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Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

Leftover Halloween candy cookie bars

Every year once Halloween is over, that bowl of leftover candy sits in the cabinet. Usually it doesn’t last long because I have no will power and will eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then I’ll have Rick take some to work  to get it out of the house. These Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars are the perfect and most delicious way to use up that candy!

 

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temp
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • leftover Halloween candy (I find that the chocolate based works best – no gummy or sour candies)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or spray really well with nonstick baking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl (I used my Kitchen Aid), mix together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamed together.
  5. Add in the eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
  6. Add in the flour mixture (dry ingredients) into the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  7. Sprinkle in the chocolate chips. (If you have M&Ms you can use those too!)
  8. Spread the cookie dough on the prepared baking tray, pressing down until firm.
  9. Bake until golden brown (about 20 minutes)
  10. While the cookie dough bakes, unwrap your chocolate candy and break into chunks.
  11. When the cookie dough is done baking, remove from the oven. Press the chocolate candy pieces into the top of the cookie dough while still warm. We had leftover googly eye sprinkles so I sprinkled those on too.
  12. Allow to cool completely, then cut and serve.

 

Leftover Halloween Candy cookie Bars

 

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

Leftover Halloween candy cookie bars

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

This is the perfect recipe to use up all that leftover Halloween candy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or M&M's
  • leftover Halloween candy roughly chopped (choclated based works best, no gummies)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking dish with parchment pray or spray with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl (I used my Kithchen Aid) mix together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamed together.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla to the butter sugar mixture, mixing well.
  • Add the dry ingredients (flour mixture) into the wet ingredients, and stir until combined.
  • Sprinkle in the chocolate chips or M &Ms
  • Spread the cookie dough into the prepared baking dish, pressing down until firm.
  • Bake until golden brown (about 20-25 minutes).
  • While the cookie dough bakes, unwrap your Halloween candies and chop or break into chunks.
  • When the cookie dough is done baking, remove from oven. Press the chocolate pieces into the top of the cookie while still warm. We had leftover googly eye sprinkles so I sprinkled those on as well.
  • Allow to completely cool, then cut and serve.

For more Halloween ideas check out:

Halloween Yogurt Bark

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Boo Your Friends and Neighbors

 

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Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Adam
    October 19, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Inspirational, the bars look delicious. A great way of using leftover chocolate. Thank you for a wonderful post.

  • Reply
    Jo
    October 20, 2021 at 9:14 am

    These look amazing, I’m going to have to try this for our leftover Halloween candy. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Kaybee Lives
    October 25, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    5 stars
    These leftover Halloween candy cookie bars look delicious! As much as I love candy, there is only so much I can take of just candy bars plain after the holiday. This recipe uses them up and turns them into something different and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jimmy Clare
    October 25, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    I would like to try this

  • Reply
    Kevin Foodie
    November 1, 2021 at 8:20 am

    5 stars
    The food explora in me love these Halloween sweet treats. Great use of candy to make a cookie bar. Looks delicious 😋

  • Reply
    Deanna | Life By Deanna
    November 1, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    This looks so yummy!!!

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