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Re-purpose some of that trick-or-treat loot in a batch of these Candy Bar Truffles – chewy, fudgy brownie balls stuffed with your favorite Halloween candy and dipped in chocolate!
Let’s talk about all the injustices of Halloween, shall we?
Why why why why WHY does all the costumed, face-painted, trick-or-treating fun stop at puberty? Seriously. It’s not like people just stop loving getting free candy when they hit a growth spurt. That they never asked for anyway.
I guess parents can argue that they still technically trick-or-treat, especially the ones who dress up with their kids (my kind of ppl tbh) when they hit the streets at dusk with their little plastic pails and flashlights. But really, stealing the candy from your littles buckets while they’re asleep is so totally not the same thing as going door-to-door yourself and winning favor from the candy trolls with your own awesome-sauce get-up.
I’ll be the first to admit how much I miss being a kid, especially at this time of year.
Please tell me you remember the excitement of costume shopping? Making plans with your friends on which houses to hit, and making bets on who would give out the BIG candy bars. The thrill of digging through your stash at the end of the night and gobbling as much as possible before getting home and having it confiscated for the night.
Remember the stomach ache you got to go to bed with afterwards?
That part was maybe not so great, but I digress.
I have incredibly fond memories of the Halloweens of my childhood that the parties of my adulthood just cannot touch, obvs.
Halloween now usually consists of dressing up my porch, watching horror flicks in the semi-dark, drinking some wine, and passing out candy to the little ones that come a-knocking; ogling their cuteness in their I-wanna-be-a-grownup costumes, and cursing my ovaries for aching when they actually have manners and say thank you without being told to.
Of course, I try to make sure I pick up the candy I don’t care for so I’m not tempted to eat all of it. But the candy I don’t care for is also…the candy no one else likes (I’m looking at you, Payday.)
(Un)fortunately, making these super fudgy and delicious brownie candy bar truffles required a (really unnecessarily big) bag of the candy everyone loves. Peanut butter cups, malted milk balls, chocolate bars…the classics. The kind you’ll dig through the bag just to find the last one.
For me, it’s the KitKats. I am such a sucker for those – they’re probably my guiltiest pleasure.
I’m sure you can guess what there are no more of in that big opened bag right now. Yeah. Sorry kiddos, no KitKats from the Crumby Casa this year. Good luck across the street!
- 1 box fudge brownie mix + box ingredients
- Assorted small candy bars (cut in half if necessary)
- 12 ounces chocolate almond bark or baking chocolate
- Seasonal sprinkles
- Bake brownies according to package directions in a 9×13 pan, taking them out about 3-5 minutes earlier than you normally would. Cool completely.
- Prepare candies: I used whole Whoppers, fun-sized Hershey’s, KitKat, and Reese’s (all cut in half,) but feel free to sub out your favorites.
- Cut off hard edges and set aside. Use a fork to fluff brownies in crumbles. Scoop a tablespoon of brownie in your hand and press a candy in the middle. Form the brownie around the candy, adding more brownie if necessary to cover the candy, then roll into a ball and place on baking sheets lined with wax paper.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute and stir. Continue to microwave in 20 second increments, stirring between, until it is completely melted.
- Dip truffles in chocolate, using two forks to roll them around and coat them, and allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place on wax paper then add sprinkles to the top. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy.
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