Food for Friends: Candy Bar Cookies

Nom-rating: ***** (5/5)

Mr. Torres and I are helping some friends move into their new house this evening and I thought it would be lovely to have a snack to take so that we don’t get hungry while we’re working:)

Candy Bar Cookies

Despite the fact that I think cooking is the most fun when you’re trying to make something new, there a few recipes that are so good that they just keep getting made over and over again.

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This recipe is one that came from Mama K’s lineup and is one of the easiest and most delicious bar/cookie recipes that I have ever eaten (mostly) or made (a few times).


Another great thing about this recipe is that it uses pantry staples.

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Another great thing about this recipe is that it involves chocolate and peanut butter.

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The only downfall?

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They really are the most delicious if you let them cool.

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Trust me. I’ve been impatient and eaten them too soon almost as often as I’ve made them.

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Patience is happening today.

I won’t be digging into these until I’ve moved at least one box…maybe:)

Verdict: When my littlest sister was home from college one weekend, my mom called me mid-morning to tell me she was making these and to come over to visit. I had some stuff to finish up around my house, but when I stopped by sometime in the late afternoon, I was shocked to hear that the candy bar cookies had indeed been made and had already been eaten. Three people, one 13×9 inch pan of candy bar cookies and a few hours later, there was nothing left. There were also no apologies. They’re just that good.

Nom-rating: ***** (5/5)

Food for Friends: Candy Bar Cookies


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Beat brown sugar and butter until fluffy
  3. Add corn syrup, salt, vanilla and oats and mix well
  4. Bake in a greased 13x9 inch pan for 15 minutes
  5. As it bakes, mix peanut butter and chocolate chips
  6. Drop by spoonfuls on bars while hot, spread as it melts
  7. Allow to cool completely before enjoying

8 thoughts on “Food for Friends: Candy Bar Cookies

  1. Erin says:

    Yep, that happened. Someone *ahem* also made a batch that turned out hard as rocks once. They got eaten anyway.

    • kaceytorres says:

      Thanks for reminding me:P I think the only time one of my disasters didn’t get eaten were the break-your-teeth cinnamon rolls…well, the anchovy and ramen noodle dip Lins and I made wasn’t a very big hit either!

      • Erin says:

        I thought Lindsey and Dad ate at least some of those cinnamon rolls. I don’t remember that dip . . . but I do remember the ufot! It was tried, but not eaten.

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