Friday, November 2, 2012

Kit Kat Cookie Bars

Today is the day after Halloween. Halloween is a holiday that kids really look forward to - when they get to dress up as their favorite story book or movie characters. The girls usually love to dress up as princesses or fairies & boys as their favorite super heroes. The best part of it all is the trick or treating & all the variety of candy that fills their bags or baskets.
We had a lot of fun last nite when we gave away a lot to candy to the kids who came trick or treating. The best part for my kids - in fact for all the kids when they see their bags fill up with candy!!! We had two bags of candy when we were finished with our trick or treat. I thought it might be nice to make something with the candy. I used some Kit Kat candy bars in this recipe. You can use your favorite candy bar - Twix (one other fav of mine), Reeses, M&M's, Snickers, Hershey regular bar or any other kind. I think I'll use a mixed variety in my next batch of cookie bars.


2 cups flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
a pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Kit Kat candy bars chopped into pieces


In a bowl, beat together butter & sugar till frothy. Add the egg & vanilla. Beat well till blended.

Fold in the flour,baking powder & salt. Stir in  the chopped candy bars.

Empty the dough into a baking dish lined with parchment paper.

Spread the dough to the sides of the baking dish.

Bake in a 375F pre-heated oven for 20-25 mins.

Then, remove from the oven & set aside to cool. Cut into cookie bars.

Here's the extra candy with which I made a second batch.



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