March 29th, 2013

Chopped Candy Cookie Bars

It’s Easter weekend!  We hope you have a wonderful celebration with family and friends.  Do you have plenty to fill up those Easter baskets?  Are you like me and think, “maybe I should just pick up one more bag” . . . then on Easter I realize the Easter bunny got a little too carried away with chicks and peeps and chocolate bunnies!

If you do end up with a surplus, stash it to use in these Chopped Candy Cookie Bars – they are simple to mix up {no mixer needed} – and they are always a crowd pleaser.   Just chopped up your candy and throw it in – you’ll end up with one fabulous cookie treat!



Our favorite includes lots of Reese’s peanut butter cups, but you can use whatever you have on hand or experiment to find your perfect combination!




Chopped Candy Cookie Bars


1 cup butter, melted

1 cup light brown sugar

1 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla (yes that is tablespoon)

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped Peeps or 1 cup mini marshmallows

1 1/2 cup chopped peanut butter cups

1/2 cup chopped chocolate candy such as Cadbury eggs, Snickers, Rolo, etc.

1/2 cup M&M candies


Preheat oven to 350°

In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugars until smooth.  Stir in eggs and vanilla.  Add flour and salt and mix until just incorporated.  Fold in candy pieces except M&Ms.

Pour batter into a 13×9 pan coated with cooking spray.  Sprinkle the M&Ms on top and gently press in.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until edges are lightly brown.  Cool on wire rack.

*Note – use any combination of chocolate candy to make 2 1/2 cups in place of last three ingredients.


FYI,  this Easter Sunday, March 31, is also Jocelyn’s birthday!  {As you can see, the bunny theme was always convenient}  Happy Birthday to my amazing daughter, friend, and blog partner! 

Be sure to leave a comment and wish her a happy birthday!




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11 Responses to “Chopped Candy Cookie Bars”

  1. Happy Birthday and Happy Easter!

  2. A double celebration- how fun! Hope it’s great.

  3. What- you have leftover candy? Haha.

    Happy birthday Jocelyn!

  4. These look yummy. Thanks and happy birthday!

  5. I’m going to stock up on sale candy to make these …. Have a happy bday!

  6. Happy birthday Jocelyn :). Love these cookies!

  7. I’ll have to buy my own candy. Not sure my kids would give me theirs :). But they look yummy. Thanks

  8. Happy birthday. You were such a cutie (still are). Happy birthday and happy Easter too.

  9. Adorable–Happy Birthday Jocelyn!

  10. These look so delicious!! I am so happy you linked up to my party so I could find your awesome blog! So many amazing recipes here 🙂 I hope you will come back again!
    Happy birthday, Jocelyn!!!

  11. Our 8 year old grandson, Tristan, made these cookies. We have been baking together for a couple of years and he really likes it. He doesn’t like peanut butter so we changed that into different chocolate chipits (red, green, white, butterscotch, and chocolate) and it turn out really nice. Thank you for your recipe. I enjoy your website.


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