"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Candy Bar Brownies Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Candy Bar Brownies, by , is from The Kise/Lackmann Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Todd Kise


3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons water
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Candy Bar Topping
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup milk
1 cup marshmallow creme
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups dry-roasted peanuts
40 caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup water
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butterscotch-flavored chips

1. Heat oven to 350F (325F for dark or nonstick pan). Line bottom and sides of 13X9-inch pan with foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan; spray foil with cooking spray.
2. In large microwavable bowl, microwave 3/4 cup butter, 2 tablespoons water and 2/3 cup sugar uncovered on High about 1 minute or until mixture just starts to boil; stir until blended. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips until melted. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and the eggs until well mixed. Stir in flour and baking powder. In pan, spread batter evenly.
3. Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
4. In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter and the milk to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in marshmallow creme, 1/4 cup of the peanut butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Pour over brownies. Sprinkle peanuts over top.
5. In 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and 1/4 cup water over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted; pour over peanuts.
6. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave 1 cup chocolate chips and the butterscotch chips uncovered on High about 1 minutes or until softened; stir until smooth. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter; spread over caramel layer. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before cutting. Use foil to lift brownies from pan before cutting. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store in refrigerator.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
40 minutes total 2 hours 45 minutes




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!