Using Leftover Halloween Candy is genius in these Candy Bar Cookies. A soft and chewy cookie only tastes better with some of your bite size favorite candy bars added in the mix. And don’t forget M&M chocolate pieces, they are a fun color addition and a perfect ingredient to add too.

Candy Bar Cookies

This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

It’s so fun to taste the variety of flavors with the mix of candy. So have some fun and go crazy, a little bit of everything is great too. You will want about 20-25 mini candy bars or bites plus 1 cup of M&M’s or about 10 mini packages. Feel free to mix and match as needed.

When I was a kid my Dad has this unwritten rule that I proudly enforced on my own kids when they were young. It stated that he was able to pick 5 pieces of candy from the trick or treat candy from each child. I was aways so scared he would choose my favorite Whatchamacallit Candy Bar at the time.

Candy Bar Cookies

With 4 siblings meant he ended up with 25 pieces of candy, a decent haul considering he always choose the BEST pieces. Looking back we weren’t lacking for candy that it really mattered and by the time I had my own kids to trick or treat I quickly realized their haul of candy was way too much for them to eat.

That’s where Candy Bar Cookies come into play, a simple recipe with a favorite cookie recipe and I chop up candy bars and toss them into the cookie dough for a perfect cookie recipe.

So if you are looking for some Halloween Cookie Ideas then follow along and let’s make these fantastic cookies.

Candy Bar Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar ~Dixie Crystals Sugar
  • 1 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar ~ Dixie Crystals Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup M&M’s or about 10 Snack Size Packages
  • 20 – 30 Mini Candy Bars or Bites
Bosch Mixer

How to make Easy Halloween Cookies

  1. In a large Mixer whip Butter with the white sugar for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the Brown Sugar and Eggs, one at a time, and continue mixing for another 3 minutes. 
  3. Mix in Vanilla, Baking Soda, and Salt.
  4. Add in Flour, 1 cup at a time, until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Unwrap Mini Candy Bars and chop into small pieces
  6. Hand mix Candy Bar Pieces and M&M’s
  7. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, use 2 scoop fulls to form into one large ball of dough.
  8. Place the 12 cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and then press each ball down to slightly flatten.
  9. Bake at 350 Degrees for 13-15 minutes. Do NOT over bake.
  10. The cookie will only slightly golden on edges. Let them rest on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
Candy Bar Cookies

These are GIANT cookies and are never the same each time you make them, which I LOVE. Some of my favorite include Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, Kit Kat and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. I also love to add the mini Hershey candy bar varieties with Mr. Good Bar, Milk Chocolate, and Crunch Bars.

How to mix Cookie Dough

This is a great question as I have been asked it many times. Bosch is a brand name that makes a stand mixer to make and mix all kinds of things. I’ve been using a Bosch since I was very little, which means I’ve been using one for decades. Take a look at this post and tells you why I love my Bosch Mixer!

This recipe is a larger batch making giant cookies. I prefer using my Bosch Stand Mixer. Feel free to use any stand mixer or a good hand mixer if preferred.

Candy Bar Cookies Dough

Quick Tip

I aways reserve extra chopped up pieces of candy bar to place on top of the each scooped dough with a few M&M’s too. It’s just pleasing to see those pieces right on top, don’t you think?

Halloween Fun Facts

  • Did you know the holiday goes back more than 2,000 years? Halloween came from a pre-Christian Celtic festival celebrated around November 1st.
  • Trick or Treating has been around since the Medieval times with young children asking for food, treats or money in exchange for poems, songs or other “tricks”.
  • Believe it or not Halloween is the 2nd largest Commercial Holiday in the United States
  • Although we think about Halloween with a Full Moon, traditionally it’s pretty rare. Except to see a full Moon in 2020.
  • Did you know that Candy Corn was once called “Chicken Feed”? Would you enjoy this sugary treat as much with a different name? Who knows! But this sweet treat recipe hasn’t changed since 1880

I like to use a medium cookie scoop and use 2 of these scoops per cookie to make the large Giant Candy Bar Cookie. You can of course use one scoop, however to get a nice balance of candy bar pieces, it’s nice to have a larger cookie.

How to Freeze Candy Bar Cookies

With all the sugar surrounding Halloween, these cookies go right into freezer sealed in a freezer bag for up to 3 months

Can I use Hard Candy instead of chocolate candy bars?

I would suggest you do not use hard candy. Hard Candy, like Jolly Ranchers will melt and would not be good in a cookie recipe. I also wouldn’t suggest candy like skittles or starbursts either. Stick with a chocolate candy bar.

Can I Freeze unbaked Cookie Dough?

Yes of course! When freezing cookie dough it’s best to form into balls and freeze, then place in sealed freezer bags for long term storage.

Of course Halloween spurs many treats and I’ve got a bunch to share with you. My boys love making Vampire Donuts. They are silly and everyone laughs over them. Or try this super fun Halloween Mix with Witches Hats, Skeleton Scabs, and Bat Wings for ingredients.

Bite Sized Candy Bars Chopped

A word of caution, using candy other than chocolate or hard candy will yield different results. Stick with chocolate candy bars for this recipe.

Candy Bar Cookies

Fun Holiday Recipes

Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:  Halloween Cookies & Bars:   Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes: Halloween Brownies: Halloween Pies: Halloween Breakfast: Halloween Drinks: Chilled Halloween Treats: No Bake Desserts:   
Candy Bar Cookies
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Candy Bar Cookies

Using Leftover Halloween Candy is genius in these Candy Bar Cookies. A soft and chewy cookie only tastes better with some of your bite size favorite candy bars added in the mix. And don’t forget M&M chocolate pieces, they are a fun color addition and a perfect ingredient to add too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy Bar Cookie, Candy Bar Cookies
Servings: 18
Calories: 297kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar Dixie Crystals
  • 1 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 3/4 Cup Flower
  • 1 Cup M&M or about 10 snack size packages
  • 20-30 Mini Candy Bars or Bites

Instructions

  • In a large Mixer whip Butter with the Dixie Crystal white sugar for 5 minutes.
  • Add in the Brown Sugar and Eggs, one at a time, and continue mixing for another 3 minutes. 
  • Mix in Vanilla, Baking Soda, and Salt.
  • Add in Flour, 1 cup at a time, until thoroughly mixed.
  • Unwrap Mini Candy Bars and chop into small pieces
  • Hand mix Candy Bar Pieces and M&M’s
  • Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, use 2 scoop fulls to form into one large ball of dough.
  • Place the 12 cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and then press each ball down to slightly flatten.
  • Add extra candy bar pieces on top of each cookie
  • Bake at 350 Degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  • Do NOT over bake.
  • The cookie will only slightly golden on edges. Let them rest on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 472IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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Happy Halloween!

Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!

Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!  

Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set

 

Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife 

Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish

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Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar

Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms

Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms  

Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms 

6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

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Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life

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Prize #6 from Julie  at Back To My Southern Roots

1 Copy of  – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups

The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups  

Prize #8 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS

1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”

 

Prize #9 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”

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Prize #10 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog

1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”

Friends: The Official Cookbook

 

Prize #11 from Michaela from An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer from Take Two Tapas and Michele from West Via Midwest

ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card$75 Amazon gift card

 

Prize #12 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka

ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card$25 Amazon gift card

 

Prize #13 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise

1 Copy of her cookbook, ” The Serial Killer Cookbook: True Crime Trivia and Disturbingly Delicious Last Meals from Death Row’s Most Infamous Killers and Murderers”

 

Prize #14 from Amy from House of Nash Eats

ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card

ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card

  a Rafflecopter giveaway   Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including:  Angie of BigBearsWife ,  Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms,  Terri of Our Good Life,  Julie of Back To My Southern Roots,  Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!
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