Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

these leftover halloween candy cookies are so easy and good!

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The best thing about Halloween is leftover candy, of course, but sometimes you want something a little more — or a little different — from just a candy bar stolen from your kid’s pumpkin bucket.

Here’s a fun way to get the kids to hand over some of their loot and to get to eat it, too, in a way that somehow feels a little less dreadful than eating all the Kit-Kats left in the bowl over the course of the next week. these leftover halloween candy cookies are so easy and good!

These leftover Halloween candy cookies start like regular cookies but instead of chips and nuts you toss in chopped up candy. It’s super easy, fun for kids and adults alike and surprisingly yummy.

What You’ll Needchooped candy

  • 1 and 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • about 1 cup chopped leftover Halloween candy (anything chocolate, but I think M&Ms are a must)

Making Leftover Halloween Candy Cookiesdon't eat the candy

Enlist the kids to hand over some of their candy. You might want to make a sign so other people don’t eat the candy if you do the sorting earlier in the day than the baking, like we did.

This is a totally basic cookie and unfolds in the usual way.

Preheat the oven to 375. baking cookies dry ingredients

First, mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Cream the butter with the sugars and the vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.

Add the egg and beat until thoroughly mixed.

Add the flour mixture and stir until it’s almost all the way mixed in.adding candy to cookies

Add the candy and mix until just combined. scooped candy cookies

Drop cookies from spoons or use a cookie scoop. A Silpat or parchment paper isn’t a bad idea.

Bake for about 10 minutes (mine actually took 11, but they’re kind of big) and allow to sit on the hot cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before putting on a cooling rack. They’ll be brown around the edges but not really dark on top when they’re done. leftover halloween candy cookies recipe

I got 19 good-sized cookies out of this little recipe, which you could easily double if you want more cookies or have kids more willing to give up candy for leftover Halloween candy cookies.

What do you do with your Halloween leftovers? I’d love to hear your thoughts, especially if they involve how to get all these packs of Twizzlers off my hands.

Related: Halloween activity bucket for kids | Trick or treat table

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