Recipe by nmjunko
Crispy and chewy! I came up with these out of desperation as we ended up with a lot fewer trick or treaters this year. I used Twix bars, m&ms and pecans. If using candy with peanuts or peanut butter you might want to use peanuts instead of pecans, but pretty much anything goes!
Top Review by internetnut
I gave these 4 stars. Update: I'm updating my review for changes I've made to this recipe. This time when I made these cookies this time I used Splenda Sugar Blend for the sugar, Splend brown sugar, unsweetened coconut, golden raisins, I added baby ruth, butter finger, whoopers (left out the krackal, mr. goodbar, and hershey bars) and I added 1 scoop of protein powder to bump my protein. No difference these still turned out great. My only problem my now 7 yr old newphew and I were making these together and it took us longer to roll the dough so it had a chance to dry out which cause them not to roll so easy. I decided to try a bit of water which was a big mistake this made the cookies bake way to flat, so I ended up adding more flour which made them just right. The rest I left the same as my previous review. My previous review Jan 30th 2008. My newphews 3 & 5 and I loved these cookies. I was a bit worried about the amount of baking soda but all turned out fine. These are just as described crisp and chewy. I found this recipe just after this last halloween after we ran out of candy bars. So I recently purchased some candy bars to try these. I bought mini Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, Krackal, Mr. Goodbar, 3 Musketeers, Hershey Bars, and I had M&M's already on hand. These were very yummy. I made a few minor changes to the recipe. I only used 2 cups oatmeal as I thought that was plenty, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts nuts as we are not nuts over nuts, and no raisins as we were out of them. The rest I did as directed. I'm glad I made the few minor changes as I found this was a little hard to mix even in my extra-large mixing bowl. I also found the dough a bit dry after mixing everything in. I would recommend making the balls up first before baking as when I was baking my cookies I was using 1 cookie sheet (didn't want to wash more) and it took forever and my dough began to dry out and the last batch I tried adding a bit of water to soften and they crumbled and would not roll. Overall these were very good and I will make these cookies again for sure. Thanks for posting a really good recipe. Christine (internetnut)
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups crisp rice cereal
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1⁄2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 cup chopped nuts (peanuts and pecans)
- 1 cup raisins
- 2 -3 cups chopped chocolate candy bars (do not use hard candy, candy corn, licorice or gummy candy) or 2 -3 cups decorative candies (do not use hard candy, candy corn, licorice or gummy candy)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment or use silpats, as the melted candy is very sticky.
- Cream butter and sugars together.
- Beat in eggs one at a time until smooth.
- Add vanilla.
- Mix in baking soda and flour.
- Stir in remaining ingredients with a spoon.
- Roll dough into walnut sized balls, flatten slightly and place 2 inches apart on lined cookie sheets.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
- Watch carefully as melted candy may burn.
- Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to wire rack.