Hershey’s Symphony Candy Bar Brownie Recipe

Hershey's symphony candy bar brownie recipe

If you want to kick your basic box brownie mix up a notch, this Hershey's Symphony Candy Bar Brownie Recipe is for you!

Don't get me wrong, I love a basic brownie, but I love Hershey's Symphony Candy Bar Brownies even more. Until you taste these brownies, it's hard to imagine that simply adding candy bars to the middle of your brownie can do so much.

They're over-the-top.

They're a chocoholics dream.

They're pure chocolate bliss.

They're worthy of a special occasion.

They're impressive but simple.

Oh and that gooey layer of chocolaty toffee with almonds in the middle. YUM!

OK, now that I have you craving chocolate, let's get on with the recipe!

P.S. – Frugal-up these brownies by stocking up on Hershey's Symphony Candy Bars when they're on sale.  I frequently see them on sale 10 for $10.

Hershey's Symphony Candy Bar Brownie Recipe

This Hershey's Symphony Candy Bar Brownie Recipe is a quick and easy way to turn an ordinary box of brownie mix into WOW! If you're not familiar with a Hershey's Symphony Candy Bar, it's milk chocolate with almonds and toffee bits, and they add a magical layer to ordinary brownies. Chocolate lovers will not be disappointed. I can't take credit for this recipe, I think Paula Dean created them, but I can take credit for perfecting it. There are many variations of this recipe, and this one always works. If you use a recipe that doubles the amount of brownie mix or uses a smaller pan, I find they don't get overdone on the edges and not done enough in the middle. Just letting you know, so you'll avoid chocolate disappointment.
Cuisine dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Author Kristl Story, TheBudgetDiet.com


  • 17 oz. - 20 oz. brownie mix (Do not buy a mix that includes fancy fixins like chocolate chips or a fudge packet...just a plain family size brownie mix for a 9 x 13 pan like the one in the picture.
  • water amount according to your brownie mix directions
  • oil amount according to your brownie mix directions
  • eggs amount according to your brownie mix directions
  • 16 oz. Hershey's Symphony Candy Bars These candy bars come in a variety of sizes, but buy approximately 16 oz. - a little more or less won't hurt. If you can find the giant 6 oz. bars...3 fit perfectly.


  1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions.
  2. Spread half of the brownie mixture in the bottom of a parchment lined 9 x 13 pan. (The parchment paper will make it easy to lift the brownies out for cutting, and you won't have to clean your pan!)
  3. Lay the Hershey's Symphony Candy Bars on top.
  4. Spread the remaining brownie mixture over the Hershey Symphony Candy Bars.
  5. Bake according to package directions. If you use the Pillsbury family size fudge brownie mix, you'll bake them for 30 minutes.
  6. Cool completely, but do not refrigerate.
  7. Life the brownies out of the pan by grabbing the edges of the parchment paper.
  8. Cut with a plastic knife...a simple, disposable plastic knife is the secret to perfectly cut brownie.


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5 years ago

Can’t find Symphony bars anywhere. What can I replace it with?

5 years ago
Reply to  Mary

Regular Hershey Chocolate Bars…..any variation.

3 years ago
Reply to  Mary


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