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Two candy bar cookies stacked, the top cookie has a bite out of it, showing the gooey caramel of a melted candy bar piece.
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Candy Bar Cookies

These candy bar cookies are delicious, soft, and chewy cookies packed full of chocolate and caramel! A perfect way to use up leftover candy.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 32 mins
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 347kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 TBS vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups chopped up chocolate candy bars (divided)
  • coarse sea salt (optional)


  • Add the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar to a large bowl and beat them together until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and stir them into the mixture just until combined.
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and stir them together until you have a nice soft dough.
  • Fold in 2 cups of the chocolate candy bar pieces.
  • Scoop the dough into 1/4 cup sized portions, and roll them into balls. Top each ball with 2 to 3 pieces of the remaining chopped up candy.
  • Place the dough balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Place the cookie sheet into the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.
  • When you're ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place up to 6 cookie balls onto a lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 11-14 minutes, until the sides are golden brown and the tops are just set. (It's okay if they look a little under baked, as they'll keep cooking on the cookie sheet.)
  • **Remove the pan from the oven. Sprinkle the cookies with coarse sea salt if desired. And let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool for another 5 minutes. Enjoy them warm, or let them cool completely.


**If the cookies have lost their round shape a bit (sometimes because of the melted caramel) use the back of a spoon to reshape them by pressing the cookie back into the center. Do this in the first couple of minutes while the cookie are still extra warm and pliable. 


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg