The best way to use leftover candy? In these oatmeal chocolate chip candy cookies! Soft and chewy, these oatmeal cookies are packed with chocolately goodness.
Some of you might have some leftover candy from a certain holiday that just happened?
Let’s talk about that for a second. So last year when I made these trashed up shortbread bars I told you about trick-or-treating in my neighborhood. It’s kind of next level, tons of kids come and we go through lots and lots of candy, but that’s nothing compared to when my husband and I stop by my in-laws and are presented with bags of candy (including some big bars-remember how those were coveted when trick or treating years ago?)
The reason we go to my in-laws the eve of Halloween is because for the past few years my husband and I have gone to his friends’ house in Madison (a little over an hour away from us here in Milwaukee) for their Halloween party and my mother-in-law (they live 5 minutes away) likes to see our costumes before we go (it’s all very cute and Nicks sister and her husband come too). For the past few years this is what we’ve gone as:
From left to right: German couple, coloring book and crayon, cheese head (from the state farm commercial) and mouse, barista and frappachino (this one was hilarious, I was actually a ‘name fail’ because of all the funny name fails I got last year and my hubby went around with stickers and was giving everyone name fails) and this year we went as pumpkin and the math symbol Pi…get it? pumpkin pie?)
Do you get into Halloween and dress up?
Back to the cookies, these are super duper delicious and full of chocolate and candy, all nestled in an oatmeal cookie. You simply make the oatmeal cookie batter and then add in the chocolate chips and candy pieces, then bake and enjoy.