Trick-or-Treat Overload Bars
These Trick-or-Treat Overload Bars are the best use for leftover Halloween candy, insanely delicious, and an easy to make cookie bar dessert treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 16 squares
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup Halloween candy cut into small pieces, handful of M&Ms set aside
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper (optional).
In medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In bowl of stand mixer, combine softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy on medium speed, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and continue mixing. Scrape sides, add egg, and mix until well incorporated.
Add flour mixture and mix just until combined. Add chopped candy mixture, reserving some M&Ms for the top, if desired. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish and bake in preheated oven 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool in pan until cool enough to handle, then transfer to cutting board to cut into individual squares.