Monday, April 14, 2014

Snickers Brownies with Caramel Frosting for Our Two Sweet Marks

 I made these Snickers brownies today for two very special Marks.

We are very blessed indeed to have had these two amazing souls as wonderful parts of our family. 
I am just as sure of this as I am that Heaven is rejoicing at their appearing.

Mark A. Bunch Jr.
July 1, 1985-February 26, 2014
My precious nephew. Only son to my sweet baby sister and daddy to his precious daughter. Mark served two tours of combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was very intelligent, kind and loving. He was also definitely a foodie and never met a stranger. Mark, you were the sweetest nephew..we miss you more than you know..

Mark E. Burnette
October 20, 1961-March 22, 2014
My precious big brother. Loving husband to my sweet sister-in-law and father of four awesome kids. He was a devoted family man and an active member of the Patriot Guard. He was loving, giving, loyal and kind. He enjoyed cooking special meals for his family and spoiling his precious little granddaughter. Mark, you were the best big brother ever..we miss you more than you know..

Snickers were a favorite candy bar to them both, and these brownies turned out pretty good. 
I like to think they would have enjoyed them.
Make brownie cupcakes using your own recipe or a brownie mix. Follow the directions on the box, substituting buttermilk for the water and adding 1 tablespoon vanilla. Press one Snickers mini into each unbaked cupcake. Bake @ 350 for 20-24 minutes. Let brownies cool while preparing frosting.
Ingredients for frosting.

Decorate cupcakes by piping or spreading frosting onto each brownie. 
Place cut Snickers bites into frosting and drizzle with caramel syrup.
1 stick butter (I used salted)
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream (plus additional as needed)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups 10x sugar
Melt butter on low heat. Add brown sugar and cream stirring over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes. 
Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Stir in 10x sugar and mix using a hand mixer.
 Add cream one tablespoon at a time as needed until smooth frosting is achieved.

To our two precious Marks that had the biggest hearts..and though ours are hurting now, 
we will see you again one day in Heaven. 
We will always love you and never forget you...
John 3:16

Have a Blessed Day
~Sugartown Sweets~


  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your nephew and brother. You have had a rough few months. I know how much baking relieves my stress and makes me feel better and am sure your cupcakes brought smiles to those around you.

    Beth @ HungryHappenings