. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
For the Chocolate Ganache Frosting:
- In a heat safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream and microwave in 30 second intervals, for about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir slowly until mixture comes together to form a silky ganache.
- Refrigerate uncovered for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until the ganache has a thick, spreadable consistency.
- Scoop all the ganache onto the centre of the brownie, then spread it out into an even layer. Top with your favourite halloween candy. Slice, serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 958Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 33gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 196mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 106gFiber: 8gSugar: 71gProtein: 12g
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