Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Leftover Halloween Candy





My kids had such a great time trick or treating. They ended up with 3 gallon bags of candy. I let them sort through it then we donated over 2 gallons. I did end up making Butterfingers Chunkies with the Butterfingers. We have a Veterans Day Celebration Dinner at the school tonight. I volunteered to make cookies and thought this would be a good way to use up my favorite candy bar. Here is the recipe below! I am so excited about Thanksgiving. We are having our first family members come and stay at our new house : )
Butter finger Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 1/4 cups chunky peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 Butterfinger candy bars (2.1 ounces each), chopped
DIRECTIONS
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg whites; beat well. Blend in peanut butter and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in candy bars. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls and place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

2 comments:

Ellyn said...

Ooh, these sound good! I stayed with Laura over Halloween, so I didn't even buy any candy...which is probably good, that way I won't be eating it all! How exciting about your Thanksgiving guests!

At Home In Georgia said...

yes that recipe sounds SOOOO good. I am really going to try that. Wow a dinner for or at your school fun!
Jonathon and Anna look very cute all dressed up!
Have fun planning for Thanksgiving...you will have to share some good things you plan on your menu!
Those cupcakes looked like a hit in that picture of you skeleton down below.