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Cookie-Based Candy Recipes


Cookies can be tasty on their own, but they're even better when they're used to create delicious candies. These cookie-based candy recipes range from simple chocolate-dipped cookies to more elaborate truffles and fudges. Whether you prefer cream-filled sandwich cookies, chocolate chip cookies, or gingersnaps, you're sure to find a candy recipe here that suits your sweet tooth. Be sure to click through the link at the bottom to the second page to find more great candy recipes!

1. Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles
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This is the most popular cookie-based candy recipe on the site, and with good reason! These truffles are extremely easy to make and require only 3 ingredients, but they taste incredible. Users have given them 5 stars, and said they are "easy," "tasty," "delicious" and "gourmet."

2. Chocolate-Dipped Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Cookies
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Dipping cookies in chocolate creates a beautiful, delicious candy that makes a great gift or party snack. This recipe for chocolate-dipped cookies can be used with whatever cookie you like, but I recommend chocolate sandwich cookies or pecan shortbread cookies.

3. Snickerdoodle Truffles

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If you love the taste of cinnamon-coated snickerdoodle cookies, you'll love these truffles! They're made from a blend of soft snickerdoodles and frosting, then dipped in white chocolate and rolled in a crunchy cinnamon-sugar mixture.

4. Cookies and Cream Bark

Cookies and Cream Bark
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Crushed cookies and white chocolate--what could be easier? This Cookies and Cream Bark is an easy white chocolate bark candy packed with bits of Oreo cookies. I like to stuff this bark with as many cookies as possible, with just enough white chocolate to hold the crunchy, chocolatey, cream-filled cookies together.

5. Lemon Gingersnap Squares

Lemon Gingersnap Squares photo
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These intensely flavored lemon and ginger candies are deceptively simple to make, but so flavorful and delicious. Lemon zest and gingersnap crumbs are worked into small candy squares that are dipped in white chocolate and topped with candied ginger.

6. Nutter Butter Truffles

Nutter Butter Truffles
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Nutter Butter Truffles are made from peanut-flavored cookie crumbs, cream cheese, and peanut butter. The soft centers are dipped in chocolate and topped with crushed peanuts for a sweet and salty treat.

7. Layered Oreo Fudge

Oreo Fudge
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Layered Oreo Fudge tastes and looks like an Oreo cookie! Cookie crumbs are used in the fudge base, and the stripe of white vanilla filling in the middle completes their resemblance to the iconic cookie.

8. Peanut Butter Cup Bark

Peanut Butter Cup Bark
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Peanut Butter Cup Bark has it all: a rich chocolate layer, peanut butter chips, crunchy peanut butter cookies, and a generous handful of peanut butter cups on top! The peanut butter cookies add a great sweet and salty flavor, and an irresistible crunch to this delicious bark.

9. Cookies and Cream Truffles

Cookies and Cream Truffles
(c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

 Cookies and Cream Truffles are rich white chocolate truffles studded with big chunks of Oreo cookies! If you love cookies and cream ice cream, you'll love this bite-sized truffle version of the classic flavor combination.

10. Nutella Oreo Truffles

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 Nutella Oreo Truffles are a twist on traditional Oreo Truffles. Chopped hazelnuts and chocolate-hazelnut spread are added to crushed cookies and cream cheese, to form melt-in-your-mouth truffles with a strong chocolate and hazelnut flavor.

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