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Use up some of that leftover Halloween candy with these Snickers brownies! Super fudgy brownies filled with pieces of fun-sized Snickers bars make for a perfectly decadent treat.

Two snickers brownies on a white plate, with a bite taken out of the corner of the top brownie.

We’ve officially entered one of the seasons when there is always candy in the house.

With a school-aged kiddo, Halloween is one of the times of year when she comes home with candy for what feels like a week straight. And that’s without trick-or-treating!

I don’t mind having candy in the house, but at some point it stops feeling special and we all sort of forget about it. Which means that we still have pieces of Halloween candy left over by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around and we’re doing it all over again.

So I like to try to get ahead of things and line up a couple of recipes I can make that use up leftover Halloween candy. We still get to enjoy the candy, but in a way that leaves less of it sitting around for 4 months.

This year, I’m crossing my fingers for some extra Snickers bars so I can whip up a batch of these Snickers brownies!

Two snickers brownies stacked on a white plate, topped with pieces of snickers bars.


These Snickers brownies take my favorite rich, fudgy brownies and add pieces of fun-size Snickers bars in the center.

The result is super thick, decadent brownies with bits of nougat, gooey caramel and crunchy peanuts in every single bite.

I like to use fun-size Snickers bars in these brownies. I feel like we always end up with a ton of them over the course of Halloween. And even if you don’t, you are guaranteed to find them for 75% off just after the holiday.

But you can use full-size Snickers bars in this recipe if that’s what you have instead! If using full-size Snickers, you’ll need 3-4 bars for this recipe.

Snickers brownie ingredients arranged on a gray countertop.


One thing I love about this recipe is that it is pretty quick and easy to throw together. Maybe not as quick as my salted caramel brownies, but pretty close to it! 

Ingredients you’ll need

To make these Snickers brownies, you will need:

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate; coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup butter 
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs; lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 fun-size Snickers candy bars; each cut into 4 pieces
Melted chocolate and butter being whisked in a whit mixing bowl on a gray countertop.

This recipe uses melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder, which helps to make the finished brownies super dense and fudgy. If you prefer a more cakey brownie, I recommend checking out my tiramisu brownies

The recipe only uses 1 cup of flour, but it’s still important that you measure it out correctly so that your brownies turn out perfect every time. Check out my post on how to measure flour for more details.

As I mentioned above, I like using 12 fun-size Snickers bars in this recipe, but you could use 3-4 full-size bars instead, or even a combo of the two. You just want to make sure you have enough candy bar pieces to get some in every single bite.

Snickers brownie batter in a white mixing bowl, set on a gray countertop.

Making this recipe

Before you start making the brownie batter, line an 8×8-inch baking pan with foil and spray it with nonstick spray. I like to leave some of the foil hanging over the pan so it is easy to lift the baked brownies out later.

Add the chopped chocolate and butter to a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 3-4 minutes, or until the butter is melted.

Pieces of snickers bars arranged on top of brownie batter in a foil-lined pan.

Whisk this mixture until the chocolate has melted, then stir in the sugar. Add in the eggs, vanilla, and salt. Gradually add the flour and stir just until combined.

Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan. Layer the snickers pieces evenly over the brownie batter, then spread the rest of the batter over the top.

Bake the Snickers brownies for 30-35 minutes. I recommend erring on the side of under-baking the brownies, since we want these to be super gooey and fudgy. 

Let the brownies cool completely before using the foil to lift them out of the pan and cut them into bars.

Baked snickers brownies in a foil-lined pan, set on a gray countertop.


Looking for more ways to use up your family’s leftover Halloween candy? Or maybe even some candy you bought for 75% off the day after Halloween? I’ve got you covered.

Candy corn might be one of the most controversial Halloween candies, but it is perfect in Halloween popcorn balls

Overhead view of sliced snickers brownies set on a piece of parchment paper.

Got a lot of extra peanut butter cups? Give these peanut butter cheesecake bars a try.

Those little packets of M&M’s are always a popular candy choice. Use them to make a small batch of M&M cookie bars!

Don’t have a lot of any one type of candy, but a whole assortment of treats? Then you’ve got what you need to make monster cookie bars or kitchen sink cookies

Whether you save these as a post-Halloween treat or make them in the middle of the summer, these gooey, decadent Snickers brownies are sure to be a hit.

Snickers brownies cut into pieces and topped with pieces of snickers candy bars.
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Snickers Brownies

By: Jamie
5 from 1 rating
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 brownies
Use up some of that leftover Halloween candy with these Snickers brownies! Super fudgy brownies filled with pieces of fun-sized Snickers bars make for a perfectly decadent treat.


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup butter 12 tablespoons
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 fun-size Snickers candy bars each cut into 4 pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Microwave chocolate and butter in a large bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted.
  • Whisk until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar. Add in eggs, extract and salt. Gradually add in flour and stir until just combined.
  • Spread ½ the batter into prepared pan. Add an even layer of the Snickers pieces and cover with remaining ½ of brownie batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes; do not over bake.
  • Remove to cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before cutting.



Make sure you know how to measure flour correctly so your brownies turn out perfect every time.
If using full-size Snickers, you will need 3-4 bars for this recipe.


Serving: 1brownie, Calories: 393kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Sodium: 203mg, Potassium: 171mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 445IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Dinaz says:

    Could you use any candy bar, like Kit Kat or Milky Way instead of Snickers?
    Many thanks!

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi Dinaz – Absolutely! Feel free to swap out the Snickers with your own favorite candy bars. Happy baking!

  2. CHEREE says:

    Can this recipe be doubled. I am going to double.

    1. Jamie says:

      Hello! I haven’t attempted doubling this recipe, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I’d love to know how they turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  3. Bev says:

    I just made these yesterday and they were great.  I’ll definitely be making these again real soon.  The unsweetened chocolate gave it the best chocolate flavor.  Thanks for the great recipe.

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much, Bev! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  4. Beth Cotterell says:

    I just made these today and they are AMAZING. I used regular Snickers as the recipe indicated (my husband got a little overzealous down the Easter candy aisle and I figured if I baked them into something then maybe I wouldn’t just sit and eat the whole bag… now I’m faced with a bigger dilemma!), and this recipe is definitely a keeper. I could see using chocolate covered salted caramels in this as well. I wouldn’t, however, recommend making these if you are going to be alone with them. 

    1. Jamie says:

      Thank you, Beth! They are dangerous in the best possible way!