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

Candylicious junkyard cookies

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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21 comments on “Candylicious junkyard cookies”

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

  2. haha, I love what Ali said above.

    I can get on board with these!

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Umm HELLO I love these cookies 🙂

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

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

  12. Love these cookies and the name too!

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

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

  16. 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!


  18. Where’s the list of ingredients and their measurements?

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