Gingerbread Monster Brownies

by Jennifer Wieland
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12 daysGingerbread is such a holiday classic flavor. Gingerbread cookies, cakes and houses are always standard fare. That is why it is surprising to me that candy cane flavored candy has been around for ages but gingerbread candy seems to be just catching on. Luckily though, it has caught on with some of the big name candy makers. I had heard that there were  Gingerbread M&Ms available and I went to a ton of store trying to find them. I finally located them at a Super Walmart only to be taken by complete surprise because, what was next to them but Gingerbread Twix! Add on that there were coupons on the bags too and I was one happy camper. So happy in fact that I knew that these needed to be made into some sort of new creation. So, I walked the baking aisle and spotted a box of Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cake & Cookie Mix. My light bulb moment happened and I knew what I was going to make. That’s right, I made Gingerbread Monster Brownies.

Now if you are a fan of gingerbread and chocolate then you will be in heaven because it has both in mass quantity. Since this was made with packaged candy and box mixes it was really quick and easy to get ready and into the oven. I’m also a big fan of one pan baking. No multiple baking sheets or cake pans here. Nope it all goes into a 9×13″ pan and then your whole house smells of chocolatey, gingerbread-y goodness.

Assembling the Brownies

Pour half of the brownie batter into a 9×13″ pan and top with cut up Gingerbread Twix bars.

Does anyone else have a problem with Brownie batter like I do?  You know, you turn into a 5-year-old and want to lick the bowl when it’s empty.

Fully Assembled

Fully assembled and ready to go into the oven.

Seriously! Look at all of that chocolate and candy! Now that is a holiday treat for people of all ages.

Ginger Bread Monster Brownies

Gingerbread Monster Brownies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box family sized brownie mix ( I used Pillsbury Family Size Chocolate Fudge) mixed according to directions on box.
  2. 1 box gingerbread mix (I used Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cake and Cookie Mix) mixed according to package instructions. Use the instructions for soft cookies.
  3. 12 Fun-Size Gingerbread Twix Bars cut into thirds
  4. 1 c. Gingerbread M&Ms
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9x13 pan with baking spray. Line it with parchment paper too if you want to be able to lift the brownies out of the pan. Be sure to spray the parchment paper before adding the mixes.
  2. Pour half of the brownie batter into the pan and spread to even out and cover the bottom of the pan. Slightly press the Twix Bar pieces into the batter. Pour on the remaining brownie batter to cover as much of the candy as possible. Drop spoonfuls of the gingerbread cookie dough onto the brownie batter. Do not cover the brownie batter completely. Sprinkle on the M&Ms.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the brownie batter has set. Let cool in the pan and the cut and serve.
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 4-20 so things are always crazy with everything from preschool, to autism, to college. She tries to bake, craft and blog her way through all of the craziness that life throws her way.

20 Responses to “Gingerbread Monster Brownies”

  1. Jessie says:

    Yum- these look delicious! My kids are big into gingerbread anything right now, so we may have to make a batch of these this week :)
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  2. Beeb says:

    Please excuse me while I go grab a towel to mop up the drool on my keyboard. LOL!! They look delish!!
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  3. Oh man, that sounds delicious!! Gingerbread, Twix AND brownies? Yum!!
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  4. These look huge and so delicious!
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  5. Oh my! Those look INTENSE but so fun – especially for holiday parties!
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  6. Cat Davis says:

    Yum. You had me at the TWIX. We might just have to put these on our baking list this weekend.
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  7. Tara says:

    These look amazing! Chunky yumminess!
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  8. I’m not a huge chocolate fan (everyone else in my family is though!) but I LOVE gingerbread! I’m really curious as to what the gingerbread Twix taste like though. I know my family would love the brownies, so I’m off to make sure I have everything to make them. I figure I’m up all night making cupcakes for my daughter’s class, why not make something for my family while I’m at it!
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    • Jen W. says:

      I am so jealous that you get to bake for your daughter’s class. we haven’t been allowed to bring home baked goods in a long time in our school district and this year they banned food all together.

  9. Anne says:

    Great flavor combination, I know my kids would love these!
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  10. Oh my goodness, how delicious those look and sound! And easy! I will be trying these while my son is on his Christmas break! :)

  11. Mandi says:

    Whoa! These sound really good! I still haven’t made “monster brownies” but the more I see them, the more I want to get in the kitchen and get creative!
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  12. Digna D. says:

    Wow! Talk about a sugar high. Those look great but I couldn’t have them in my house. However I can always bake them to share, then eat just one. :) I made my first Gingerbread cookies yesterday and was not thrilled with the recipe. I need to try other recipes. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. Julie says:

    Every time you post a recipe, I have trouble imagining myself getting to the end – the process looks so yummy that I want to eat all the ingredients! :)
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  14. trisha says:

    Wow yum! Its like a mixture of cookie and brownie batter!
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  15. Oh my goodness. These look so bad, in a very good way. I don’t think I could control myself if I made these.
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  16. yum!! I imagine any candy bar would be amazing. Mmm, maybe Rolos!
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  17. Jennifer H says:

    I love anything with chocolate! These looks so yummy.
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  18. Tammy says:

    That sounds so good! I can’t decide whether I’m more impressed with the gingerbread additions or the fact that it’s so easy!
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