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5 Ingredient Candy Bar Cookie Recipe: A Fun Way To Use Halloween Candy | Cookies

Use up leftover Halloween candy in this easy candy bar cookie recipe. It’s so easy! Only five ingredients, and like other cake cookies, it’s a time saver because it saves you steps.

You can use most types of candies or candy bars: Snickers, Almond Joy, Hershey bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat, Butterfinger, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way. Choose your favorite or mix and match the remaining candies. Cookies will be in the oven in less than 10 minutes.

Type of cuisine: American

Preparation time: 8 minutes

Cooking time: 22 to 28 minutes
Total duration: 30 to 36 minutes


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups (about 8 ounces) candy bars of any type, chopped and divided

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13×9 baking dish with foil or parchment paper. Spray or grease foil. Set the mold aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed, combine the cake mix, melted butter, eggs and brown sugar. Mix for 1-2 minutes until the dough is moistened and the dry ingredients are well absorbed.
  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons of chopped candy bars. Add the remaining chopped candies to the cookie dough.
  4. Pour the cookie dough into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Sprinkle the reserved chopped candies evenly over the surface of the cookie dough.
  5. Bake the bars for 22 to 28 minutes, until set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store cookies in an airtight container, using wax paper or parchment paper to separate the layers.

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