Candy Overload Cookies

candy overload cookies overhead photo on white plate with candy around and words

I thought I should give you all a way of dealing with that uneaten chocolate left in your kids’ trick-or-treat pumpkin. Or, you know, the leftover snack-sized bars that didn’t get taken by trick-or-treaters.


You ate them all? Don’t feel bad. {I did too.}

But, if you aren’t like me and actually have that thing I’ve heard about called willpower, you should make these cookies. Or, if you like to hit Target for the 50% off after-Halloween sale, stock up on just a few more bags of candy.

Because you need these cookies in your life.

candy overload cookies dough in bowl with candy around

See all that candy in there? You know it’s calling your name. I don’t know about all of you, but my candy coma lasts exactly 18 hours…until after lunch on November 1. Then I want more.

Doesn’t seeing it all make you want it too?

candy overload cookies overhead photo on white plate

You’re welcome.

Candy Overload Cookies {12 weeks of Christmas Cookies}

Serving Size


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 6 fun sized packs M&Ms , chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 4 snack sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups , chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 5 fun sized Crunch bars , chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 4 fun size Twix bars , chopped (about ½ cup)


  • Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Pour into an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. While still hot, add both sugars and mix on low until combined. Let sit to cool for a few minutes.
  • While butter mixture is cooling, combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir and set aside.
  • Turn mixer (with butter mixture bowl attached) on low. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing completely. Mix in vanilla extract. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Add chocolate chips, M&Ms, Reese’s, Crunch bars, and Twix bars; stir to combine.
  • Chill for 30 minutes to one hour, until cooled.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes (depending on size). Cookies made from my 2-tablespoon cookie scoop baked in 11 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, and then remove from pans to cool completely.

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Candy Overload Cookies
Adapted from these cookies
Yield: 3 dozen
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  1. I just made these! The dough is cooling in the fridge. But I realized I can’t bake them until later tonight because I have to get the meatloaf into the oven. I’m hoping they will be OK!

    1. They’ll be fine Lisa! If you can, let them sit on the stovetop while the oven is preheating, so they can warm up from refrigerator temp!

  2. i love packing my cookies to the brim with all sorts of add-ins. 🙂 and you chose my favorite candy bars! and M&Ms in cookies are always a win. I love your visual recipe index Dorothy! I’m currently having one designed for myself. Can’t wait!