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Monster Mash Cookies

The day after Halloween, baskets are still full of candy. What to do with the leftover candy?

I know, I know, leftover candy seems like an oxymoron. But, it happens! You get tired of grabbing the same old piece of chocolate caramel candy. Do you throw it all away? No way!

I grabbed a large bag of chocolate candies for any Trick-or-Treaters, but I had a ton of candy leftover! I try not to keep candy around my house because I know that I won’t be able to stop myself from grabbing a piece when my sweet-tooth is calling, or after I have dinner, or anytime I walk by, or when I wake up… You see, it’s a real problem, so I just try not to keep it around.

One of the candies I included in this cookie was a caramel, peanut chocolate bar and I have to say that this little candy made these cookies so delicious! You get a little bit of caramel deliciousness that adds a beautiful chewy moment to these cookies. If that’s not your jam, just add whatever candy you like the best! A good rule of thumb is always to add your favorite!


1 1/2 cup of flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 a teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup of butter, room temperature

1/2 cup of packed brown sugar

1/3 cup of sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 and 1/2 cups of chopped candy pieces

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together. Then, in the bowl of a stand mixer, add in the room temperature butter and the sugars. Cream together until light and fluffy. Then add in the egg and vanilla. Slowly, spoon in the flour mixture. Towards the end, the stand mixer might get a little slow, but that just means the cookie dough is almost done!

Unwrap the leftover candies, chop them into medium-sized pieces! I like these cookies to full of candy! Pour the chopped candies into the cookie dough and stir together.

Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop up some dough and place it on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet about two inches apart.

Bake in a 375-degree preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.

Let cool on a baking sheet for as long as you can wait, or about ten minutes!

These cookies are one of my most favorite Halloween creations! I love how you can get bites of candy, bites of cookie, and then heavenly bites of both cookie and candy! If you have tons of candy leftover from a night full of Trick-or-Treating, then you need to make this recipe. Nothing better than a deliciously chewy cookie loaded up with candy!

-Holly Michelle

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