Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Candy Bar Cookies

Halloween is HERE! After tonight, many of you will have a LOT of candy in the house. Once the kids have gobbled up all their favorite bars and you’ve picked over what’s left….what do you do with the dregs? Those poor unwanted Baby Ruths, Mr. Goodbars, Mounds and Twix bars?

Not that anyone is going to need any more sugar, but here is where this recipe comes in pretty handy! I take a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, but instead of using chocolate chips I use my favorite extra Halloween candy bars. Just chop the bars into bite-size chunks and mix up some interesting varieties. Mounds and Milky Ways will make an interesting version of a Girl Scout Samoa, Butterfingers and peanut M&Ms should do the trick, too. Invent your own favorite concoctions and get creative with the kids, because both kids and adults will love these yummy cookies.

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks of butter, softened
¾ cup sugar

¾ cups packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups chopped up chocolate Halloween candy (Snickers, Twix, Reese Peanut Butter Cups, Milkyway, Etc)


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl beat together butter, white sugar, dark brown sugar and vanilla until creamy. Next beat in eggs one at a time, and set aside.

Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture until completely combined. Next add in your chopped Halloween candy.
Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto ungreased baking sheets, leaving room for the cookies to spread.

Bake until golden brown, about 9-12 minutes depending on oven.

Cool on wire rack and enjoy! Print this post

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