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FFF: Delicious Recipes Using Halloween candy

on November 1, 2012

Hello Parents,

As promised, today’s Fun Food Friday has a few options on sweet treats you can make using left over Halloween candy. That is, if you haven’t eaten it all already! These 10 great recipes were compiled and presented on the Cool Mom Picks blog with links to the original recipes here: Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies, Reeces Peanut Butter Popcorn, Peppermint Patty Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars, Reeces Peanut Butter Banana Bread, Chunky Twix Cookies, Butterfinger Cookies, Tootsie Roll Fudge, Stained Glass Cookies, Jolly Rancher Lemonade, and M&M Peanut Butter Banana Pops.

The Chunky Twix Cookies recipe from Sprinkled with Flour is our favorite of the ten presented by Cool Mom Picks. Below is the recipe as originally posted.


Ingredients
2 cups plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups coarsely chopped Twix bars

Instructions
Preheat oven 325°.

Coarsely chop the Twix bars (about 1/4-inch chunks).  *note: cut each bar in half lengthwise, and then make several cuts width ways to make even blocks.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined.

Beat in egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined.

Add dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and beat at low-speed just until combined.

Gently stir in the Twix chunks.

Roll a scant half-cup of dough into a ball.

Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull apart into two equal halves.

Rotate halves 90 degrees and, with jagged surfaces facing up, place formed dough onto cookie sheet, leaving ample room between each ball.

Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy (approximately 15-18 minutes). Do not overbake.

Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet. Since the caramel from the Twix can make the cookies stick a little, you can use an offset spatula to slide under the cookies without breaking them apart.

Let us know if you make any of these for your kids this weekend, and tell us how it turns out.

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown

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