Halloween Candy Monster Cookies are packed full of any kind of leftover candy available. With all of the goodness of traditional monster cookies, these use whatever candy you have sitting around your house after the holidays.
The age old question after any holiday is what in the world are we going to do with all this leftover candy. Sometimes we chop it up and toss it in Grandma’s Homemade Brownies. This year after a haul at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, we decided to use up the leftover candy in this cookie recipe.
Barbara’s kids love these Halloween Candy Monster Cookies. It could be the monstrous size or the combination or peanut butter, oats and candy. She always knows these will be a hit in our family, and the only thing that makes them better is a big glass of milk!
Notes about Halloween Candy Monster Cookies
- Barbara used a combination of Twix, Milky Ways, Dove Chocolates and M&Ms. You could use any chocolate-based candy you have on hand.
- If you use a caramel centered candy, be sure the candy pieces are not peaking out of the dough before baking. If it is, you risk caramel spilling out and hardening.
Other Halloween Treats
Don’t wait until after Halloween to make these cookies. Bake a batch to have on hand when you are handing out treats! Here are some other favorite Halloween treats:
- White Chocolate Candy Mix with Candy Corn
- Monster Marshmallow Mouths
- Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
- Halloween Monster Cookie Bars
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Halloween Candy Monster Cookies
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup white sugar
- 4 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1/4 cup margarine softened
- 2 cups chopped candy Any combination will work.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter creamy or crunchy
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add ingredients to a mixer bowl in the order listed.
- Mix on a low speed until fully incorporated.
- Roll into silver-dollar sized balls using your hands. Place onto ungreased baking sheet. (If you are using caramel based candies, you may want to spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray.)
- Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 10 minutes. The tops of the cookies should look slightly wet when taken out of the oven to prevent over-cooking.