I had so much leftover Halloween candy, it was obscene. I live in a very family friendly neighborhood so I bought like 8 bags of candy. Not the crappy stuff either! “Crappy candy?” you ask? You know what I’m talkin about. Like Smarties and candy corn. A friend of mine actually rounded up a “Sick-or-Treat” tournament bracket of the worst candies and chronicled the path to the ultimate gross Halloween candy on her blog Ravaging Beauty. Check it out…but there were no circus peanuts or black jelly beans or those weird wax bottles filled with “juice” in my mix of delicousness awaiting little monsters. I had a gigantic bowl full of 100 Grands, Kit Kats, Baby Ruths, Butterfinger Crisps….and about 8 trick-or-treaters. Seriously. I was handing it out by the fist full. Please kiddos take my candy!!!
Okay…that sounded a little weird.
Anyway. So I had about 7 bags of leftover candy. Now don’t get me wrong. I LOVE candy. I crave Kit Kats and Baby Ruths at least 4 times a week. But having them at my disposal at anytime I wish…no bueno. A girl can only have candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner so many days in a row before she starts craving cupcakes and cookies. *sweet tooth? what sweet tooth?*
But I thought it was a little ridiculous to just bust out a batch of cupcakes, adding to the silly amount of sweets already in the house. Solution? Put the leftover Halloween candy IN a batch of cookies! YES! I know. I know. I’m like the most original blogger you’ve ever stumbled across. Shut up.
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Reese’s Pieces (about 15 of the snack size bags)
1 cup chocolate chips…or chopped up Butterfingers or M&Ms or any other candies you may have lurking around
Mix up your flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream together your butter, sugars and vanilla.
Add eggs 1 at a time.
Throw that flour mix in there.
Now fold in your candy treats.
I don’t suggest eating this batter as there are raw eggs in it…but I did and IT’S DELICIOUS. Who can say no to cookie dough??
So plop them on your cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 9-11ish minutes, until the cookies are golden.