Candy Bar Cookies

The average American consumes 3.4 pounds of candy each Halloween. Rather than falling into this statistic, break the mold by baking!

Put all the leftover Halloween candy in your house to use by combining all the leftover candy into one dessert. You will be able to control portion sizes of the candy eaten if it’s all in one place.  There is no possibility to “accidentally” eat five Reese’s and four packets of Twix because there will be none available.

Your kids will feel like they are contributing to something if they see their hard earned candy in a yummy treat everyone can enjoy. You can combine any leftover candy you have on hand into these cookies – just make sure they have a nice crunch.

Give these cookies a try this Halloween and let us know in the comments if you enjoyed them!

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  • 7 chocolate candy bars (2.1 ounces each), coarsely chopped (you can use a variety such as Butterfinger, Twix, and more)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 27 Reese’s mini peanut butter cups or mini of your choice
  • 27 miniature Snickers candy bars or mini of your choice

Candy Bar Cookies

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place Butterfinger candy bars in a food processor; process until ground. In a large bowl, cream butter and 2 cups ground candy bars until blended. Beat in eggs. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining ground candy bars. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until tops are cracked.
3. Immediately press a piece of candy into the center of each cookie. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving.

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