These Halloween Candy Cookie Bars are the ultimate treat! Buttery, sweet, thick and chewy. Plus, candy. Lots and lots of Halloween candy.
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; definitely a treat, which is why they’re the perfect way to use up and share your leftover Halloween candy.
We don’t have little ones yet, but we do get trick or treaters, so we always have candy leftovers. If your hood doesn’t get trick or treaters, or your kids are too little, or too old for all that anymore, you know Halloween candy is marked down right now after the fact, and this is a fun way to snag candy on sale, and a realllly good excuse to make a batch of Halloween Candy Cookie Bars.
When I used to work in the office (I’m either working from home or “in the field” these days), 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 college 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!
Tools used to make this recipe/shoot this dessert:
halloween candy cookie bars
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoon 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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