Leftover Halloween Candy Pookie

Leftover Halloween Candy Pookie

Who wants a pookie? You know…a pie and a cookie? I do, I do!

A few of you out there are still looking for ways to use up so-called “leftover” candy. I don’t really get that concept. It’s not chicken, people. It’s not gonna go bad that fast. Eat it and enjoy at your leisure.

But heck, if you really want to bake it into something, make a pookie! This lovely cookie dough is filled with all your Halloween candy favorites and baked into a pie shell. With Thanksgiving looming, we should be getting our pie thing going anyway. Let’s do a hybrid holiday treat!

Leftover Halloween Candy Pookie

To be honest, I’m relieved to be in November. October is just a terrifying month, and not just because of people banging on your door demanding candy. Grades are due in my school system on November first, and so are college recommendations. I’m just happy that these weights are lifting from my shoulders.

Now I can focus on lifting real weights, which I do faithfully. Still, there’s this area under my arm. I hesitate to use the word “flaps” because it’s not empowering. But with all the triceps work I do and all those painful push-ups with my hands shaped like a diamond, why don’t I have arms like Madonna? Probably the pie.

Leftover Halloween Candy Pookie

There have been times that I get frustrated at the parts of my body that don’t tone as easily as others. But lately, I’ve also been trying to focus on the good stuff. My abs are really responsive to training, and that meansΒ I need to stop complaining. Why are we so inclined to focus on the stuff that isn’t as great and not spend time enjoying what we love about ourselves?

Leftover Halloween Candy Pookie

That said, if I ever became rich, I would hire the following in a heartbeat: a personal trainer, a personal chef (just on retainer for those days I don’t wanna cook), and a hairdresser, not on retainer. Because I need hair help every single day. I wouldn’t even think about redoing the house or anything until these three people were part of my daily routine. And you know, it would be cool to have an assistant too, just to keep track of my appointments and all.

Anyone out there willing to make my dream come true? I will totally bake for you every day if you make me rich. I do that anyway. No matter how rich I got, I would bake. It just makes me so darn happy.

Leftover Halloween Candy Pookie

Like this pookie here. Who can turn away from this? Not me, I can tell ya. The trick is to make sure you don’t bake this guy for too long, or the whole thing goes from slightly gooey and joyously chewy to dry and hard. Watch that oven timer!

Listen, I don’t need recipes for leftover candy. In my house, it’s called eating it. But I understand if you do, and I hear where you’re coming from. So go ahead and eat your candy in a pookie! It’s almost as nice as being rich and having your own personal staff.


Leftover Halloween Candy Pookie


store-bought refrigerated or frozen pie crust
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 and 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 assorted candy pieces (I used Snickers, PB cups, Mega M & Ms, and Kit Kats)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the crust according to package directions. Poke the bottom with a fork and pre-bake the crust for 15 minutes.
  3. While the crust is baking, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the egg and the egg yolk, incorporating both fully. Finally, add the vanilla.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the candy, reserving a few for the top. You may choose to chop some of the candy bars before folding them in.
  5. Press the cookie dough into the pie crust and press the remaining candy into the top. Put back in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and set.
  6. Cool and cut into wedges.





I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Sues

    Happy November!! I would love a pookie πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      You too, Sues! It’s a great pookie!

  2. annie@ciaochowbambina.com

    Hahahaha! It’s not chicken, people! Love that! And love this pookie. And love your plan should you become rich. Glad to know that when that day arrives, you’ll continue to bake…hopefully for us! I enjoy your blog too much! Have a great weekend!
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    1. Mir

      If I become rich, I’ll definitely bake. But that hairstylist thing is HAPPENING, Annie!

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    You are definitely motivating me to work out this morning, Mir! If only I could make myself drive tot he gym! πŸ™‚ But devouring a pookie sounds a little better than that. Looks delish!
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    1. Mir

      That’s why my gym’s in the basement, Gayle! I roll outta bed and sweat it out!

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Haha, this made me laugh as my Dad’s pet name for me used to be Pookie. I never thought that it would be the combination of a pie and a cookie, but that is a combo that sounds good to me.
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    1. Mir

      That’s a great pet name, Dannii!

  5. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    I definitely want a pookie!! As for the gym…not even tempted. πŸ™‚ Happy Friday, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      That’s cool, Kate. I just have to gym it up every day. I get so restless!

  6. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    I could totally get down with a pookie! Especially when it is filled with halloween candy.

    1. Mir

      Filled to the brim, Jen!

  7. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    Pookie? OMG! I love it! Dude, if I could have either abs or the Madonna triceps instead of what is going on over here….
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    1. Mir

      Meh. Madonna needs them more than we do?

  8. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    oh my gosh! I need this totally drooling over this right now! it doesn’t help that I haven’t had dinner yet! hahaha πŸ˜‰ YUM

    1. Mir

      I hate looking at food when I’m hungry. Then I want it all!

  9. Amanda

    What a great way to use leftover candy! The texture looks perfect!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks! It was a happy pie. πŸ™‚

  10. Cakespy

    I need this to be in my mouth.
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    1. Mir

      Yep, I feel ya!

  11. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    I’ve never made a pookie. I better get on this! I want a big piece with Twix, Snickers and Kit Kats! I actually do need to use up the candy. I’m slacking on raiding my son’s trick-or-treat bag this year. ;-D
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    1. Mir

      I wanted everything in each piece, so there’s a ton of candy everywhere, Michele!

  12. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    This looks so so SO good. The cookie looks so chewy and dense, just how I like them- and that candy? OMG.
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    1. Mir

      Thanks Medha! It was very chewy.

  13. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    This is absolutely necessary, especially come grading time. I hated that time when I was teaching!
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    1. Mir

      Yep, grading is the worst. If we could teach without grading, it would be the perfect job!

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