Candy Jar Brownies

Prep Time: 20 Min | Cook Time: 25 Min


  • 1
    20 Tablespoons Butter (Unsalted)
  • 2
    2 Cups White Sugar
  • 3
    1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 4
    Four Large Eggs
  • 5
    1.5 Cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 6
    1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 7
    2 Tablespoons Espresso Powder
  • 8
    One Tablespoon Salt
  • 9
    Variety of Candy (About 3 Cups)

While Valentine's Day is great, the day after Valentine's Day is really where it is at. Specifically in the candy aisle. 50% off all Valentine's Candy? Yes, please! We did a lot of research to figure out the perfect brownie recipe and then added a ton of leftover Valentine's Day Candy to it. It is, in a word, decadent. 

We didn't stop there. We also decided to cook it on the Char-Griller AKORN Kamado Grill because it is so versatile. The chocolate smell plus charcoal...we were in heaven. Before you start, check out our Guide to Baking on the AKORN.


1. Preheat AKORN to 350°F. 

2. Cut up a variety of candy bars. Place in individual bowls. 

3. Unwrap candy pieces that have foil and add those to individual bowls.

4. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with hand mixer. Mix for 3 minutes. 

5. To creamed butter and sugar, add vanilla and eggs. Mix together.

6. Sift four and cocoa into the bowl with the wet ingredients. 

7. Add espresso powder and salt. Mix everything together.

Note: This mixture will be extremely thick. This is okay. The chocolate from the candy will melt, adding extra moisture to the brownie. 

8. Butter baking pan. We used a foil pan so it wouldn't get smoke stains, but any 11 by 9 pan will do. 

9. Add 1/3 of the brownie mixture to the bottom of the pan. Spread evenly.

10. Add 1/3 of the candy. (We used the Lava Cake Hersey Kisses and Heath Bar Pieces). 

11. Add the second third of the brownie batter. Spread as evenly as you can. 

12. Add the second third of the candy. (We used Hersey Cookie Bar and Butterfinger pieces)

13. Add the final layer of brownie batter. Spread evenly. 

14. Add the final pieces if candy to decorate the top. (We used Reeses Hearts and M&Ms).

15. Bake on the AKORN for 20 to 25 minutes. Use a toothpick to test if it is done. 

Cool, cut into pieces and enjoy!

Note: Use both the vents to adjust the temperature on the AKRON. More closed vents will help it cool down, open vents will help it heat up. Airflow is key. 

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