DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH ALL YOUR LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY? CANDY COOKIE BARS
Can you believe it? It’s finally here! I feel like I have not stopped talking about Halloween y’all – and I got to admit, I am so ready for it to be over so we can move on to bigger and better things – like CHRISTMAS! But for now, embrace all the spooks because tonight we celebrate! The kiddos are probably on their way home from school, and you know that in about 3 hours or so, these kids are going to be sugared up on all that trick-or-treat candy! My kiddos actually don’t love candy as much as you would expect. However, having three babies, the amount of candy that we have leftover from Halloween is insane – and y’all, I will pick at it if it’s there – and that is not something I want to do. So I was thinking, hmm, what can I do with all this extra candy- and guys, I found the answer! Here’s a quick recipe to make Halloween Candy Cookie Bars!! Yes, it’s still sweet, still full of sugar – but, it gets rid of those “oh, I’ll just have one piece” and then 10 candy bars later, filled with regret feels. I promise you’ll thank me later!
*featured image by Simple Most
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,
3/4 teaspoon baking soda,
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole-grain old fashioned oats.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 cups or 3 cups chopped leftover candy bars
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees & grease the pan! In a bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients: the flour, baking soda, salt, and oats. Then, in a bowl, mix together the wet ingredients, the softened butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Add in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk to the wet ingredients, and mix that on in! Next – do some more mixing, and mix together both the dry and wet. Now the best part – fold in all the candy and mix, mix, mix. You may have to use your hands for this part – think about how you would make cookie dough! Next, take the dough and press it into the pan, so that the entire dough is covering the entire pan. Go on ahead and add some extra candy on top! Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges. Let cool – and enjoy!
** recipe from Together As Family