The other day I walked into work to find a bowl full of random Christmas wrapped candy sitting on the “please take me” counter.
You know that one place at work that people sit stuff that they want to get rid of.
It immediately took me back to one of the first Christmas’ that I had with the boys.
They weren’t very old when I came into the picture (11 and 8) and I had been so excited to buy them gifts and wrap and fill stockings that year. I spent so much time buying them just the right gifts, picking out the perfect toys, spending way too much money and stuffing their stockings to overflowing!
And the only comment that I can remember from that year was a little voice saying, “Why did Santa only bring us a couple kinds of candy? Why didn’t he bring us more kinds in our stocking?”
(Now, out of fairness, I do remember a lot of excitement but only one comment!)
Every time I think about it, all I can do is chuckle to myself. That little 8-year-old is now 16 and got one bag of M&Ms in his stocking this year. (Which he ate in 2 days flat.) So much for the variety, huh?
But the bowl of candy also made me think of all the years that I spent throwing away one mini Snicker bar or one mini bag of M&Ms just to make room for the next holiday’s haul of candy.
Or finding the stash of excess candy that I forgot I had hidden until well after the holiday (because we had to have more variety).
Or the few pieces that I almost always find floating around in the sock drawers. Really? The sock drawer?
Don’t worry, I have the perfect solution!
Round up all your leftover pieces and turn them into a fun and Easy Brownie Pizza.
The kids will gobble it up and never even question where all the different candies came from.
(They probably won’t miss the pieces out of their sock drawers either. At least, mine never have!)
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To make your life easy, you might consider using these disposable foil pizza pans. I bake the brownie on the foil pan and then put a metal pan underneath that provides more stability after it’s baked.
And if you like the brownie pizza, you might also try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza!
Easy Brownie Pizza
A perfect recipe to use up leftover candy after the holidays!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings
- 1 box Pillsbury brownie mix (15.9 ounce)
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 large eggs
- 1 can Pillsbury Chocolate Frosting (16 ounce)
- Leftover candy
- Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-inch round pizza pan with no-stick cooking spray. Prepare brownie mix in large bowl as directed on package. Spread onto prepared pan. Bake 16 to 20 minutes. Cool completely.
- Spread can of chocolate frosting over brownie. Top with leftover candies. You may want to cut some of the pieces into smaller bits.
Note: You can use any brand of brownie mix but it needs to be about the same size. And just adjust the ingredients based on the directions on the box.
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