Fun-Size Chocolate Chunk Pan Cookies Recipe (Leftover Halloween Candy)
My daughter and I had a blast baking cookies “from scratch” tonight. I used to bake all the time, when I was a kid. I have fond memories of hanging out at my grandmas’ and great-grandmas’ houses when they were creating something masterful in the kitchen. All of them were amazing cooks. This is the time of year to bake, after all, the Holidays are right around the corner. (I can’t believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away!) So, I had this brainstorm tonight. We should make cookies! Since we didn’t have chocolate chips on hand, I thought… We should use the leftover Halloween candy we didn’t pass out, to make cookies!
I have always been a HUGE fan of the Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip cookie recipe. I’m old enough to remember when they first came out with Tollhouse PAN cookies, and what a fantastic treat they were when I was a kid.
Basically, we used the same recipe but substituted Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips for chopped up fun-size Three Musketeers candy bars. They didn’t stay in tact like a chocolate chip would, so there’s no defined chips in the cookies.
Mr. Gimmie says they are “scrumptious.” (He ate three!) He didn’t actually notice there were no chocolate chips. He noticed the chocolate taste, which was sort of marbled throughout rather than concentrated in one place. They are really good!
My little girl said they are “yummalicious” (I’m guessing at the spelling of that!) We had a great time baking together this evening. Wholesome family fun. 🙂