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Are you in game day mode? House is full of football crazed fans, good food, and lots of yelling?! That must mean we are full swing into football mode, right?
When I think of football season, I think of tailgating and lots of amazing food! It’s almost like Thanksgiving, I need me stretchy pants. I may not know who is playing but I will have a ton of good food served including these Ooey-Gooey Milky Way Cookies!
Did you know adding candy to cookies makes them even more delicious than they already are? What about caramel candy? One word…Yum!
This past week, I picked up a bag of the Milky Way Bites at Walmart. Now, why do I love these? Because I can toss them into the food processor and chop them up for cookies without having to cut them apart first. When you use the full size or even the minis they have to be cut first before being chopped up. All I did with these bites is open the bag and toss them all in the processor! So easy! (Note: If you are gluten free, use a gluten free candy of your choice.)
I quickly chopped them up just to make them a little bit smaller before I combined them with my cookie batter. I used about 2 cups in the batter and it made some of the most delicious cookies. They were gooey, chewy, and soft! I also used gluten free all purpose flour to make them gluten free as well!
Once my batter was done, I dropped them into tablespoon size balls on a greased cookie sheet then baked them in the oven. When making cookies, timing is everything! These need to come out right at 10 minutes, then they finish browning on the counter as they cool down as well.
The result is nothing short of amazing! These made about 2-3 dozen depending on the size of spoonfuls that you use. I’m still enjoying some as I write this! They would compliment all those BBQ Wings and chips at a tailgate party with a sweet easy treat!
I love that the caramel seeps out of these giving it a burst of caramel flavor and the gooey factor!
Now, stop on by and enjoy some football and a cookie…on me!
Or not…they may be gone now!
- 2 1/4 Cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour or Regular Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Cup Butter, Softened
- 3/4 Cup White Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups Chopped Milky Way Bites or Gluten Free Chocolate Candy
- Preheat oven to 375*.
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, folding in the chopped Milky Way Bites. (Chop them in a food processor)
- Drop in tablespoonfuls on an greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies and move to wire rack to cool.
- Makes about 3 Dozen
What are some ways you like to use Mars Bites in your game day recipes? They also have Snickers too and would be perfect in these Snickers Cupcakes in a Jar! Find more recipe ideas on Twitter at #GameDayBites!
Don’t forget to PRINT a coupon before you shop!