Saturday, June 21, 2008

Candy Bar Bar Cookies

Matt was going to be out last night, so I decided to try and get a spur of the moment craft group together. After contacting a few people, I decided I ought to make a treat just in case. I needed something easy for which I had all the ingredients on hand. I love trying new recipes, so this recipe caught my eye.

I was afraid they'd be overpoweringly sweet, so I made some minor changes. They turned out quite good in my opinion. I usually can resist going back for more, but these kept calling my name and I had a few. My changes are in red.

Candy Bar Bar Cookies
3/4 C butter (1 1/2 sticks)
1/4 C peanut butter (I used organic natural PB)
1 C firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 C all purpose flour
1/2 C whole wheat flour
2 C rolled oats, pulsed a couple times in the food processor

1 egg
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated!)
3 C chopped candy bars (mixed is fine. I used a combo of snickers, almond joys, 1000 Grand, butterfingers, and a few peanut m&m's for kicks. The almond joys were my favorites)
1 C chopped nuts (I used pecans and walnuts)

  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. In a large bowl combine softened (room temp., not melted) butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add brown sugar and baking soda. Beat well and stir in flour and oats. Set aside 1 3/4 C oat mixture for later.
  3. Stir egg into the remaining oat mixture in bowl. Pat into a 9 X 13 in. baking dish (I used metal) and bake for 15 min. Remove from oven.
  4. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the crust and spread evenly. Stir together reserved oat mixture with the candy bars and nuts. Sprinkle mixture evenly over top.
  5. Bake 25 min. or until golden brown. Store left overs loosely covered at room temperature.

1 comment:

Erin S. said...

They were delicious! I really liked the almond joys too!