‘Frightfully Delicious Halloween Bars’ with Candy Corn, Mini-Marshmallows, Nuts and Chocolate Chips

Frightfully Delicious Halloween Bars are gooey, chewy and chocolatey.  Imagine combining a recipe for brownies with a recipe for chocolate cake (which includes a stick of butter) – then sprinkling on mini-marshmallows, nuts and chocolate chips – and you’ll have a good idea of how good these taste.

++ Not Halloween?  No problem – just use a full cup of chocolate chips and skip the Candy Corn.    ; o )

Oven at 350 (F)        Greased 9′ x 9′ pan       Yield – 20 pieces

Bake for 22 minutes, remove pan from oven.  Add toppings – bake for a further 4 to 5 minutes

    INGREDIENTS

       Topping

  • 1 1/4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips      ++  I use ‘Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup candy corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts  –  your choice

      Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter (or margarine)    ++ 1 stick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  METHOD

Place 1 1/4 cups mini-marshmallows in a small bowl.  In another small bowl, combine 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, 1/2 cup candy corn and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.  Set aside both bowls.

Place 1/2 cup butter or margarine in a microwavable bowl.  Melt butter for 30 seconds, until melted. Add 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.  Mix with a fork or whisk until well-blended and lemon-colored.

Add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt.  Mix with a whisk or spoon until well blended.  Pour batter into greased 9′ x 9″ pan.

Bake at 350 (F) for 22 minutes.

Remove pan from oven.  Sprinkle on 1 1/4 cups miniature marshmallows, then sprinkle on mixture of 1/2 cup candy corn, 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.

Return pan to oven for 4 – 5 minutes, until mini-marshmallows are softened and slightly puffed.  Cool completely on wire rack.  Fill a mug with very hot water.  Cut into 16 or 20 pieces.

++ Dip a sharp knife into hot water before each new cut.       ++   Between each cut you may need to wipe off knife.     ++  Don’t get frustrated by the stickiness of the marshmallows,  just take your time!  And keep rewetting the knife in the hot water!   Enjoy!!!

Frightfully Delicious Halloween Bars with Candy Corn- My Yellow Farmhouse.com

Frightfully Delicious Halloween Bars with Candy Corn -myyellowfarmhouse.com

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Frightfully Delicious Halloween Bars with Candy Corn - myyellowfarmhouse.com

Frightfully Delicious Halloween Bars with Candy Corn myyellowfarmhouse.com

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++  Adapted from http://www.hersheys.com/recipes

12 thoughts on “‘Frightfully Delicious Halloween Bars’ with Candy Corn, Mini-Marshmallows, Nuts and Chocolate Chips

  1. Can I make an order for halloween? they looks so nice and delicious. I shall be tricking or treating by your door step. Have a lovely weekend, ahead!

    • Thanks so much! I think it’s worth it to make the chocolate brownie/cake layer from scratch – all that buttery goodness… plus Halloween candy and yet more chocolate. I’m glad you liked the recipe! ; o )

    • Thanks ‘A’ – they are pretty darn good. I keep wondering why these taste so much better than regular ‘Rocky Road Brownies’ – and I think it’s due to the made-from-scratch first layer. It’s lighter than a brownie…but denser than cake !! ; o )

      • I am going to save the brownie recipe to try … one of these days. 🙂

        I am planning on a Halloween themed dessert pizza on a chocolate chip cookie base. Nothing particularly Halloween-y about the toppings though. I refuse to go the Bulk Barn and overdose on the seasonal candy selection so I’m just going to use some leftover orange chocolate melting discs from my pantry for a drizzle as well as melted white and semi sweet chocolate chips. 🙂

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