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[Cookie Elf File #271] Easy Candy Bar Cookies: Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy
October 30, 2018
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Feature: Easy Candy Bar Cookies: Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy

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These Easy Candy Bar Cookies: are a fun way to use candy that is leftover from a holiday (like Halloween, Easter, Valentine’s Day, or Christmas).

And for those who eat only gluten free desserts … well, have at it!

You make the bars in 3 layers. First, you bake the cookie base.

Once that comes out of the oven, spread dollops of peanut butter on the top and then sprinkle the surface with chopped candy.

Spoiler alert: these cookies are best after you chill them in the fridge.But whether at room temperature or cold, they are hard to beat.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 25-30 minutes
Makes 24-36 bars

Get the full Easy Candy Bar Cookies: recipe… and check out our Gluten Free Cookies Pinterest board for more cookie inspiration.

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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