Last year at Halloween, we didn't get to pass out any candy because we went trick-or-treating at a friend's neighborhood and didn't get home until late. So we had this huge unopened bag of chocolate candy left over. Fortunately, I had just read an article on GOOP that had a recipe for cookies that are made with leftover Halloween candy. It's a perfect way to use up your leftover candy!
I've made different variations of this cookie, but my favorite combination of candy is Almond Joy, Milky Way, and Hershey Bars. The coconut in the Almond Joy, mixed with the caramel in the Milky Way, and the chocolaty goodness in the Hershey Bars makes a perfect combination!
Just chop up the candies and mix them into the cookie dough like you would with chocolate chips.
Use a mini ice-cream scoop to make uniform cookie dough balls, and then bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for easy cookie removal (and clean-up!).
I'm planning on making these again this weekend with our leftover candy. This time I'm going to freeze the cookie dough after I've scooped them into balls, so that they're easy to bake off a few at a time whenever we're craving some chocolate candy cookies!