Almost a Candy Bar Recipe
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Almost a Candy Bar Recipe

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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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Almost a Candy Bar in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p33

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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."

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."

[email protected] 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"

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."

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

It sounds to me as you enjoy them as much as we do"

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 :)"

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

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

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!!"

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!!"

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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