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 leftover candy you have sitting around your house.
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 10 lb. haul after Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, we decided to use up the leftover candy in this Halloween Candy Monster 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 know these will be a hit in our family. The only thing that makes them better is eating them with a big glass of milk!
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, or you risk caramel spilling out and hardening.
- 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.