We get oodles of trick or treaters at our door. I love to buy a variety of full sized candy bars…and when my kids were little, I let them select one for themselves before the doorbell started ringing. Katie and Tom would choose Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Nick was more likely to pick Skittles. The hubby, my 4th kid, liked to confiscate some M&M’s or 3 Musketeers Bars. And I liked to set aside some of the candy that works well in cookies…and here’s where I reach for the M&M’s, too. At Easter, the white chocolate egg shaped M&M’s go into brown butter cookies, but at Halloween, I think brownie cookies dotted with classic M&M’s are perfect for my own goblins. A combination of white and dark chocolate chips works well in these brownies in cookie form, too.
This month’s Chocolate Party, hosted by Roxana of Roxana’s Home Baking, features chocolate recipes paired with candy. So don’t worry if you have extra Halloween goodies…scroll down for the ultimate source for some of the yummiest leftover candy recipe ideas.
Tip of the Day: When making M& M cookies, reserve a few to add to the top of the cookies immediately after they come out of the oven for a prettier presentation.
- 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups M&M's (plus more to garnish)
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl, starting with 60 seconds, stirring, then heating and stirring in 30 second increments until smooth.
- Add sugar; mix well. Add the eggs and mix until combined. Add the vanilla.
- Add the flour and mix until incorporated. Add the M&M's and mix until well distributed.
- Drop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. The centers should still look underbaked. If desired, immediately press a few M&M's into hot cookies to garnish. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
Join the Chocolate Party! Here’s how to participate (the rules):
1. Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
2. Include a link back to this post or the Chocolate party page. Optional, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.
3. Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.