It’s a Candy Bar, It’s a Cookie…


These Candy Bar-Cookie Bars have a peanut butter-oatmeal cookie crust. Oats are mixed with butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and vanilla. The cookie layer is baked for a short time before topping with the candy bar layer.

Chopped peanuts are scattered on top of the baked crust. A simple mix of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and more peanut butter are all melted together and then spread on top of the peanuts. A scattering of peanuts and chips top it all off.

Lining the pan with foil that has been sprayed with nonstick spray allows you to take the whole pan of bars (chilled) out of the pan, and the foil easily peels off.

And it’s sooooo easy to get nice, clean cuts when the bars are chilled.

This recipe makes a bunch… a whole 9×13-inch pan-full. And you’ll want to cut them into small bites for easy eating, and because they’re… um… candy-bar-ish and one little square will properly satisfy your chocolate-peanut butter craving.

These are some yummy little treats. I’d say they’re mostly for Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dessert Fans who like oatmeal cookies too. That’s just about everyone, right? :)

This recipe can be found here: Candy Bar- Cookie Bars

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32 Responses to “It’s a Candy Bar, It’s a Cookie…”

  1. 1

    Sonia — April 26, 2010 @ 3:15 AM

    Wow…these looks so scrumptious! Superb pics. Loved the recipe and pics very much! :)

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    Michelle — April 26, 2010 @ 4:20 AM

    Oh my gosh, these look awesome!!!!

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    A Bowl Of Mush — April 26, 2010 @ 4:59 AM

    These look very yummy and indulgent! Delicious!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — April 26, 2010 @ 5:04 AM

    Holy cow. These look fantastic.

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    grace — April 26, 2010 @ 5:20 AM

    lovely layers, lori! (ah, alliteration. i just can’t escape it!) :)

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    Sarah Caron — April 26, 2010 @ 5:25 AM

    Beautiful! Those look fantastic. Can’t wait to try them.

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    Heather — April 26, 2010 @ 5:30 AM

    Wow! These look amazing! My husband would be in heaven. He’s one of those chocolate peanut butter fans. Can’t wait to try these.

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    Elle — April 26, 2010 @ 5:36 AM

    Hmmm, I don’t know if just one square would satisfy my candy bar craving. Maybe three. ;) Love these!

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    Sara — April 26, 2010 @ 9:34 AM

    Oh wow! I NEED to make these.

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    Memoria — April 26, 2010 @ 9:57 AM

    Well, I don’t like nuts, but I could take those out. I don’t know if I could just eat one either haha. Looks fantastic!

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    Paula — April 26, 2010 @ 2:06 PM

    my oh my that looks like perfect cookie/candy combo!!

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    Alexandra — April 26, 2010 @ 1:54 PM

    Oh my, those look amazing! Will definitely be making this the next time I have a bake sale… or just an urge for a baked good! I blame this site for the ever-increasing size of my rear end. haha. Have loved finding goodies to make here, since I found your peanut butter cup brownie blog awhile back and was mesmerized by the deliciousness :)

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    Lynn — April 26, 2010 @ 2:24 PM

    Wow, they look amazing. I’m reaching for the oats right now….

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    Janet — April 26, 2010 @ 3:17 PM

    Omigosh! I am in heaven drooling over these! And your pictures are fabulous!

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    Sues — April 26, 2010 @ 3:32 PM

    Oh gosh, I don’t know what is better: a candy bar or a cookie. So, I’m gonna go ahead and say this is the absolute ideal situation!!

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    leslie — April 26, 2010 @ 5:25 PM

    Drool drool drool….I.MUST. MAKE!

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    VeggieGirl — April 27, 2010 @ 2:54 AM

    It’s… THE BEST DESSERT BAR EVER!! :-D

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    pamela ponder — April 27, 2010 @ 7:18 AM

    oh yumm!!!

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    Manggy — April 27, 2010 @ 7:57 AM

    Well, count me in for sure among its admirers ;)

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — April 27, 2010 @ 9:19 AM

    yummy! I’d say candy bar :)

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — April 28, 2010 @ 9:21 AM

    WOW that looks amazing and yet so DAMN dangerous!! HEHE

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    Maria — April 28, 2010 @ 9:28 AM

    I love the crust Lori! Great sweet treat!

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    Jen Schall — April 28, 2010 @ 11:49 AM

    Looks yummy! :)

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    Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) — April 29, 2010 @ 2:23 AM

    Layer upon layer of deliciousness! Yumm!

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    Barbara — April 29, 2010 @ 7:57 AM

    No, it’s SUPERBAR!!!!
    Love it…just chock full of all the things we love!

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    Window On The Prairi — April 29, 2010 @ 11:34 AM

    cookie or candy bar…either way it looks scrumptious.

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    Nancy — June 30, 2010 @ 10:21 AM

    Do they ever looks good. Can’t wait to make them. mmmmmmmmm.

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    Janet — June 30, 2010 @ 4:12 PM

    Would like to have recipe I couldnt get the actual recipe

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    dee abromavich — June 30, 2010 @ 4:20 PM

    i have made them and they don’t stay very long. totally out of this world

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    Lori Lange — June 30, 2010 @ 9:51 PM

    @Janet, At the end of the post is a link to the actual recipe.

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    Sandy — September 22, 2010 @ 5:09 PM

    YUMmmmmmmmmmmm! When are they going to make VIRTUAL screens, so I can taste it NOW???

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    Jenni — January 1, 2011 @ 6:10 PM

    These are evil!!! I had to make sure that all got eaten.