Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper
In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, dry pudding mix, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs
Gradually add flour mixture until smooth
Stir in candy and chocolate chips
Using a cookie dough scoop, divide dough and roll into balls.
Place on baking sheet and slightly press down the top
Add more candy on top if desired
Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown
Remove from oven and cool slightly on the baking sheet
Transfer to wire rack
Store in airtight container for up to 5 days