Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies

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Because Peanut Butter (REESE’S) Brownies are life! I am a BIG peanut butter lover and these Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies hit the spot. I like to think I did my family a favor by "getting rid" of the leftover Halloween candy, but I think I just made it worse... in the BEST, DELICIOUS way ever! I was able to use up our Halloween candy by stuffing them in these brownies. All you need is chopped up candy (that would pair well with chocolate) and YUM!

I used Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. 

Treat yourself and Happy Friday!

Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies

Ingredients:

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  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Halloween candy (I used Reeses PB Cups), chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter and dark chocolate chunks in a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, pour into a large mixing bowl, and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  3. While the chocolate mixture is cooling, take your leftover Halloween candy and chop it up. Set aside.
  4. Combine the granulated sugar and light brown sugar into the cooled chocolate/butter mixture.
  5. Slowly whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla and gently fold in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  6. In a prepared 9x9 baking pan, add chopped halloween candies. Pour brownie mix on top and evenly smooth out batter to cover all edges of the pan.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.

 Enjoy!

Fruity Dessert Nachos

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“I received free samples of SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by SPLENDA® Sweeteners and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

I am a big fan of nachos. WHY? Because the ingredient combinations are endless! You can do vegetarian, with meat and now, as a dessert! When I found of that this month's sponsored Recipe Redux was sponsored by SPLENDA®, I couldn't resist.

I occasionally use SPLENDA® in my morning coffee or on my oatmeal... and now I am enjoying this SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend on everything!

SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend is made from only 2 non-GMO ingredients: stevia & cane sugar and it has 50% Fewer calories than Sugar.

I am a big fan of anything cinnamon sugar, so this recipe was just sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth! These sugary nachos remind me of a churro, a family favorite. So check out my Fruity Dessert Nachos recipe below.

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Fruity Dessert Nachos

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Serves about 8-10

Ingredients:

  • 24 wontons wraps
  • 1/3 cup SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 mango, pitted and diced
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 8 strawberries, diced
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. On greased baking sheets, lay wonton wraps flat, about 1/4 inch from each other.
  3. In a small bowl combine Splenda and cinnamon. Sprinkle sugar mixture on wonton wraps (about 1 teaspoon on each wonton). Flip wonton wraps over and sprinkle other side.
  4. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until wontons are a little crispy (try not to over bake!).
  5. Let cool completely. Layer on a flat plate.
  6. In another bowl, combine yogurt and lemon juice. Sprinkle yogurt mixture on top of cinnamon sugared wonton chips. Sprinkle all fruit on top. Enjoy immediately!
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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn Bark

With summer in full swing and the multiple parties and holidays coming up, I have been working on a quick and delicious treat that can be perfect for any occasion. One of my favorite snacks is popcorn and I love the many ways you can snack on it! In trail mix, with different seasonings, or as a delicious chocolate bark treat! This leads me to sharing one of my favorite recipes that is full of protein, fiber and sweetness. Dark chocolate chips+ sea salt and pepper popcorn = sweet & savory goodness. AND the peanut butter makes it twice as good!

YUM. 

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn Bark

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup popcorn (I used SkinnyPop Sea Salt and Pepper flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernals 
  • 1 tablespoon Sea Salt

Directions:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave for 1 minute, stirring at 30 seconds.
  2. On a nonstick paper (parchment paper) pour melted chocolate mixture. Evenly spread out for a 1/4 inch thickness.
  3. In a clean microwave safe bowl, add peanut butter. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Place dollops of melted peanut butter on top of melted chocolate. With a knife, slowly swirl the chocolate and peanut together, making a cool design.
  4. Sprinkle popcorn and sunflower kernals on top and place in freezer for 20-30 minutes or until solid.
  5. Break into pieces and enjoy immediately!

I was not compensated or sponsored for my time for this posting. 

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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be