Here it is, the end of November, and we still have tons of Halloween candy in the house. The bad news is that I only have so much willpower, and that candy is calling my name. The good news is that it's time to start holiday baking, and that giant bag of Halloween candy is a fabulous chocolaty resource.
These brownies are a delicious way to use up fun-sized Aero bars, but you could also use other chopped-up chocolate bars such as Hershey's, Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp, or Kit Kat. Needless to say, Smarties, M&M's, or Reece's Pieces could also be incorporated nicely into this recipe. The possibilities are endless! No Halloween candy? No problem! Substitute 2 cups of chocolate chips for the chopped up Aero bars.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or spray a 9x13 baking pan.
In a large saucepan, melt butter and chocolate together, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat; stir in sugar, flour, eggs, salt, and vanilla extract. Gently fold in approximately 3/4 of the chopped Aero bars.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with remaining chopped Aero bars.
Wait five minutes, then, using a butter knife, spread the melting Aero bars gently over the surface of the brownies to form a coating.
Allow to cool completely before cutting.