During or after the holidays, use your leftover candy and make a fun and decadent Candy Cookie Pie! Transform those yummy candies into a decadent treat with cookie dough! It's basically your 'Everything' Candy Cookie Pie, using 'everything but the kitchen sink' in candy world.
Voila... Scrumptious Cookie Pie Heaven!
So much fun and load it as full as you want with all your candies and your favorite chocolate chips!
Pipe a colorful buttercream frosting border and decorate with even more candies and don't forget the sprinkles!
We love our sprinkles! And we love candy and cookies! Sorry, not sorry!
These are so cool to make with all the excess candy you have left over, if you ever do. If you're like someone I know, you can't keep candy around long...not mentioning any names to protect the innocent. 🙂
Besides the holidays, this pie is great to make for casual weekends and movie nights, birthdays for sure and when the kids want to bake!
When I was a kid, my girlfriends and I would always bake on sleepovers and we had a blast! This would definitely be something we would want to bake! Or baking with the family is totally fun too!
It's super easy to make and placing the candies is fun for kids and adults alike.
For the Candy!
We used peanut butter cups, m&m's, and speckled chocolate covered almonds and some glorious caramel truffles. We added an assortment of white, dark and milk chocolate chips to hit all the chocolates. YEAH!
There are some candies you might not want to use, like jellies or really, really soft candies that melt easily and may not do your pie justice, with the exception of caramel. Those types of candies, you might want to be considered on the top. Marshmallow is ok to use, but it does disappear into the cookie cake. But if you were thinking peeps or something like that, save those for afterwards for decorating as well.
For the Frosting!
You can make a simple buttercream frosting and make it whatever color strikes the mood! I used a Deep Pink and got this gorgeous color. I added ingredients how to make in the recipe below, but you could also purchase frosting in a tub, and add your own color gel. Or buy a flavored one, like strawberry, chocolate or cream cheese or even funfetti frosting could be a choice!
You can also bake this recipe in an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan, round or square and be just as happy!
Serve it with some ice cream while it's still warm and get a double delight! Hot fudge? Whipped Cream? Sprinkles? Yes, Yes and YES!
More Fun Candy Incorporated Treats!!
Let's bake this bad girl! OH Yeaaaahhhh!
Candy Cookie Pie
Leftover Candy Cookie Pie
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 large egg
- ⅔ cup light brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ⅓ cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips milk or white or mixture
- ½ cup M&M's
- Candies like peanut butter cups caramel truffles, mini candy bars, candy eggs, etc.
Easy Buttercream Frosting
- ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1-2 tablespoons milk of choice
- food coloring or gel
Adding to the Top:
- Sprinkles, candies, b-day candles
Leftover Candy Cookie Pie
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch pie dish very well with non-stick cooking spray, set aside,
- Place butter in microwaveable bowl and microwave until melted, about a minute.
- Let butter cool a minute or two and then, add the sugars, egg and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
- Add the flour, salt, and baking soda and continue whisking until combined, without overmixing.
- Stir in most of the m&m's except what you are adding on top, along with the chocolate chips to the cookie batter
- Turn batter out into prepared pie dish, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
- Add your candies into the batter, pushing them down level with the dough, then add the remaining M&M's to the top of the batter as well.
- Bake for about 25 to 28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. If you prefer a more well-done cookie pie, bake a few minutes longer.
- Allow pie to cool in dish for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. To decorate, use my Easy Buttercream Frosting!
Easy Buttercream Frosting or tub of pre-made frosting
- Using mixer, on low mix the soften butter, powdered sugar, salt and milk and mix together for 1-2 minutes. Add more milk for thinning, add more powdered sugar for thickening if needed. Add food coloring or gel to get color preferred.
- Place frosting in pastry bag with a large star tube of choice and pipe a border around the cookie's edge.
Adding to the Top:
- Add sprinkles, candies, candles for birthdays! and whatever else you want for any occasion!