Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars


Give leftover Halloween candy new life in this over-the-top bar cookie recipe.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 cup candy-coated milk chocolate and/or peanut butter pieces

  • 2 cup assorted Halloween candies, chopped if large


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, leaving about 1 inch of foil extending over the ends of pan. Coat foil with cooking spray, set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir in dry ingredients and candy-coated pieces until combined.

  4. Pat dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Lightly press remaining candy on top of the dough.

  5. Bake about 30 minutes or until edges are browned and center is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift uncut bars from pan. Remove foil and cut into bars.

    Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars
    Matt Clark

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
12g Fat
31g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Folate, total 23mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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