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Almost a Candy Bar Recipe

Almost a Candy Bar Recipe

Says Barb Wyman from her kitchen in Hankinson, North Dakota: "Because I love candy bars and marshmallows, this recipe was a cinch to invent—and I’ve yet to find anyone who doesn’t enjoy it! The quick bars make great individually wrapped treats for picnics, lunch boxes or out-the-door snacking. And with all the different layers and flavors, they’re sure to please just about everyone."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 4 chewy s'mores granola bars, chopped
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 2-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature pretzels
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Let dough stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften. In a large bowl, combine dough and granola bars. Press into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2. Sprinkle with butterscotch chips and marshmallows. Bake 3-4 minutes longer or until marshmallows begin to brown. Sprinkle with walnuts; arrange pretzels over the top. In a small saucepan, melt the peanut butter chips, corn syrup and butter; spoon over bars.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread or drizzle over bars. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 263 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 251965
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2016

"These are rich, decadent and delicious. They would be a welcome treat on any cookie tray."

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Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 251961
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2016

""not about this recipe"---I may be the only person with a negative opinion about butterscotch chips. I have 3 pkgs in the freezer and used 1/3 of a pkg in a recent recipe. realized I simply don't like the flavor (chemical to me) at all. in this recipe I'd have to substiture those with another chip, I do have cinnamon chips."

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jbruizer@yahoo.com User ID: 6824185 235144
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"These are awesome! Easy to make and sinfully yummy! You can totally play around with different flavor morsels and flavored marshmallows! Thanks for the great recipe, my family loved them! :-D"

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Solomio User ID: 7979165 229539
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"These were a hit and I even mixed up the order for layers. They looked a little different but everyone loved them."

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barby64 User ID: 4277105 94909
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2014 Edited Apr. 18, 2014

"I just had to pop on here and tell you all how sweet it was to see the reviews you posted about this Barwhen I started to create this bar an elderly women who has long passed was the biggest inspiration for this so it was nice to see others also enjoyed it as wellTHANK YOU ALL VERY MUCHMay GOD BLESS ALL YOUR DAYS

and THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THEM
It sounds to me as you enjoy them as much as we do"

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Mommabear1025 User ID: 7537890 163849
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"I made these for a "bake off" contest at work. They won 1st place in 2 categories, Best Tasting and Most Original. Thanks for making me look good :)"

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tohfan88 User ID: 7210148 149040
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"This recipe is was a hit with everyone!! Thanks for sharing!!"

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afschaak User ID: 4514466 95927
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"Soooo Gooood! This new bar has been added to my coveted Christmas cookie tray assortment and I don't add new recipes very often! Chuck full of goodies, there isn't anyone that won't love this bar. Very easy to prepare. I would have to say this is a Candy Bar Bar!!"

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afschaak User ID: 4514466 94907
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"Soooo Gooood!! This is a new Christmas staple for my cookie tray and I don't add new recipes very often! Was very easy to prepare and everyone loved it, not that there was much to dislike! Can't get more packed with goodies if you tried! I would have to say this is a Candy Bar Bar!!"

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gwashington1961 User ID: 6420190 95057
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"Almost a Candy Bar Recipe for an Christmas cookie. The recipe is there to create a special treat! Enjoy! :-)"

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phmgh5 User ID: 6704327 163847
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"Nutty Smore's were no where to be found so I threw in a small handful of chopped nuts to the first layer...great picnic/potluck dessert!!!"

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clpeiff User ID: 2993353 149522
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"I just used the chocolate chip granola bars. Could not find the nutty smores. I had to copy this recipe for the teachers at my sons school. It was a HIT!!!! I will definately make them again and again."

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jamielee25 User ID: 1830663 95056
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"I made these for Christmas and they were amazing!! I used the s'mores granola bars that are in the generic walmart mixed granola bar box. So incredible that I had to share them on my cooking blog (www.smoochinginthekitchen.blogspot.com) This is going into my recipe file to make again for sure!"

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lohoff@sbcglobal.net User ID: 1867477 149824
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"can anyone tell where to get the nutty s'mores trail mix bars? I would like to make these but I can't find the trail mix bars."

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lohoff@sbcglobal.net User ID: 1867477 163982
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"Where do you find the nutty smore bars? What brand are they?"

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mauishores User ID: 1088145 149822
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"Very rich and extremely delicious. Simple to make. People will ask for the recipe so be prepared."

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SpasticFurchild User ID: 4605477 95055
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"I've made this once, and gave half to my work and the other half to my fiance's work. Both containers were gone before the end of the day.

This is quite possibly the best dessert I've ever eaten. EVER. :)"

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aprillynn User ID: 2599764 149821
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"This is my kids favorite recipe and they beg me to make it all the time. It is so yummy and it will sure cure your sweet tooth. Thanks will make it over and over again."

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Got2BKD User ID: 1525315 67553
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

"I just made this recipe over the weekend and it was very good. Everyone liked it however, It took me alot longer then it said to put together. I used honey instead of corn syrup, peanut butter for the peanut butter chips and peanuts for the walnuts. Yummy but so many steps and ingredients this will be a recipe that won't get made very often."

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JessCostello User ID: 4038887 95925
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I have made this several times now, and it is always a hit. My coworkers go nuts when Ibring this particular snack in, and there is never even a sliver left over. It also does great at bake sales. Cut into the 1 inch squares, they easily sell for 1 dollar each, and then people come back for more! What a great fundraiser!!! I use the Quaker (or store brand) Chewy Smores Granola Bars, and they work just fine."

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aprillynn User ID: 2599764 163338
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"I made this for a potluck. It makes alot so I was excited because I wanted to be able to have leftovers but they were so good that I didnt get to take some home. The kids loved them and always ask me to make them now. This has become a recipe that adults and kids ask me to make everything we have a gathering."

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sweetsue1006 User ID: 2176954 149520
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"Sounds good but don't plan to make it. Too many ingredients!!!!!!!"

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castlek User ID: 1056158 163980
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"To be honest, this dessert did not have the "wow" factor I was looking for. I took it to a church potluck and folks said they liked the bars, but I will not be making them again. Karen"

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grensrud User ID: 4501110 208734
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"Try the smores granola bars made by Quaker, that's what I used by pure accident. I thought that was what the recipe called for and I forgot my grocery list at home. I thought they turned out great!"

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mndi2 User ID: 3742253 163845
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"after searching all the grocery stores in the area today.. I came back home and did some research.. apparently the nutty s'mores trail mix bars are made by Skippy.. and have been discontinued.. I thought I'd share this info incase someone else knows of a substitution.. I'd really love to make this dessert!"

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mollymas52 User ID: 1090569 165310
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"have made this recipe several times for a fund raiser for a little boy who was badly burned and each time this is the best selling baked item. delicious"

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MissM_Home User ID: 2022934 95054
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2009

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Says Barb Wyman from her kitchen in Hankinson, North Dakota: "Because I love candy bars and marshmallows, this recipe was a cinch to invent—and I’ve yet to find anyone who doesn’t enjoy it! The quick bars make great individually wrapped treats for picnics, lunch boxes or out-the-door snacking. And with all the different layers and flavors, they’re sure to please just about everyone."

SERVINGS: 36
CATEGORY: dessert dessert-recipes/">
METHOD: Baked
TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients:

  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 4 nutty s'mores trail mix bars (1.23 ounces each), chopped
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 2-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature pretzels
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips

Directions:

Let dough stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften. In a large bowl, combine dough and trail mix bars. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
    Sprinkle with butterscotch chips and marshmallows. Bake 3-4 minutes longer or until marshmallows begin to brown. Sprinkle with walnuts; arrange pretzels over the top. In a small saucepan, melt the peanut butter chips, corn syrup and butter; spoon over bars.
    In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread or drizzle over bars. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.

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slug9000 User ID: 3827284 102547
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2009

"This recipe was really easy to make. I found that the marshmallows took awhile to brown on top, so I would recommend not completely baking the bottom layer before you put the butterscotch chips and marshmallows on top. I would also recommend more pretzels."

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