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Candy Bar Cookies

Candy Bar Cookies Recipe by CookieClubRecipes

Candy Bar Cookies
by Cocoaphone, Cookie Club Member
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Category: Desserts, Bars-Cookies
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Level: Baking Experience Helpful
Yield: 24 Cookies

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These cookie bars are made with oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. The base is salty and sweet, and the topping is very sweet! Not sure why they are called candy bar cookies though. They do not taste like any candy bars we've ever had. Maybe it's because the peanut butter chocolate coating tastes like candy (similar to Reese's), and, they are BAR COOKIES. Put them together and what do you have? Candy Bar Cookies! :o)


1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. light corn syrup
3 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
4 c. quick-cooking oats
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

brown sugar and butter in a bowl

By hand or with electric mixer on medium speed, combine brown sugar and softened butter until fluffy. 

ingredients mixed together

Add corn syrup, vanilla, and salt. Stir in oats. Spread evenly in greased 9x13x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. 

chocolate chips and melted peanut butter

Melt peanut butter and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly. 

Editor's Note: We melted the peanut butter and chocolate chips in the microwave, on high for 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. 

chocolate chips and peanut butter melted together

melted chocolate spread over cookie base

Spread over baked cookie layer while still warm. 

Candy Bar Cookies Recipe

Cut into bars, when cool. Makes 2 dozen bars.