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6 In food/ halloween/ Recipes

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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4 In food/ halloween

Halloween Yogurt Bark

Halloween Yogurt Bark
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This Halloween yogurt bark is such a fun and festive treat! Yogurt with some pumpkin swirled in and covered with googly eye sprinkles, yogurt covered pretzels and M&Ms. If you want to be a little more healthy, top with fruits and sneak in some veggies. Because honestly I could add the googly eye sprinkles on anything and the boys will eat it!

Scroll below for my Halloween Yogurt Bark recipe! And I’m sharing more fun Halloween ideas on the bottom!

Halloween Yogurt Bark

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups yogurt (you can use any kind or flavor, I used vanilla)
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • Googly eye sprinkles (linking them here!)
  • M&Ms
  • Yogurt covered pretzels

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet or pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add the yogurt to the covered baking sheet in and spread out evenly.
  3. Scoop the pumpkin puree in small dollops on top of the yogurt and swirl with a butter knife for a marble effect.
  4. Top with your toppings.
  5. Freeze for at least 4 hours but overnight is even better!
  6. Break into pieces and serve (if not eating right away freeze as it melts). Freeze the leftovers in a container.

Halloween Yogurt Bark

Halloween Yogurt Bark

Halloween Yogurt Bark

This Halloween Yogurt Bark is the perfect festive treat! I made mine with yogurt with pumpkin, googly eye sprinkles, M&Ms and yogurt covered pretzels but there are so many other toppings you can choose from! Freeze and store in an airtight container for when you need something sweet.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 hrs
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups yogurt (I used vanilla but you can use any flavor)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • Googly eye sprinkles
  • M&Ms
  • yogurt or chocolate covered pretzels

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking pan of baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pour the yogurt onto the covered pan and spread out evenly.
  • Scoop the pumpkin puree in several little dollops on top of the yogurt and swirl with a butter knife for a marbled effect.
  • Top with your toppings.
  • Freeze for at least 4-5 hours, even better if it's overnight.
  • Break up into bark-like pieces. If not eating right away, store in an airtight container in the freezer as it does melt.
Keyword Halloween, Kids snacks

For More Halloween Ideas Check Out

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Boo Your Friends and Neighbors

Halloween Spooky Soap

 

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Halloween Yogurt Bark

 

Halloween Yogurt Bark

 

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10 In fall/ halloween/ printables

Halloween Boo bags

Halloween Boo Bags

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HERSHEY® for SheSpeaks.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Halloween is one of our favorite times of year! This year, we are keeping the festivities going with some fun new ideas and  I still plan on eating REESE’s peanut butter cups all October long. One of the things we plan to do this year is “Boo’ing” our friends and neighbors. This is a fun and easy activity that will surely become a tradition.

Halloween Boo Bags

Little unsuspected surprises have become even sweeter these days. I love this idea of surprising your friends and neighbors. Basically, the idea is you leave a little bag or bucket of Halloween treats on their doorstep and encourage them to do the same to some of their friends. Walmart makes it easy to get all of your supplies in one place!

Below, I’m sharing how to create your own “Boo” buckets to “Boo” all of your friends and help spread the tricks and treats.

Halloween Boo Bags

You will need:

  • Candy
  • Buckets
  • Paper (for your “Boo” tags – you can download below)
  • Ribbon

Directions:

1.) Stock up on all of your favorite candies to fill your “Boo” buckets at Walmart. You can also find the buckets in the party section.

Halloween Boo Bags

2.) I made these “Boo” tags and instruction sheets to include in the buckets. Click here to download my Boo tag printable. Just cut and put in your buckets!

Halloween Boo Bags

3.) Add a little ribbon to the handle to tie it all together.

4.) Choose which friends or neighbors you want to “Boo” and leave some treats on their doorstep.

Halloween Boo Bags

Happy Halloween!!!