It’s a Candy Bar, It’s a Cookie…

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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

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • shelly (cookies and cups) wrote:

    yummy! I’d say candy bar 🙂

  • Manggy wrote:

    Well, count me in for sure among its admirers 😉

  • pamela ponder wrote:

    oh yumm!!!

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  • leslie wrote:

    Drool drool drool….I.MUST. MAKE!

  • Sues wrote:

    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!!

  • Janet wrote:

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

  • Lynn wrote:

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

  • Alexandra wrote:

    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 🙂

  • Paula wrote:

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

  • Memoria wrote:

    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!

  • Sara wrote:

    Oh wow! I NEED to make these.

  • Heather wrote:

    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.

  • Sarah Caron wrote:

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

  • grace wrote:

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

  • Jessica @ How Sweet wrote:

    Holy cow. These look fantastic.

  • A Bowl Of Mush wrote:

    These look very yummy and indulgent! Delicious!

  • Elle wrote:

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

  • Michelle wrote:

    Oh my gosh, these look awesome!!!!

  • Sonia wrote:

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