What happens when you still have candy leftover from Halloween, and the kids come home from yet another holiday with bags filled with even MORE candy? Our candy bowl was literally overflowing…and this was after I had sent a huge candy care package to the troops overseas. Add to that the fact that the kids have been out of school all week due to snow, and you get leftover candy cookies.
Little known fact, baking cookies may just be my very favorite thing to do outside of sewing. I have always loved to bake. Rainy days = cookie days in my opinion.
Leftover Candy Cookies.
To bake these leftover candy cookies, I simply grabbed out whatever chocolate candy I had on hand. That included Rolo minis, crushed Kit Kats, broken up Hershey bars, M & Ms, and a handful of regular chocolate chips.
The I followed the always delicious original Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe found HERE.
By replacing the chocolate chips with my mash up of candy, we got to snack on yummy cookies AND reduce the amount of candy in our cupboards. I would call that a total snow day WIN. We even brought some to the neighbors.
Give it a try the next time you think of making chocolate chip cookies! Your kids will have a blast breaking up the candy into little pieces.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy baking!