It’s Fridayyyyy! That means it’s a treat on the blog kind of day. These cookie bars are worth the splurge. They are buttery, sweet, thick and chewy. Plus, candy. Lots and lots of Halloween candy.
These Halloween Candy Cookie Bars would be a great way to use up leftover candy from trick or treating. Unless you don’t have little trick or treaters at home, or your kids are too little, or too old for all that anymore. Then it’s good thing Halloween candy is probably, most definitely on sale where you live at the moment.
When I used to work in the office, this is for sure a treat I’d bring for an office potluck. I baked a batch of these Halloween Candy Cookie Bars to shoot for the blog last week, and then brought them to tailgate with friends before a USF game! They’re pretty much great for any shindig this time of year.
A baker, I am not. But I followed the basic guidelines for chocolate chip cookies, and added chopped candy instead of chocolate chips. I mean….if I can do that, anyone can. Cheers, witches 😉
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ tsp sea salt
- 1 cup assorted Halloween candy, roughly chopped
- cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, allowing it to hang over the sides. Coat the paper with cooking spray.
- To a large bowl, using a hand mixer, mix together the melted butter with the sugar and light brown sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix on low, until combined.
- Stir in the flour and salt until just incorporated - no need to overmix. Stir in ½ cup of the assorted Halloween candy.
- Pour the cookie batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top, then sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of Halloween candy over the top of the batter.
- Bake 30-35 minutes until done.
- Let the pan cool completely then remove the cookie bars, using the parchment paper overhang, cut into 12-16 squares and serve.
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