Making Cookies With Leftover Halloween Candy

I love baking when it’s cold out and teaching the kids how to bake is such a great educational experience! They learn to mix, count, and begin to explore scientific facts. This is such a great way to incorporate home cooking and a whole new interest that may blossom into something big one day. 

The little bakers were very excited to hear we were going to be making cookies today and it helps to take up a large portion of our morning. I love to use up all our old Halloween candy in this way so that the kids aren’t just eating junk food for a month afterwards. So this round I gathered up all the smarties and dumped them into a large container. 

I used this wonderful recipe for Smartie cookies but kept the white chocolate out. You could use any kind of chocolate in exchange for smarties but that’s what we used this time. 

While the kids waited for the cookies to bake they coloured their own cookies using round cutouts of brown construction paper. It’s always a good idea to use some little aprons to keep them a tiny bit cleaner. 

When they were done I let them each eat one for snack and saved one to share with family or eat later. I also included the recipe and their adorable cookies they coloured. 

What do you plan on doing with all your leftover Halloween candy? Here is another great article on what else can be done with leftover Halloween candy if you need more ideas to work with! 


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