Candylicious junkyard cookies

Welcome to dessert week!  Thats right a whole week or should I say 5 days dedicated to sweets.  Let’s just say that I have been craving sweet stuff for a while and finally decided to satisfy my cravings.  Don’t worry I’ll be back with savory food this next week.

Now on to these candylicious junkyard cookies.  Most people are stocking up with candy to fill their kids Easter eggs or they are getting it for themselves.  Just like Halloween we are usually overloaded with chocolate and don’t know what to do with it.  Today I’m letting you know it is OK to put it all into a cookie and enjoy it all at once.

Heck I will even let you HAVE two cookies possibly three.  My husband who isn’t a big fan of sweets (SHOCKER I KNOW) ate almost all of the cookies.

These candy cookies hit the spot and earned my respect as being the first dessert to represent DESSERT WEEK!  I have so much goodness coming this week and I hope you stay tuned to help satisfy your cravings as well.

Candylicious junkyard cookies

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Print Recipe

Candylicious junkyard cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes


2 sticks salted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups flour
3/4 cup speckled m&m's
1/2 cup chopped kit kats
1/4 cup reese's peanut butter cups
1/2 cup chopped butterfinger


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl whisk together butter, brown sugar and sugar until creamy.

Beat in eggs, salt and vanilla. Slowly add in baking soda and flour. Beat until well mixed.

Stir in m&ms, kit kats, reese's and butterfingers and then using a spoon or cookie scoop place 2 teaspoon size balls onto a silicone baking sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes and then remove and let cool for 2-3 minutes before moving to wire rack.

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19 Responses to “Candylicious junkyard cookies”

  1. 1
    Ali @ Inspiralized — April 7, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Your husband isn’t a fan of sweets? Have you checked his pulse?!?!? LOVE these cookies.


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    DessertForTwo — April 7, 2014 at 7:36 am

    haha, I love what Ali said above.

    I can get on board with these!


    • azestybite replied: — April 7th, 2014 @ 10:45 am

      HAHA these were definitely fun to test out.


  3. 3
    Ashley @ Spoonful of Flavor — April 7, 2014 at 7:40 am

    That may be the best name I’ve ever heard for cookies! And I LOVE that fushia polka dot napkin.


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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 7, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Love all of the candy you managed to pack into these cookies!


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    Cate O'Malley — April 7, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Perfect use for leftover Easter candy – love the pops of color!


  6. 6
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — April 7, 2014 at 8:54 am

    These look awesome, Meagan!! And I am obsessed with the name!


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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 7, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Dessert Week, YES! You are already off to a fantastic start with these cookies.


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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 7, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Umm HELLO I love these cookies :)


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    CakePants — April 7, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Looks delicious!! I bet this would be a fun project to do with kids who are just learning to bake (supervised, of course). Can’t wait to see what other desserts you whip up this week!


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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — April 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I love that you called these ‘junkyard’ cookies…they look so beautiful and yummy-perfect way to use easter candy, definitely pinning for later…and of course I’m looking forward to the WEEK of desserts!


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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — April 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I’ll take a full week of desserts! You started off with a bang!


  12. 12
    Ginny McMeans — April 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Love these cookies and the name too!


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    whatjessicabakednext — April 7, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    These cookies look divine! I love the name as well!


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    Carol at Wild Goose Gea — April 7, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    These are such fun cookies—–and in a way practical too. Having said that
    ‘junkyard’ in the title just doesn’t fit. The cookies are too good. I know what you were getting at, but the cookies are too cute. BUT you know the little boys of all ages—Lol—will love the name.


  15. 15
    Susan — April 7, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Love these cookies! All the great things combined into a cookie!


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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 7, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    If ever there was a time for me to go and binge on bags of Easter candy – it will be because of these cookies!! YUM!


  17. 17
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — April 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm



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