Now that Halloween is over and you handed out all the Reese’s, the age-old question remains: What do you do with all the leftover candy? At least that is the question if, like me, you buy too much candy every year and just a couple kids in David S. Pumpkins costumes ring your doorbell. You could always just eat those Krackel bars one at a time for months, but the far superior option is to chop them up to make the mini sized chocolate candies in cookies.
Leftover Halloween Candy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temp
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups mini chocolate chips
- 2 cups chopped leftover chocolate Halloween candy
Preheat oven to 375°
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl combine the butter and sugars. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Reduce speed to low and add in the vanilla and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute.
- Fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just combined.
- Chop up leftover Halloween candy into small chunks. Stir the candy and chocolate chips into the dough.
- Drop large tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on the parchment paper lined baking sheets.
- Bake cookies until just golden around the edges but still soft in the middle, 8-11 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool on a baking sheet from 1-2 minutes. Eat immediately.