Ultimate Candy Bar Cookies Recipe
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Ultimate Candy Bar Cookies Recipe

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I created these after Halloween, when I had way too much candy left over. You can make them with any mini chocolate candy, but if you use peanut butter cups, throw them in the freezer just before unwrapping so the chocolate won’t stick to the paper. —Tara John, Plymouth, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:54 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 7 Butterfinger candy bars (2.1 ounces each), coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 27 Reese's mini peanut butter cups
  • 27 miniature Snickers candy bars

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 124 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place Butterfinger candy bars in a food processor; process until ground. In a large bowl, cream butter and 2 cups ground candy bars until blended. Beat in eggs. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining ground candy bars. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until tops are cracked.
  3. Immediately press a piece of candy into the center of each cookie. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
    Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving.
    Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Ultimate Candy Bar Cookies in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"The ingredient listing is correct. Be sure not to over-bake these beauties. They get their sweetness from the Butterfinger candy bars.

Sue Stetzel
Online Community Manager
Taste of Home Magazine"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"I agree with the others....something is missing. Will not make again."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"this was a waste of money, something is missing in the cookie dough. did not taste good at all, to dry, flat, and fell apart."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"Like RockRidgeKate, I think something critical is missing from the dough...no sugar, really?!? Please check the recipe and update if necessary. My three girls and I made these today, and while it was a fun afternoon in the kitchen, we are so disappointed in these cookies. The only thing that saves them is the candy bar in the middle. Thankfully the recipe was easy so we didn't spend too much time on something we'll end up throwing out."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2014

"was wondering if something was missing from the dough...no brown or white sugar.

made them for treats after the red cross blood drawing & they were a smashing success!"

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