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Monday
Sep242012

My Hershey's Halloween Party

Our family loves Halloween. Every year, I like to make treats and set out bowls of candy for my son Cam and his friends. We always have a great time on Halloween, it is one of our favorite holidays. So when Hershey asked me to share some of my favorite Halloween traditions and recipes, I was happy to!

Hershey is our go-to source for chocolate and the best candy.

 

I decided to make this recipe and modified it a little bit.

Ingredients

  • dash salt
  • 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons hot water
  • PEANUT BUTTER DRIZZLE (recipe follows)
  • 3 tablespoons REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • BROWNIE FROSTING(recipe follows)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups REESE'S MINI PIECES Candy, divided
  • water
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 package (19.8 oz.) fudge brownie mix

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

  2. Prepare brownie mix as directed on package for fudge-like brownies. Spread half of brownie batter into prepared pan.

  3. Sprinkle 3/4 cup candies over batter. Carefully spread remaining batter over candy.

  4. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean. Remove from oven to wire rack; cool slightly.

  5. Prepare and spread CHOCOLATE FROSTING over brownie.

  6. Sprinkle and gently press remaining 3/4 cup candies over frosting.

  7. Prepare and drizzle PEANUT BUTTER DRIZZLE over candy. Cool completely in pan. Makes 12 brownies.

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First, I headed out to Walmart to pick up my ingredients. With it being such a hot summer, I hadn't been baking a lot, so I had to pick up Crisco, Hershey's cocoa powder and a few more items. It was a nice cool, fall like day when I worked on this, so it got me in the mood for Halloween!

Next, the instructions said to mix up the brownie mix first:

After mixing it up, I put half of the batter in the 13x9 baking dish.

I added a layer of Reese's peanut butter chips:

After 30 min. bake time, the brownies are done!! Yum, look at all those peanut butter chips!

 

The next part of the recipe is to prepare the chocolate frosting:

CHOCOLATE FROSTING:

Melt 1/2 cup butter or margarine in saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; add 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa stirring until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and dash of salt. Gradually add 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar with 6 tablespoons hot water, stirring until smooth. About 2 cups frosting.

I melted a stick of butter, Hershey's cocoa and vanilla. 

Then I gradually added in the powdered sugar:

After the frosting was throughly mixed, I spread it over the cooled brownies. Nothing is better than homemade frosting!

Add the Reese's Pieces and you are all set! Cut into squares, eat and enjoy!

 

I was so inspired with this recipe and loving Halloween so much, I made up a sample tablescape!

And my son got dressed up too in this year's Halloween costume! Cam being 10, is more into scary costumes than when he was little, so he wanted to be the grim reaper. Here is Cam, ready to party!

 

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Hershey's wants to treat 20 lucky Savingsmania readers to a huge bag of Hershey's assorted candy, as pictured above! You will be all set for trick or treaters or your own Halloween party with this colassal bag of candy!

All you have to do to enter is tell me what your favorite Hershey's candy or favorite Halloween memory, along with your name and email address, so we can contact you if you win. Entries close on Monday, October 1st @ 5 pm EST. Please post your comment on this blog entry.

One entry per person, US only. Be sure to include your email address in "Author Email" field below, so I can contact you if you win. Email addresses will not be displayed, published or used for any other reason except to contact the winner. Winner will be contacted via email. If you're selected, we'll need to hear back from you in 48 hours, or we reserve the right to select another winner. Hershey's will be fulfilling and shipping out the prizes.

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Reader Comments (124)

Looove Halloween...my favorite candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups of course who doesn't love PB and Chocolate?? Every halloween is my fav watching the faces of the kids while they dig for their favorite candies in your bowl!!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfrani

Goodness, what a choice! Hershey bars and kisses top my list. One of my fav Halloween memories is trudging through snow on Halloween and getting treated to hot chocolate at a neighbor's house. It was freezing cold but worth it!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Jordan

Favorite Halloween candy...KitKat Bars...love the crispy chocolately goodness.

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

My favorite Hershey's candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Those always disappear first around here.

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September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristen Redman

My favorite Hershey's candy is without a doubt Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! YUM!! cristimarashi(at)gmail(dot)com

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCristi

My favorite Halloween candy Is Reeses' peanut butter cups. I love them so much that my boys always give me their Reeses when they come back from Trick-or-Treating!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

My favorite is the peanut butter cups!!!!! I love watching my kids faces when we pour out the candy and they find their favorite ones!!! And the first time they get what Halloween is!!!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

I love kitkats.

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertara pittman

I would have to say Kit Kat Bars are my FAVORITE Halloween candy. I always pick those out of the candy bags.

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTricia S

Love me some Rolos and Kit Kats-these are always in my secret stash!
Thank you for the opportunity(:

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChacoy

My fave Halloween candy are Reese's peanut butter cups!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany S

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermonique

I love Reese's peanut butter cups! Yum!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Terry

my favorite all time hershey candy is the SPECIAL DARK bars!!!!!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterangie mcalpin

I've always loved Special Darks. Mmmm!!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

I love hersheys original chocolate bar. its my all time favorite for earing and baking. my brother who has had a stroke only will eat Hersheys chocolate bars easiest for him to swallow and melts evenly in his mouth. Thankyou Hersheys!!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershelly rootes

My favorite Hershey's candy are the mini dark chocolate bars. They are low enough in calories that I don't feel bad for having one or two after a meal.

My favorite Halloween memory is walking around with my older brother and parents to get oodles of candy when I was little. It would be cold out, dark, and there would be a bunch of other kids too. I remember some of the houses were scary and some made me cry, but at the end of the night I had a ton of candy to eat or trade with my brother. I remember being a green witch for one Halloween while my brother was a pizza guy. Carving pumpkins was also awesome and something I continually enjoy doing. :)

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany Richardson

Reeses

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdebbie russell

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!!!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRosemary O

Resees' peanut butter cups is my all time favorite!!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdeb

I love whoppers!

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkathy f

I love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate F.

I actually like candy versus chocolate so air heads, laffy taffy's etc!! Love them!!

September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups is my favorite, hands down! I don't know anyone that doesn't love them. Its a special treat that I allow myself to have at least once a week. :)

September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIda

I love Hershey's chocolate - simple but awesome!

September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenn @TheRebelChick
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