Candy Cookie Bar Recipe Using Leftover Halloween Candy

Not sure what do to with leftover Halloween candy and bars? How about making these Candy Cookie Bars! Your can substitute a few bars with some candy corn, M & M, Smarties, and more! Ask the kids to help you make them and enjoy family time together.

Candy Cookie Bar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, soft (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used a mix of chocolate and butterscotch chips)
  • 25 mini (or 9 full size) candy bars cut up
  • Add candy corn, M & M or Smarties

Equipment Needed

  • 9 x 9 in baking pan
  • Baking spray
  • Parchment paper
  • Small bowl
  • Electric mixer/ mixing bowl
  • Spoon
Candy Cookie Bar Recipe

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line the baking pan with parchment paper.

3. Lightly coat the parchment paper lined pan.

4. Set aside.

5. Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

6. Using the electric mixer cream together butter and both sugars until they are combined.

7. Slowly add the egg and vanilla to the bowl beating until completely combined.

8. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time to the wet ingredients beating until they are thoroughly blended.

cookie bar dough

9. Add chocolate chip stirring to combine and mix within the dough.

10. Divide the dough in half. Press one half into the bottom of the baking pan with your hands. (Leave 1/2 inch gap around the edges of the pan).

11. Unwrap the candy bars. Begin placing them evenly spaced on the top of the first layer of the dough.

Candy Cookie Bar in process

12. Top this with the remaining dough.

Candy Cookie Bar in process

13. Cover the candy on the first layer. (Both top and sides)

14. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. (Or until the top is golden brown)

15. Remove from the oven. Set aside the pan. Allow the bars to cool for 30 minutes.

16. Lift the bars out of the pan by using the parchment paper.

17. Cut into squares.

18. Serve.

I hope you enjoyed my Candy Cookie Bar Recipe as much as my family and myself did! If you make it, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other Halloween Recipes!

Candy Cookie Bars Recipe Using Leftover Halloween Candy Bars
Candy Cookie Bars Recipe Using Leftover Halloween Candy Bars
Candy Cookie Bar Recipe

Candy Cookie Bars Recipe

Lyne
Not sure what do to with leftover Halloween candy and bars! How about making this Candy Cookie Bar recipe with the family!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 16 bars

Equipment

  • Baking Spray
  • 9 x 9 in baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Small Bowl
  • electric mixer/ mixing bowl
  • Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter soft (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 25 mini chocolate bars or 9 full size candy bars
  • candy corn, M & M, or Smarties

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line the baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Lightly coat the parchment paper lined pan.
  • Set aside.
  • Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Using the electric mixer cream together butter and both sugars until they are combined.
  • Slowly add the egg and vanilla to the bowl beating until completely combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients a little at a time to the wet ingredients beating until they are thoroughly blended.
  • Add chocolate chip stirring to combine and mix within the dough.
  • Divide the dough in half. Press one half into the bottom of the baking pan with your hands. (Leave 1/2 inch gap around the edges of the pan).
  • Unwrap the candy bars. Begin placing them evenly spaced on the top of the first layer of the dough.
  • Top this with the remaining dough.
  • Cover the candy on the first layer. (Both top and sides)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. (Or until the top is golden brown)
  • Remove from the oven. Set aside the pan. Allow the bars to cool for 30 minutes.
  • Lift the bars out of the pan by using the parchment paper.
  • Cut into squares.
  • Serve.
Keyword bars, candy, Candy cookie bar, halloween, Halloween bar
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. I don’t think there’s ever any left-over candy in this house, only candy no one likes. I’m hoping my grandkids will give this to those who do like what we don’t. Though I’m British I’d not heard of “soul cakes” etc before, that all made for interesting reading. BTW today is also a big day Guy Fawkes Day in England.

  2. Thanks It was a rainy windy night in Nova Scotia this year so I have lots of bars left over. Will try and use them in my baking.

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