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Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

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“Crispy and chewy! I came up with these out of desperation as we ended up with a lot fewer trick or treaters this year. I used Twix bars, m&ms and pecans. If using candy with peanuts or peanut butter you might want to use peanuts instead of pecans, but pretty much anything goes!”
60 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 1 14 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 12 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 12 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 12 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (peanuts and pecans)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 -3 cups chopped chocolate candy bars (do not use hard candy, candy corn, licorice or gummy candy) or 2 -3 cups decorative candies (do not use hard candy, candy corn, licorice or gummy candy)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment or use silpats, as the melted candy is very sticky.
  3. Cream butter and sugars together.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time until smooth.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Mix in baking soda and flour.
  7. Stir in remaining ingredients with a spoon.
  8. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, flatten slightly and place 2 inches apart on lined cookie sheets.
  9. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
  10. Watch carefully as melted candy may burn.
  11. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to wire rack.

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