It’s been just over one week since Halloween. Here’s the moment of truth: how much candy do you have leftover?
Did you have so many trick-or-treaters you ran out? Did you take the extras to work or share with someone else? Maybe the candy was tempting you, so you threw it away. Or are you like me and it’s still sitting in a bowl, just staring at you.
Oddly enough I’m not a huge candy person. Yes I did pick out all of the Reese’s before any children got any and yes there is a handful of snickers in my purse. But that’s beside the point. Every year I try to be “good” and not eat all the leftover candy, and the majority of it sits around until it goes bad. Or until we set it out at a Christmas party for unsuspecting guests…
These cookies are the perfect way to get rid of some of that extra candy. Who can say no to a cookie?! Candy alone: meh. Candy inside a cookie: YES!
This would work great after Easter, Christmas, with Valentine’s Day chocolate…any time you have a handful of chocolate candies. I used a combination of Kit-Kat, Hersey’s, Snickers and Whoppers just because that’s what I had, but you could use any kind.
The recipe is a spin-off of Kelly’s M&M Cookies and is super quick to whip up. The soft cookie with the crunch of the candy is a perfect combination. They won’t last long though! You better hide some extras for yourself in a cupboard before they all disappear.
Chocolate Candy Cookies
- 2 sticks butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1c chopped candy pieces
- In large mixing bowl, mix butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.
- In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to bowl in increments.
- Stir in candy pieces.
- Scoop dough into balls and place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake ~10 minutes at 375 degrees until golden brown.