Halloween is over, and now you face a delicious dilemma: what to do with all the leftover candy bars you collected or didn't give away. With a little kitchen magic, you can transform your favorite chocolate confections into Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars! These crunchy baked goods enhance the chocolaty and nutty tastes of the candy. The molasses of the brown sugar adds smokiness and warmth, and the butter provides that extra layer of richness to make these bars irresistible. Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars might just become a new autumn tradition for when the trick-or-treaters go home.
Ingredients• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 cup butter, softened • 3/4 cup granulated sugar • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 large eggs • 1 3/4 cups chopped leftover candy bars, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13x9-inch baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray or butter.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside for later.
In a large bowl add butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix until creamy.
Beat the eggs with a whisk and mix with the butter and sugar mixture. Then gradually blend in the flour mixture to create the batter. Mix together until the batter is smooth and all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Stir in 1 1/4 cups of the chopped candy. Spread the batter into the baking pan, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup chopped candy.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve warm!
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