Monster Cookies Without Flour – A Leftover Candy Cookie Recipe

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Monster cookies without flour 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.

Monster Cookies Without Flour Recipe

Halloween, Christmas or Easter have come and gone, and now there’s all that pesky candy sitting around.

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.  Or, we’ve been known to make a batch of Gooey Butter Bars filled with leftover candy too.  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 Thick 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! If you aren’t a fan of peanut butter, try these M&M Oatmeal Cookies to use up those extra holiday M&Ms.

Monster Cookies Ingredients (No Flour)

Margarine

Brown Sugar

White Sugar

Peanut Butter

White Corn Syrup

Vanilla

Eggs

Quick Cooking Oats

Baking Soda

Leftover Candy and/or Chocolate Chips

How to Make Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies:

For the full instructions and ingredient amounts for leftover Halloween Candy Monster Cookies, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

  1. Cut up leftover candy into small pieces.
  2. To a mixer bowl, add brown sugar, white sugar, baking soda, quick oats, margarine, chopped candy, vanilla extract, white corn syrup, peanut butter and eggs.
  3. Blend on low speed until combined.
  4. Roll into golf ball sized dough balls and place on a nonstick cooking sheet.
  5. Bake for approximately 10 minutes in a preheated oven. Do not over bake.
  6. Let cool for a couple minutes and promptly remove from pan to cool.

Monster Cookies Without Flour - A Leftover Candy Cookie Recipe 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.

Notes about No Flour Monster Cookies

  • We use quick cooking oats for this recipe.  In a pinch, old fashioned oats could be used. You can even give them a quick buzz in the food processor to make them more like a quick oat.
  • These make a thick monster cookie, more like a bakery-style monster cookie.
  • Chocolate chips or a combination of chocolate chips and candy can be used.
  • Use creamy or crunchy peanut butter.
  • 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.
  • Remove these from the pan after a few minutes of cooling to prevent them from sticking.
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Why are they called monster cookies?

Here’s our theory on the background of the monster cookie.  Monster cookies are huge!  They legit are double the size or a typical cookie.  Think of a monster cookie as a thick, bakery-style cookie, monstrous in size.

What can I do with leftover candy from Halloween?

First off, the shelf-life of candy is anywhere from six to nine months, so there’s no need to eat it all at once. Another good option is to freeze part of it for later. Depending on the type of candy, you can expect to gain anywhere from another six months to a year by freezing candy.

We, personally, like to use a bunch of it at once in other dessert recipes such as Grandma’s Homemade Brownies where we stir in the chopped up candy, or in these tasty Gooey Butter Bars featuring leftover candy.

Monster Cookies Without Flour - A Leftover Candy Cookie Recipe 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.

Our Favorite Cookie Recipes

We have a lot of cookie recipes on the blog. Here are some of our favorites:

Monster Cookies Without Flour

Monster Cookies Without Flour - A Leftover Candy Cookie Recipe 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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween Candy Monster Cookies, leftover candy monster cookies, monster cookies without flour, no flour monster cookies, thick monster cookies
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add ingredients to a mixer bowl in the order listed.
    Monster Cookies Without Flour - A Leftover Candy Cookie Recipe 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.
  • Mix on a low speed until fully incorporated.
    Monster Cookies Without Flour - A Leftover Candy Cookie Recipe 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.
  • Roll into golf ball 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.)
    Monster Cookies Without Flour - A Leftover Candy Cookie Recipe 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.
  • 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.
    Monster Cookies Without Flour - A Leftover Candy Cookie Recipe 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.

Notes

  • We use quick cooking oats for this recipe.  In a pinch, old fashioned oats could be used.  You can even give them a quick buzz in the food processor to make them more like a quick oat.
  • These make a thick monster cookie, more like a bakery-style monster cookie.
  • Chocolate chips or a combination of chocolate chips and candy can be used.
  • Use creamy or crunchy peanut butter.
  • 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.
  • Remove these from the pan after a few minutes of cooling to prevent them from sticking.
  • Love these bakery-style cookies? Try our Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

 

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:

Monster Cookies Without Flour - A Leftover Candy Cookie Recipe 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.

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