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Baby Ruth Brownies

Baby Ruth Brownies

You know there’s always a candy that takes you back to your youth. Well this is one of them for me: Baby Ruth. The Baby Ruth candy bar is a classic; rich caramel, delicious nougat and peanuts covered in chocolatey goodness. Um, yes please! And although, it’s been said that it wasn’t named after the famous baseball player, Babe Ruth, it still reminds me of baseball season. So how can these babies get any better? By adding even more chocolate of course! So go ahead and give this yummy recipe a try, you won’t regret it. Enjoy!

Baby Ruth Brownies

Baby Ruth Brownies

Ingredients –

¾ C. flour
2 C. semi-sweet chocolate
2 tbs cocoa powder
4 tbs. butter
3 eggs
1 ½ C. sugar
½ C. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 tsp. Baking powder
½ tsp. Salt
10-12 Baby Ruth candy bars

8×8 or 9×9 baking pan

Frosting ingredients –

¼ C. butter or margarine, softened
1/3 C. cocoa
2 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
3 tbs milk

Instructions –

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish with foil and spray with a non-stick spray.

#1. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

#2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate in 15-20 second increments, stirring until completely melted. Let cool 2-3 minutes.

#3. In another bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add in the melted chocolate mixture and then slowly add in the flour and cocoa mixture and mix well.

#4. Pour enough of the batter into the bottom of your baking dish just to cover the bottom. Spread with a spoon or spatula if needed.

#5. Lay the Baby Ruth bars on top of the batter – you will need about 8 bars for the entire pan and may need to break 1 or 2 in half. Once all the candy bars are in place, pour the rest of the batter over the top and bake for 25-30 minutes. Insert a toothpick around 25 minutes to check them. If it comes out ‘clean’ they are done.

Let the brownies cool completely.

Frosting directions –

#1. Combine the cocoa powder, butter, sugar and vanilla. Slowly add in the milk 1 tbs. at a time. You may want to add in more milk depending on how thick you like your frosting. Using a hand mixture, beat on high for 2-3 minutes.

#2. Once the brownies have cooled completely, lift the foil out of the pan (love the super easy clean-up!) Evenly spread the chocolate frosting over the top of the brownies.

#3. Cut into *12 squares. Cut the rest of your Baby Ruth bars into quarters and gently press one into the top of each brownie. **You could double the servings by cutting the the pan into smaller size squares – 24 if desired.

*Makes 12 servings if cut into 12 squares – 1 square = 1 serving. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Baby Ruth Brownies

Baby Ruth Brownies
Ingredients
  • ¾ C. flour
  • 2 C. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 4 tbs. butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ C. sugar
  • ½ C. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 10-12 Baby Ruth candy bars
  • 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan
  • Frosting ingredients –
  • ¼ C. butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 C. cocoa
  • 2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 tbs milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish with foil and spray with a non-stick spray.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate in 15-20 second increments, stirring until completely melted. Let cool 2-3 minutes.
  4. In another bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add in the melted chocolate mixture and then slowly add in the flour and cocoa mixture and mix well.
  5. Pour enough of the batter into the bottom of your baking dish just to cover the bottom. Spread with a spoon or spatula if needed.
  6. Lay the Baby Ruth bars on top of the batter – you will need about 8 bars for the entire pan and may need to break 1 or 2 in half. Once all the candy bars are in place, pour the rest of the batter over the top and bake for 25-30 minutes. Insert a toothpick around 25 minutes to check them. If it comes out ‘clean’ they are done.
  7. Let the brownies cool completely.
  8. Frosting directions -Combine the cocoa powder, butter, sugar and vanilla. Slowly add in the milk 1 tbs. at a time. You may want to add in more milk depending on how thick you like your frosting. Using a hand mixture, beat on high for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Once the brownies have cooled completely, lift the foil out of the pan (love the super easy clean-up!) Evenly spread the chocolate frosting over the top of the brownies.
  10. Cut into *12 squares. Cut the rest of your Baby Ruth bars into quarters and gently press one into the top of each brownie. **You could double the servings by cutting the the pan into smaller size squares – 24 if desired.

Baby Ruth Brownies

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Liz Szilagyi

Sunday 11th of January 2015

Baby Ruths are one of my favorite candy bars. I was so excited to try this recipe, but it was an epic fail. I bake all the time and I've never had something cook so unevenly (and I baked muffins the same day -- they turned out fine so it wasn't my oven). The outside cooked up nicely but the inside was 100% batter. When I put them back in the oven to cook a little longer the top layer puffed up and separated from the rest, leaving about 1/2 inch of air, and what was underneath was still 100% batter. I noticed the batter was really thick, but I figured that'd just make for nice fudgey brownies. I tried my hardest to fix it, but finally just threw the whole pan out.

Laurie @Food is Love

Saturday 3rd of May 2014

Fantastic Recipe! Baby Ruth is my favorite Candy Bar! These are going to be great brownies! Will be trying them very soon!

Jesenia Montanez

Monday 5th of May 2014

Thanks Laurie! I have a feeling you're going to really like these. :)

Teresa

Saturday 3rd of May 2014

Those brownies look deliciously tempting. I would make them today if I could. Hmmm...maybe I can. Stopping by from SITS. Nice blog!!

Jesenia Montanez

Saturday 3rd of May 2014

Ha! Go for it! Thanks for stopping by, I love the SITS girl linky party. :)

WildcatPioneer

Friday 2nd of May 2014

Those look so delicious, thanks for the recipe! Great tutorial as well!

Jesenia Montanez

Saturday 3rd of May 2014

Don't they look yummy?! Thanks for visiting! :)