Candy Loaded Cookie Bars – A great way to use all that candy

Candy Loaded cookie Bars

Photogenic they are not, but irresistible and delicious they most definitely are! These Candy Loaded Cookie Bars can be made with whatever chocolate candy you have on hand. If you have a bunch of candy leftover from Halloween, Christmas, Valentines, or whatever – chop it up and throw it in! Imagine a cookie that is rich and chewy and overflowing with all of your favorite chocolate candies. Here it is!

Here are some tips for making my Candy Loaded Cookie Bars:

  • This recipe is great, because you can use whatever kind of chocolate candy you love and have on hand. For this particular batch, I used a combination of Milky Way, Snickers, Butterfinger, M&Ms, Kit Kats, Baby Ruths and Twix. I would have definitely used Reese’s as well, but those don’t last long around here! Just do a rough chop of whatever candy you decide to use and throw it in the batter.
  • One of the best things about these bars is that they are soft and chewy. Don’t overtake them! You do not want to miss out on that delicious texture.
  • Be sure to let these bars cool before you try to cut them. Because of all of the melted chocolate involved, they need time to cool and harden before you try to work with them too much.

You will need these ingredients to make this dessert:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Chocolate candy (any kind you like!)

I recommend the following products for this recipe:

Baking dish


Rubber spatula

Measuring scoops

Candy Loaded Cookie Bars

I would love to hear what you think of this. Please let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to select a star rating. Thank you and enjoy!

Candy Loaded Cookie Bars

These Candy Loaded Cookie Bars are a great way to use up all of that candy that your kids are constantly bringing home. You can use any chocolate candy that you have on hand for this recipe!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars, brown sugar, butter, candy, chocolate, Cookie, cookies, dessert, easy, kid friendly, vegetarian
Servings: 32 bars
Calories: 133.3kcal


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cups chocolate candy roughly chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 325° and grease a 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and both sugars. Add in the vanilla and egg and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in the chopped candy.
  • Press the dough into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.


Sodium: 87.28mg | Calcium: 14.08mg | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Vitamin A: 151.38IU | Sugar: 10.77g | Fiber: 0.3g | Potassium: 31.27mg | Cholesterol: 22.04mg | Calories: 133.3kcal | Saturated Fat: 3.85g | Fat: 5.99g | Protein: 1.57g | Carbohydrates: 18.41g | Iron: 0.54mg

If you like this recipe, you may also like my Everything Bars, Butterfinger Cookie Bars or my M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please stay a while and check out some of my other recipes. I hope you come back soon! – Regan

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