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Please don’t send hate mail. (By the way, I’m so tired as I type this I literally just wrote, “male” three times in a row. Mama needs a nap today!) Easy Krackle Brownies are not a real recipe. I make no apologies.

The truth is, sometimes I need a last minute dessert because Cade forgot to tell me someone was stopping by for a visit, or we just need a little something and it’s too late to bust out a bigger recipe.

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Thankfully Cade has stopped inviting people over for dinner at church without talking to me first. Yes, that used to happen on occasion. Which is funny because my dad totally does that. I guess it’s true you marry your father. Thankfully it has ended.

But back to my point, chocolate is good no matter what and I don’t care if you’re the biggest, best chef of the west, sometimes you just want a shortcut. And this is it. Gooey, rich, chocolate brownies with big Krackle candy bars plopped on top at the end of baking. Just call me Sandra Lee. I’m totally down with semi-homemade on occasion.

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Just keep a few box mixes (Ghirardelli makes a good one) and Krackle candy bars, the really big ones so you don’t have to unwrap so much, on hand and in 30 minutes you’ve got melty brownies and the crunch from the krispies is kind of all kinds of awesome with the soft brownies. I love different textures together.

Now go make brownies.

Are Brownies Supposed to Be Gooey?

Brownies should be softer and have more moisture than cakes.

Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted near the middle of the pan comes out with just a few crumbs stuck to it.

Do Brownies Harden as They Cool?

Yes they do as the chocolate solidifies the brownie firms up.

That is why it is important to not over cook.

Brownies should still be soft and leave a few moist crumbs on a toothpick when they are removed from the oven.

Can You Freeze Brownies?

Brownies can be frozen when cooled completely.

Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then wrap again in foil.

Brownies can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Easy Krackle Brownies

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Easy Krackle Brownies

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 9


  • 1 Box Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownies
  • 4 Large Krackle Candy Bars


  • Make the brownies according to the box directions.
  • Remove from the oven and top with candy bars.
  • Allow to cool slightly and serve.
  • Especially wonderful with ice cream and caramel if you really want to go crazy.


store in an airtight container at room temperature
Nutrition Facts
Easy Krackle Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 261
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 27.3mg9%
Carbohydrates 30.4g10%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 9.9g11%
Protein 3.1g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Yum these sound good, and I love simple recipes like this…..will have to get some Krakle bars…..love them too….

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    • Thank you so much!

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  • amazingggg-it’s def. always good to have a little trick for whenever you need a quick treat! (and I’m glad Cade got over that habit of inviting people without warning you! lol)

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    • Right? Oh my gosh it was annoying, haha!

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  • I’m one of the jerks who picks the krakle out of the mini-hershey mix, so this is right up my alley. sometimes the last minute recipes are best kind.

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    • Haha! That’s me! We would definitely be friends. lol

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