This candy bar cake is the perfect solution to leftover candy. Chop up a mixture of your favorite candy bars and turn them into a delicious cake.
Now that we don’t have any trick or treaters living at our house, I don’t get to go through my kid’s trick or treat bags and sneak out all my favorite candy! So, instead, I always buy more Halloween candy than I need to give out to the trick or treaters so I’m sure to have leftovers. Two of my favorite candy bars are Milky Ways and Twix Bars, and I don’t mind a Snickers bar or two either!
I had one daughter that didn’t like candy and I would always find a bag of Halloween candy in her room months after Halloween was over! This candy bar cake is the perfect solution for when you have too much candy!
How to Make a Candy Bar Cake
To make this cake you will need 5 full size candy bars, about 10 oz. Or you can use 10 oz. of the small mini or fun size candy bars. You can use all of one kind of candy bar or use a mixture of different candy bars that you find in your kid’s trick or treat bags.
- Mix up your dry cake mixture and divide it in half.
- Mix half of the dry mixture with your wet ingredients and pour into a 9 x 13″ pan.
- Sprinkle the remaining half of the dry mixture on top of the cake batter.
- Add your chopped up candy bars on top of the powdered mixture.
- Bake the cake at 350 degrees F for about 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown
I loved the combination of the three different candy bars. The Snicker’s and Twix gave you a nice little crunch. And the Milk Way gives you an amazing gooey, caramel top. Use this combination or see what Halloween candy you have leftover. Or you could just go out and buy candy bars to make this cake!!. I’m thinking Heath Bars or Reeses Peanut Butter Cups would be pretty amazing too.
Given my track record with this cake I knew I had to get the majority of it out of my house. I have no self control! So I cut the cake into individual serving pieces and shared it with my neighbors! So what kind of candy bar are you going to use???
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Candy Bar Cake Recipe
Candy Bar Cake
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cup flour
- 8 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 Milky Way bars full sized, chopped or 10 oz. of smaller candy bars
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Lightly grease a 9×13-inch pan and set aside
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugars, flour and butter
- Crumble these ingredients together with a pastry blender, until the mixture is crumbly and coarse Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumbs to a small bowl
- In another bowl combine the remaining crumbs, the buttermilk, egg, vanilla, baking soda and salt Mix well
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it to the edges
- Sprinkle the top of the cake with the reserved crumbs and chopped candy bars
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until the center is no longer gooey but a toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs
- The cake may fall slightly in the center leaving the edges raised
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Originally posted January 24, 2011
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