Not (Quite) Mother’s “Homemade” Leftover Halloween Candy Bar Recipe

Homemade Goodies

One of our favorite Domestic Square Peg “cookbooks” is ‘The Cake Mix Doctor” by Anne Byrn. It’s perfect for the less-than-domestic goddess who wants to bring something ‘homemade’ to the party but doesn’t really want (or need) to bake something from scratch. The book has over 150 yummy recipes that all start from a basic cake box mix.

The day after Halloween finds many of us in a sugar-coma and looking for ways to get rid of all that extra sinfully delicious candy that beckons us from everywhere.

This ‘Candy Bar‘ recipe uses those leftover candy bars and makes easy and delicious treats.


These are fab as in or perfect to freeze and save for a rainy day.

The Cake Mix Doctor ‘Candy Bar’ Recipe

Makes 24 bars and takes about 10 minutes to prep and 40-45 minutes to bake

1 package (18.25 ounces) plain yellow cake mix (or whatever kind you have in the pantry)

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

8 Tbs (1 stick) butter, melted

2 large eggs

1 cup chopped candy bar pieces (Butterfinger, Reese’s, Snicker’s, you name it)

—Place a rack in the center of the oven and set to 350 degrees. Set aside an ungreased 13- by 9-inch baking pan.

Place the cake mix, brown sugar, melted butter and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend with electric mixer for a minute or so and then scrape down the sides. Blend again and then fold int he candy pieces.

Pour batter into pan and smooth out sides. Place pan into oven and bake until golden brown – about 40-45 minutes. Cool completely before cutting. Bon Appetit!

You can even make this recipe gluten free by using one of the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake Mixes. Or, try one of our other easy favorite gluten free recipes from an older post.

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One Response to Not (Quite) Mother’s “Homemade” Leftover Halloween Candy Bar Recipe

  1. DSP Connie says:

    I ate the whole thing. ahhh

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