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Chewy Halloween Candy Chocolate Cookies

These Chewy Halloween Candy Chocolate Cookies are packed with some of your favourite candy bars and perfect for a fall treat!

If you're a chocolate lover and looking for a way to use up your leftover Halloween candy, these cookies are about to be your favourite spooky-season treat.

This recipe makes a big batch so you'll be able to freeze some or pass on the chocolatey goodness to your favourite people if you have leftovers. Trust me, you'll be a very popular baker after these.

Also just FYI, the cookie dough is so thick I broke my spatula with a wooden handle (I was very sad...). So be sure to use a plastic or silicon spatula when stirring in the goodies.

Chewy Halloween Candy Chocolate Cookies


  • 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs, room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 ½ cups flour

  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

  • 1 ⅓ cup leftover halloween candy - I used Smarties and roughly chopped Reese’s cups and Mars bars


  1. Preheat to 375°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well.

  3. Add the cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and flour. Mix until just combined.Then, add the candy and chocolate chips and mix into the dough.

  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet. Lightly press the dough down and top with any remaining pieces of candy, lightly pressing into the dough.

  5. Bake for about 10 minutes or until edges are starting to get slightly crispy and slightly undercooked in the middle. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them set on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before placing them on a baking rack for 10 minutes. Voila! Your cookies are ready. Serve them right after or store them in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Tried this recipe?

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