Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

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Crinkly, crispy edges, but with a soft and chewy middle, and so delicious…these Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies are the perfect spooky treat to make with all of the leftover candy! Made with the same ingredients you would find in a classic chocolate chip cookie, but instead of chocolate chips, this cookie is full of all of your favorite candies. Every bite is slightly crisp on the edges, but soft in the center with just a little crunch from the peanuts found in candy bars! There is just SO much to love about these cookies. Perfect for using up candy, whiling giving the whole family a cookie they will LOVE! Simply delicious.

eleven halloween candy cookies on parchment paper with cookie crumbs around, pieces of chocolate candy, and a small measuring cup of flaked salt.

About The Recipe

Happy Halloween!

Today is one of my absolute favorite days of the year, but I will admit, my mom and I do tend to buy a lot of Halloween candy. We never know from year-to-year how many trick-or-treaters we may or may not have, so we buy a lot, just in case.

That, and we just really love the mini versions of all the candies!

This is a recipe I have been really excited to share with you all for a while now. My mom and I originally came up with this idea four years ago, but some things happened and we were unable to make them.

So, with Halloween falling on a Monday this year, we thought there would be no better time to share a treat we’ve been SO excited about!

I mean, does it really get better than a chocolate chip cookie base that’s full of all the delicious chocolate candies from Halloween?

That, and they’re just so fun and easy to make!

close up of cookie on parchment paper with more cookies around and measuring cup of salt.

Each cookie is loaded with peanut butter cups, snickers, M&M’s, chocolate bars, caramels…they have it all! Though, each cookie is so vastly different that it makes them even more fun to eat.

They’re simply the perfect cookie to enjoy all week and weekend long!

Reasons You Will Love These Halloween Candy Cookies

  • Uses up all your chocolate-based leftover Halloween candy!
  • A simple recipe that kids can help make.
  • Nutty, caramel-y, chocolate-y, and SO. GOOD.
  • Each cookie will vary slightly, which makes them that more fun to eat!
  • Can be made with a mix of candy or one type.
thirteen halloween candy cookies on parchment paper with cookie crumbs around, various candy, and bowl of flaked salt.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Large Egg
  • Egg Yolk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Chopped Halloween Candy
flour, vanilla, eggs, salt, baking soda, chopped halloween candy, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter on marble surface.

How To Make Halloween Candy Cookies

Step 1: Make cookie dough

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.

Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix only to blend.

Stir in candy.

Step 2: Portion and bake

Drop by rounded spoonfuls, or use a 1½ Tablespoon cookie scoop to portion, onto prepared pans. Bake until golden brown but still soft in the middle, about 15 minutes.

What’s The Best Candy To Use?

For this recipe, you need to use chocolate based candies or candies that will go with chocolate. Fruit flavored, hard candy (like lollipops or jolly ranchers), or licorice type candies will not work in these cookies. Here is a quick list of candies that we used, plus a few that would make good additions, if you have them!

close up of cookie with bite missing.

The first step is to always use a cookie scoop! It helps get each cookie the exact same size, but also, there is a little trick that we almost always use when it comes cookies.

Using a biscuit cutter that’s larger than the cookie, we bump the cookies while they’re still very hot to fit inside the cutter and circle around them to create the perfect round shape!

What To Make With These Halloween Candy Cookies

If you have some leftover cookies and are looking for ways to change it up, no worries! Here are a few of our favorite things to make with these s’mores cookies.

  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Swirled into vanilla ice cream.
  • You can make a halloween candy milkshake and decorate the top with these cookies!
  • Baked into a batch of brownies.
front shot of halloween candy cookies piled on parchment paper with bite missing from top cookie.

How To Store

Once these cookies have been baked and cooled, you can store these cookies in a zip top bag and keep on the counter for 3-5 days. Try to avoid stacking them, if you can, as the caramel tends to make the bottom and top very sticky and they like to break apart/stick together.

You can also freeze these cookies in a freezer safe zip top bag, with layers of parchment in-between, for up to 3 months!

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: S’mores Cookies, Reese’s Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies, Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies, Fudge-y Brownie Cookies

overhead shot of eleven halloween candy cookies with small candy bar and two pieces of chocolate around on parchment paper with small measuring cup of flaked salt.

Expert Tips

  • Do not use any fruit flavored, licorice, or hard candies in these cookies.
  • Make sure all of your ingredients are room temperature!
  • Be careful to not over mix the cookie dough.
  • Be sure to line your sheet pans.
  • Since these cookies spread quite a bit, it’s best to place 6-8 cookies per pan.
  • Depending on how your oven bakes, if baking multiple pans at a time, be sure to check them at about 8 minutes into bake time.
  • Let the cookies cool on the pan!

When you make these Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

eleven halloween candy cookies on parchment paper with cookie crumbs around, pieces of chocolate candy, and a small measuring cup of flaked salt.

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

Traci
If you have a lot of Halloween candy leftover and nothing to do with it, look no further than these Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies! Loaded with all of your favorite candies, these cookies are sure to impress. So good!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 23
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • cup unsalted butter
  • Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups halloween candy chopped

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 °F.
  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix only to blend.
  • Stir in candy.
  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls, or use a 1½ Tablespoon cookie scoop to portion, onto prepared pans.
  • Bake until golden brown but still soft in the middle, about 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on pan.

Notes

  • Do not use any fruit flavored, licorice, or hard candies in these cookies.
  • Make sure all of your ingredients are room temperature!
  • Be careful to not over mix the cookie dough.
  • Be sure to line your sheet pans.
  • Since these cookies spread quite a bit, it’s best to place 6-8 cookies per pan.
  • Depending on how your oven bakes, if baking multiple pans at a time, be sure to check them at about 8 minutes into bake time.
  • Let the cookies cool on the pan!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 128mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 208IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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