Candy Bar BarsPosted by Cupcake Kelly on Jan 31, 2013 in Brownies & Squares | Comments Off on Candy Bar Bars
I hoard a lot of baking ingredients. I buy in bulk when I go to the US and if there is a handful of chocolate chips left in a bag I’ll save them. As a result I have about 10 bags with a few chips left in each.
In an effort to use them all up before they expire I was on the lookout for a jumble or everything cookie. I used one whole Crunch bar, some leftover mini M&M’s and a bag of mini peanut butter cups. I still have a huge stash even after I made these!
The recipe called for a 9 x 13 pan but I only have a 9 x9 pan. I increased the baking time by about 20 minutes. I should have taken these out a few minutes sooner (doh!) they were good the first day but dried out pretty quickly.
2 1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups plain flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
10 ounces of chopped candy bars
- Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C and line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Beat in the vanilla.
- Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and beat until just combined. Stir in the candy pieces by hand.
- Pour the batter into the prepared tin and spread evenly with a spatula. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is golden brown. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Cut into bars once completely cool.
adapted from The Joy of Cooking All About Cookies