Bunny Trash Cookies

The battle goes on between the kids and I over Easter Candy...

"Mama I just want one more egg!" No buddy you have been on a candy diet since Sunday!

So in order to quit the bickering... I dumped all their candy into a batch of cookies that has been packaged up to send into my husbands office today!

Use any type of chocolate Easter candy you have laying around, just chop it up and throw it in the bowl, bake and send it away!

Bunny Trash Cookies


One cup (2 sticks) of browned butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons half and half
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped chocolate candy (I used a chocolate bunny, Reese Eggs, M & M's, Butterfinger Eggs,  Dove Chocolate Truffle Eggs)


Preheat oven to 350.

In the bowl of your electric mixer beat the butter with both kinds of sugar until fluffy.

Beat in the eggs, half and half, and vanilla.

In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt.

Slowly pour into your mixer on medium/low speed.

Fold in Easter Candy.

Using a ice cream scoop drop balls of dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden.  If you like a chewier cookie bake less if you like a crunchy cookie bake longer.

My cookies were very large and the recipe yielded 1 dozen. If you want smaller cookies drop into 1 inch mounds and bake for about 7-10 minutes instead.

**How to brown butter**

-In a sauce pan (preferably stainless steal) add butter and melt over medium heat once the butter starts to bubble and turn a light brown color and smells kind of nutty or like toffee. Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit before adding into you mixture.



  1. This is such a great and genius idea! We always have so much Easter candy leftover and this is the perfect way to use it all up. :)

  2. My kids are on the same candy diet!!! This is a great way to get rid of a bunch of candy all at once:-)

  3. You, my dear, are brilliant!! These cookies look fantastic.

  4. A great way to use up that candy! Although I would have told the kids I made the cookies and just eaten all the candy myself... ;)

  5. That is a great use of excess candy! They sound delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

  6. Love the name! Totally made me grin. I'm sure your husband's co-workers loved them.

  7. I could not love you more for this post!