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Easy Candy Bar Cookies Recipe: Use Your Favorite Candy Bars

This easy Candy Bar Cookies recipe, like other cake mix cookie recipes, is a timesaver The cake mix makes putting together the recipe simple because the mix saves you steps.

And it’s versatile. You can use any type of candy bars you prefer: Snickers, Almond Joy, Hershey bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat, Butterfinger, Twix, Baby Ruth, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way …

Choose your favorite.

You can even mix and match leftover Halloween candy, Easter candy, or candy bars you find on sale.

If it’s a candy bar, you can use it in this recipe.

Easy Candy Bar Cookies Recipe from The Cookie Elf

Prep time: <10 minutes

Bake time: 22-28 minutes

Makes 2-3 dozen bars, depending upon how you cut them


1 box (16 - 18 ounces) yellow cake mix

½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted

2 large eggs

½ cup packed brown sugar

1 ¼ cups (about 8 ounces) candy bars of any type, chopped and divided

Directions for Easy Candy Bar Cookies Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spray or grease the foil. Set pan aside.

  2. Unwrap the candy bars. Place them on a large cutting board. Use a large kitchen knife or cleaver to coarsely chop the candy. Set chopped candy aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed, combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs, and brown sugar. Blend for 1-2 minutes until dough is moistened and dry ingredients have been well absorbed.

  4. Set aside 2 tablespoons chopped candy bars. Add the remaining chopped candy into the cookie dough.

  5. Pour the cookie dough into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Sprinkle reserved chopped candy evenly over cookie dough surface.

  6. Bake bars 22-28 minutes until set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack.

  7. Cut bars into 7 rows of 5 or any other size you choose.

  8. Store cookies in an airtight container using waxed paper or parchment paper to separate layers.

Special Baking Tips for this Candy Bar Cookies Recipe

  • You can use any brand of cake mix in this recipe.

  • If you like chocolate, you can substitute a chocolate cake mix for the yellow cake mix to make your own Chocolate Candy Bar Cookies recipe.

  • Hand chop candy with a large knife or cleaver rather than using a food processor, since candy will stick to the processor’s steel blade. If you have chosen candy bars with sticky centers, then spray the knife with vegetable spray before chopping.

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