Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

Is your house full of those friggin' delicious mini chocolate bars, just begging to be eaten?  I have managed not to eat any of those little buggers up to this point, Hallelujah (cue angels singing from above)!!  But my kids, are a totally different story.  This past weekend I even tried the tactic that maybe if I let them eat as much as they wanted, they would make themselves sick of all their candy, and allow me to donate it or something?  Didn't work.  Hahaha, but they had the worst tummy aches!  Bad idea = lesson learned! 

My other idea was that they each give 15 chocolate bars to me, to create this monstrous Halloween Candy Cookie Bar!   The idea is that we take that many chocolate bars out of our house, and I give all the cookie bars away!   Hooray! 
Ummm...they haven't quite made it out of the house yet...maybe I'll bring them to work tomorrow?  Ya...tomorrow, for sure.

Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 cups assorted Halloween candy, roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Line a medium baking dish with parchment paper (I used 11x7 & they were huge!). Coat the paper with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl cream together the butter with the sugars.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.  Add dry ingredients to bowl, and stir until just incorporated. 
Spoon about half the batter to the prepared dish, & try to smooth out - fingertips or parchment paper work better than the spoon.   Add about half of the Halloween candy, and push into the batter.  Spoon remaining batter over top, and spread as evenly as possible.  Add the remaining Halloween candy and gently push into the batter.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let the dish cool completely then remove the cookies using the parchment paper overhang, cut into squares and serve with a big ol' glass of milk!


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