This is me finding a solution to your Halloween candy dilemma. It’s a problem, right? I mean… how are we supposed to live surrounded by the mini Snickers bars? It’s entirely distracting. Snickers breakfast lunch and dinner. Let’s not talk about it. Instead, let’s add butter and flour and disguise our Halloween stash into chewy sweet and salty cookie bars… all suited and booted for sharing and giving.
Suit and boot. That’s what we do around here.
Let’s meditate on the simplicity of this recipe.
Ok… that’s enough, we’ve got cookie bars to get in the oven.
Think of these cookie bars as a giant press-in chocolate chip. Buttery, crisp around the edges, filled with an obscene amount of candy. You know how we do.
Eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract are the usual suspects.
We’re blending molasses into granulated sugar to deepen the flavor of the cookie bars. That hint of base bitterness is just the ticket.
Yes… there’s still hella candy.
Whisked eggs, butter, and vanilla meets flour, sugar, and leavening. Stir stir!
The batter will be rather thick and glossy. That’s right. Stir in a handful of candy and press into the pan for baking… but not before adding like waaaay more chocolate.
Baked up chewy and golden. All the candy, baked in bars, for sharing (and caring).