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These chewy, decadent Milky Way Chocolate Chip Cookies are filled with chunks of one of my family’s favorite candy bars. This post Halloween Treat is even tastier than the the mini Milky Ways!!!

Perfect to make with leftover Halloween Candy, but I recommend making these Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies more than once a year!

Milky Way Chocolate Chip Cookies lined up on a white ceramic tray

Milky Way Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m back again with the monthly installment of Two Sweetie Pies. I bake up one of the decadent desserts from Danielle’s sweet as sugar blog, Hugs and Cookies XOXO , and she tries out one of mine. After veering off the chocolate path last month, I’m back on track. I took her chocolate chip laden cookies with Snickers chunks and made a Milky Way version for my nut avoiding family. Our oldest son, Tom, requested a few treats to take to a weekend cookout, so I sent him with these Milky Way Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Cherry Clafoutis (needed to expose those twenty-somethings to a rustic French dessert). I set a few aside for the family in residence to sample. Of course, they sampled, raved, then griped that I didn’t save more!

Milky Way Chocolate Chip Cookies on a white tray with fun sized Milky Way bars

Tips for Making Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Use real butter, large eggs, and real vanilla extract. Margarine and artificially flavored vanilla will not give the best results.
  • Have your butter and eggs at room temperature for easier and better incorporation into the dough.
  • Note that this recipe calls for both baking soda and baking powder. Most bakers use much less baking powder than baking soda and it often expires while sitting in the pantry. Check the expiration date, and if in doubt, just replace it.
  • Use a cookie disher to make even sized cookies.
  • With the caramel in these cookies from the candy bars, sometimes some oozes when the cookie bakes. When the pan of baked cookies comes out of the oven, use a knife to cut and move the excess caramel away from the cookie. This will help make removal from the cookie sheet easier.
  • Lining the baking sheets with parchment also helps the baked cookies release from the pan after they’re baked.

Hugs & Cookies

Be sure to head over to Danielle’s blog to see what recipe of mine she made this month.  You’re certain to be inspired by all her marvelous sweets and you’ll even find some excellent gluten-free recipes she makes for her hubby.

You can find Danielle on her blog, Hugs & Cookies XOXO, Facebook, or Twitter.

Check out the other goodies I’ve made from Danielle’s Blog:

Milky Way Chocolate Chip Cookies

Milky Way Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy chocolate chip cookies with chunks of Milky Way candy bars! Adapted from Hugs&CookiesXOXO

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt (or 1/2 teaspoon table salt)
  • 12 ounces mini semi-sweet chocolate chips or regular chips
  • 8 Fun-size Milky Way candy bars, chopped, then frozen


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugars. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder and soda and salt. Mix till combined.Fold in all chocolate chips and Milky Ways.
  4. For a rounded tablespoon sized cookie bake 8-10 minutes. If some of the caramel has oozed out of the cookie, use a sharp knife to scrape the excess away from the cookie before they cool.


Total time does not include freezing or cooling times.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 217mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g


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57 comments on “Milky Way Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. I love throwing candy bars in cookies! These posts are some of my your take on all these recipes from your friend!

  2. Whoo need to try these, yummy 🙂

  3. I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing!

    ♥Emma, of It’s Emma Elise

  4. These look AMAZING! I wish I had a handful to hoard all to myself!

  5. My mom’s favorite candy is Milky Way bars. She would so enjoy this treat.

  6. Can I use regular salt instead of sea salt for this recipe?

  7. These cookies look scrumptious! I am including them in my new Milky Way cupcake recipe post- to share more Milky Way recipes from other bloggers! 🙂

  8. We made these last year to use up some halloween candy and they were delicious!

  9. this is the perfect recipe to make with all the Milky Way bars my kiddos will bring home trick or treating! 

  10. What a tasty treat! These cookies are delicious- it’s a great way to use of some of the leftover Halloween candy bars!

  11. It’s very fitting that you use Milky Ways because these cookies are out-of-this-world delicious!

  12. These look so delicious! I never thought to add a candy bar to a cookie, the kids will  love these! Thanks for another great recipe! 

  13. My kids are asking me to make this again! It is their new favorite!

  14. Using the Milky Way candy bars definitely take a chocolate chip cookie up to a higher level! 

  15. I have always loved Milky way candy bars, but this recipe took them to a whole new level. This cookie recipe was just SO SO good.

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