These are good.
And they are easy! Which makes them even better in my opinion. I am calling these Stocking Brownies because I used all of my leftover stocking candy in them! I figured I should probably use all of it up since it’s only a matter of time before my boston terrier, Max, finds it. He has a nose for chocolate, and if you’ve ever had a boston, then you know that there are no shelves so high that they can’t jump up and get it! We have actually had to take him to the vet a few times after he has houdini’d (I’m not sure that’s even a word lol) himself a bag of hershey’s kisses. Anyway, so between Max and the fact that I’ve been a good girl going to the gym lately, I knew some chocolate was in order. (There is nothing that makes me want chocolate more than thinking about the gym. I realize it’s counter productive, but I can’t help. I DREAM about chocolate when I exercise lol!!)
These came out sooo fudgy, which is how I want them. Cakey is ok, but honestly? I’d rather have to get a fork out to be able to eat my brownies lol! I started with a mix, then threw a bit of coconut in there because, well because it was on the counter and I thought it sounded good. Then I tossed in just an assortment of little chocolate candies. You can use any kind of candy that you would like, I think I had 3 Musketeers, Milky Ways, Reese’s, and M&M’s. I kept some back though, so that I could sprinkle it on the top the last 5 minutes of baking. Then I decided what the heck, added some chocolate syrup (it WAS sugar free though!) and some canned whipped topping, and called it delicious!
So do you end up eating all of your stocking candy? Or do you get tired of it and toss it before you get it finished?
You could also get candies that coincide with the season– the red, pink, and white M&M’s for Valentine’s Day, green for St. Patty’s etc. Everyone loves brownies, so they would be a hit at any get together.
Or you could line the pan with foil, then cut them into individual servings, wrap in plastic wrap and attach a little valentine or note! I’d rather get one of these over those stinkin’ boxes of conversation hearts ANY DAY!
Here’s how you make them:
1 box brownie mix
Eggs, water, and oil as indicated on box
1/2 cup flaked coconut
2 cups assorted chocolate candies (3 Musketeers, Snickers, Milky Way, M&M’s, etc) chopped
Chocolate syrup, optional
Whipped cream, optional
Preheat oven to temperature indicated on box. Mix brownies as directed, adding coconut and half of the candy. Spread into greased pan (I used a 7×10, but just check what size it says on the box). Bake as directed, adding the rest of the candy the last 5 minutes of baking time. Remove from oven, let sit for 5 minutes. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and serve with whipped cream.