These snack-a-licious Candy Bar Oatmeal Cookies are a fantastic way to use up some of that holiday candy you have around the house.
To begin, preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Next you’ll combine all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Stir it together and set it aside for now.
In your mixing bowl, you’ll cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy. Then two eggs and some vanilla extract make an entrance. You’ll mix those in until the mixture is airy, then add the dry ingredients in. Mix until combined. Then the title ingredient…quick oats.
After those are combined, you’ll pause for a moment from the mixing bowl and turn to your cutting board. Chop up some walnuts and add them to the mixture.
Then the second title ingredient comes into play… candy bars!
Now here I have used three Skor bars (chocolate toffee bars). You can use all sorts of candy from your stockpiles, but I find that chocolatey ones work best. (Heath, Butterfingers, Hershey, Mr. Goodbar, Kit Kat, etc.) You can also use a combination of candy bars or even use M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces. Those are just for example, and not an exhaustive list. Get creative! Whatever you decide, you’ll need a cup of chopped candy.
Toss the chopped candy bars into the dough and mix it all together.
Scoop this out by rounded tablespoons onto your cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are just slightly golden on the edges. Cool them on a rack, then store in an airtight container.
This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies.
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- 1¼ c all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 c brown sugar
- ½ c granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- 3 c quick oats (not instant or rolled)
- ½ c walnuts
- 1 c chopped chocolaty candy bar (Heath, Skor, Butterfinger, Kit-Kat, etc. or M&Ms/Reese's Pieces)
- To begin, preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- Combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Stir together it and set it aside for now.
- In your mixing bowl, you’ll cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla extract. You’ll mix those in until the mixture is airy.
- Add in the dry ingredients in. Mix until combined.
- Add in the quick oats, mix those in.
- Chop your walnuts and candy bars. Stir them both into the batter.
- Scoop the dough out by rounded tablespoons onto your cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are just slightly golden on the edges.
- Cool them on a rack, then store in an airtight container.
Need more suggestions for how to use up the holiday candy? Check out all of these suggestions!
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- Gluten Free Seven Layer Candy Bar by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Halloween Hangover Blondies by Cricket’s Confections
- Leftover Candy Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Bars by Books n’ Cooks
- Gooey Candy Bar Brownie Cups by Desserts Required
- Leftover Candy Stuffed Brownies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Candy Bar Truffles by The Crumby Cupcake
- Candy Toffee by Family Foodie
- Candy Filled Lollipops by The Freshman Cook
- Nutty Candy Bar Fudge by And She Cooks
- Butterfinger Biscotti by The Redhead Baker
- Full of Secrets Chocolate Chip Cookies by What Smells So Good?
- Candy Popcorn Balls by Palatable Pastime
- Inside Out Caramel Apple Muffins by Caroline’s Cooking
- Under the Sea Snack Mix by Pies and Plots
- Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein by Mindy’s Cooking Obsession