Candy Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Hi Friends!

Today I have an amazing treat to share with you guys! They’re packed full of deliciousness and I made them in honor of a very special lady!

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Some of you might remember when I posted these on Instagram a few weeks ago. And then again when I didn’t get around to photographing them for another week or so icon smile Candy Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

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Well the whole reason I made them was to virtually celebrate a very good bloggy friend of mine. Rachel over at The Avid Appetite is having a baby! A couple months ago Lauren over at Keep it Sweet emailed me about having a virtual baby shower for Rachel and I immediately jumped on board! So today, we celebrate you Rach…and when I thought of you, I immediately knew I needed to make a delicious treat. (Side note- Rachel sent me salted caramel brownies for my birthday this year so i KNOW her sweet tooth will appreciate these icon smile Candy Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

For me, they were the perfect way to use up my leftover Halloween candy! With that, I give you…Candy Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Bars.

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This isn’t a complicated recipe. Use your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe, or use the one I used. I made a few healthy adjustments to the Betty Crocker recipe but don’t be fooled…this recipe is definitely a splurge icon smile Candy Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

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Chocolate candy and peanut butter cookies: this treat is a match made in dessert heaven.
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Ingredients
  • 9×9 pan
  • 6 Tbsp butter, softened
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ¼ c white sugar
  • ⅔ c peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c oats
  • 1 c white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 c chocolate chips, divided
  • ½ c butterscotch chips
  • 15 fun size twix bars
  • 8 fun size snickers bars

Instructions
  1. In a bowl, beat the butter, sugars, vanilla and peanut butter together.
  2. Add the egg and mix until combined
  3. Stir in the flour, oats, baking soda and baking powder until just mixed.
  4. Mix in ½ the chocolate chips.
  5. Grease a 9×9 pan and spread half the dough into the bottom of the pan.
  6. Melt the butterscotch chips and spread over the cookie dough.
  7. Top with candy bars (I placed them in rows).
  8. Melt the remaining chocolate chips and spread over the candy bars.
  9. Press the remaining dough across the top of the pan.
  10. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.
  11. Let cool in the pan, then slice into bars.

Sound good? If you want to eat them warm, go for it…they taste great and are nice and gooey…but the cookie part will be a little crumbly until it cools.

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Dig in!

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Congratulations Rachel! We love you icon smile Candy Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

PS. For more great baby shower eats, check out the posts below:

Garlic Mini Monkey Bread from Yums and Loves
[Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple-Marshmallow Filling ] from Eats Well with Others
Baby Shower Chocolate Clusters from Keep It Sweet Desserts