Its been over a week since Halloween do any of you have Halloween candy leftover still or have you eaten it all in that last few days?
We bought 2 big bags of candy from Costco, one bag of fun sized candy bars and one bag of the fruity candy mix. At that point I was actually wanting the fruity mix because I have really been liking fruity candy and especially sour fruity candy since becoming pregnant.
Well we had a few friends over Halloween evening and had maybe 50 trick or treaters so even after eating handful upon handful of candy ourselves (to make us sick) we had/have leftovers.
I’m not sure what to do with all the fruity candy besides eat it (and I’ve filled my candy jar with some of it at work) but the chocolate candy is perfect to use in baking! The chopped up pieces of chocolate bars work great in cookies, brownies, blondies, even cakes! So I took a few leftover reeses, milky ways, crunch and chopped them up, then added some m&ms to the mix for color too and tossed them in my cookie bars. But if these aren’t the kinds you have any candy bar works great!
These cookie bars are a lot like my blondies, but instead of just brown sugar they have brown and white sugar to make them taste more like a chocolate chip cookie except with candy bar pieces.
So if you do still happen to have any leftover candy that wasn’t snagged by trick or treaters, or if you can convince your kids to share some of their candy with you, these bars are the perfect way to use some of it up! (Ps, if you don’t have quite as much candy left or don’t want to end up with leftover bars too, this recipe is REALLY easy to half! Pour into an 8×8 pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes)
Enjoy these chocolatey cookie bars. They taste especially great with icecream!