Make these blondies into candy bar cookie bars with chopped candy bars, M&Ms, brown and white sugar for a yummy to your tummy treat.
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)
Candy Bar Cookie Bars
- 1 1/2 sticks melted butter (3/4 cup butter)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate candy (chopped up)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray
- Mix together butter and sugars in a large bowl until light and creamy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and stir well.
- Add in all the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and salt and stir in.
- Pour in your chopped candy and fold it into the batter.
- Dump batter into your prepared 9×13 pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes.
- Allow to slightly cool before cutting and serving.
Enjoy these chocolatey cookie bars. They taste especially great with icecream!