Monday, October 27, 2014

Loaded Monster Cookie Bars

Every year it happens.  People buy bags of chocolate goodies to give out and they over buy. Not as many kids show up as they thought.  Maybe they did run out of goodies to give out.  So off to the next day to get hit the 50% off sale off of leftover Halloween treats.  Either way, this bar cookie is easy to make and will use up the leftover chocolate bars and candies or that "on sale" bag that just had to be bought.  If you have a lot of peanut butter and chocolate candies leftover try my Peanut Butter Candy Bar Brownies.


Loaded Monster Cookie Bars                                      Printable Recipe

1/2 cup butter
1 egg
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
Mini candy bars (IE. Snickers, Milky Way, Nestle Grand, Hershey’s Chocolate Bar)
2 small pkts M and Ms (or approximately 1/3 cup)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 8 X 8” baking dish.

Gather your chocolate and caramel goodies.  Chop the mini candy bars into 4-5 pieces.  You will want about 1 cup total.  Any more than that and it will be too much.  Set aside.  
Melt butter in small glass bowl in microwave.  In medium bowl add butter, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla.  Mix well. 
Mix together flour, oats, and baking soda.
Add to creamed mixture and mix just until incorporated.  Mix in chopped candy bars.  (Sorry, forgot to take a photo here!)

Dump into baking dish. Smooth top. You need to make sure any caramel part is covered with batter.
Press M and Ms into top of bar batter.
Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  (Be careful not to poke a candy bar or it will skew your results!)
Cool completely before cutting. 

7 comments:

  1. I love all the candy in these cookies. This is perfect to use up leftover candy. I just made a similar recipe in my cast iron skillet. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

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  2. I usually buy candies to make some delightful treats with.. These sound wonderful. Pinning.

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  3. Yup, the chocolate lover in me thanks you!! ;)

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  4. These look so soft, sweet and yummy! Mmmmmm!!

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  5. Great idea. Glad you are thinking ahead :-)

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  6. My nieces would love them. Looks like a very yummy recipe!

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