In terms of holiday candy, Easter, hands down, has the best — robin eggs, chocolate bunnies, mini Cadbury eggs, jelly beans….. I meeaaaan, it doesn’t get any better. Even normal candy tastes better in Easter form (looking at you Reeses PB eggs).
Usually I go a little overboard and by the end of April am looking for a way to use up all of this leftover Easter candy. So, behold, the Easter candy mashup of the century, the ultimate Easter candy monster cookie recipe.
This recipe starts with my Grandma Wilson’s monster cookie recipe. Between the peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chunks, and other ingredients, you won’t be able to pick out individual flavors. Instead, they all combine for this ultimate cookie experience of chewy, gooey, yet crunchy deliciousness.
Easter candy monster cookie recipe
Makes: 5 Dozen Cookies
(Note: My grandma’s original recipe was truly a monster recipe with the quantities being measured in pounds. So, I’ve fractioned it out to more manageable cookie baking, however, the conversions got a little hairy.)
1 C. Brown Sugar
1 C. Granulated Sugar
1/4 lb. Butter (1 Stick)
1/4 Tbsp. Vanilla
1/4 Tbsp. Corn Syrup
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 C. Peanut Butter
1/3 C. Flour
4 1/2 C. Oatmeal
1/3 C. Robin’s Eggs (roughly chopped into chocolate chip sized pieces)
1/2 C. Mini Cadbury Eggs (roughly crushed into chocolate chip sized pieces)
1. Cream together your eggs and both sugars.
2. Add in butter, vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda, and peanut butter. Mix until combined.
3. Add flour and oatmeal. Mix until combined.
4. Stir in Robin’s Eggs and Mini Cadbury Egg chunks.
5. Using a standard ice cream scoop, scoop onto a non-greased cookie sheet.
6. Bake at 350° for 11-13 min.
7. Allow cookies to rest on pan for 3-4 min. before moving to cooling rack.
See what I mean?! Totally worth the sugar rush. You know what else is worth the sugar rush? These Girl Scout Cookie Milkshakes.