This post is sponsored by Global Influence with product provided by Hershey’s.
As a true chocolate addict, one of the best parts of Halloween for me has always been the candy. However, one of the worst parts can also be the candy. Because once you’ve had your fill, what are you to do with the rest?
Excess chocolate? What the heck?
Anyway, the recipe is really easy and the cookies come out so soft with bites of melted decadent chocolate bar throughout, everyone here loved them and wanted more. Jedi even took some to school the next day to have a treat with his lunch.
Recipe courtesy Celebrate with Hershey’s
- Any combination chopped HERSHEY’S and REESE’S candy bars to make 2 cups
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chopped nuts(optional)
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies. Cut each candy into 1/2-inch pieces; set aside.
2. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in candy pieces and nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet, space at least a few inches apart.
3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies (I got about 30 cookies out of my batch, but they were fairly large cookies. You could definitely make them smaller.).
Just so you know how easy these are, I am not really a baker. At all. I’m much more an eater of baked goods than the one who bakes the goods. So much so that I don’t even own a beater. I mixed all ingredients by hand, with a fork. It was a nice workout, and the cookies definitely did not suffer. They are a 10, for sure. If I can make cookies this good, anyone can!
Now that I have a different, yummy way of eating all that Halloween chocolate all I can say is bring on the candy!