Halloween's over, so what to do with the leftover candy? (Other than mindlessly eat it on the couch, obviously.) This Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars recipe is the perfect treat for all those sweet tooths out there looking to put that extra candy to good use.

If the sheer idea of biting into these candy bars doesn’t set your taste buds into overdrive, nothing will. Originally shared by Better Homes & Gardens, Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars is the perfect go-to recipe to get rid of a bunch of candy all at one time.

Already out of your Halloween candy? Take advantage of all of those post-Halloween sales and pick up some favorites! This great recipe can be customized to include whatever candies you love.

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars Recipe:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup candy-coated milk chocolate and/or peanut butter pieces
2 cups assorted Halloween candies, chopped if large

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, leaving about 1 inch of foil extending over the ends of pan. Coat foil with cooking spray and then set aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir in dry ingredients and candy-coated pieces until combined. Pat dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Lightly press remaining candy on top of the dough.

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until edges are browned and center is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift uncut bars from pan. Remove foil and cut into bars. Eat. Enjoy. Be happy.

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