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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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

**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. 

Nutrition

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