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candy cookie bars

Candy Cookie Bars! Two layers of gooey chocolate chip cookie dough stuffed with the candy of your choice! The perfect dessert recipe to use up that Halloween Candy or adapt them for any holiday! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy cookie bars, candy cookies, chocolate chip cookie bars, leftover halloween candy cookie bars
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 Bars
Calories 250kcal
Author Laura

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9x9” baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream together butter and sugars in a standing mixer until well combined.
  • Add egg and vanilla to the mixer and beat until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients and beat until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Add chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed through the dough .
  • Press a little less than half of the dough into the bottom of your prepared baking pan, leaving about a ½ inch gap between the cookie dough and the side of the pan (it expands during baking)
  • Place Reese’s cups (or any other candy of your choosing) evenly spaced on top of the first layer of dough.
  • Top with the remaining cookie dough, making sure to completely cover the candy on both the top and sides.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  • Let the bars cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Use the parchment paper to life the cookie bars out of the pan, then cut into squares and serve.

Notes

*You can easily make the cookies gluten-free by substituting your favorite Gluten-Free all purpose flour for the regular flour, and choose a gluten-free candy variety!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.5g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 12.5g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23.8g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.9mg