Delicious recipe to make use of your leftover Halloween candy

We’re all familiar with the last few candies that linger in the bottom of the Halloween bag. Give those leftover treats a second life and learn how to turn your Halloween goodies into freshly baked cookies with Andrew Farrell of 2 Doors Down.

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

By Andrew Farrell – 2 Doors Down

Yield: 19 Cookies

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 300F
  2. Cream (beat) together butter (medium speed), brown sugar and white sugar until pale and fluffy (approximately 3-4 minutes).
  3. Beat in 1 egg (low speed) until completely emulsified into butter sugar mixture. Scrape sides of bowl with spatula and beat further 15 seconds.
  4. Add sifted flour and baking soda, on low speed, until just combined (do not overmix or cookies will be tough).
  5. Add your own creative twist of leftover Halloween candy, and stir until just evenly incorporated.
  6. Wrap dough, and chill at least 1 hour to chill before baking.
  7. Once chilled, roll into 1 1/2 inch balls, flatten slightly, add mini pretzel to the top and gently press into dough.
  8. Bake on 315F for 15-18 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.
  • If adding potato chips, hold off until the final two minutes of baking and place on top for a salty and sweet treat.

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