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Candy Bar Cookie Squares Recipe

Candy Bar Cookie Squares Recipe

"Be prepared...these disappear fast!" says Amy Voights of Brodhead, Wisconsin. Her sweets feature chunks of Snickers bars and use a yellow cake mix. "Try a chocolate mix," she suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Snickers candy bars (2.07 ounces each) , chopped


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, brown sugar, butter and eggs until well blended. Stir in chopped candy.
  • 2. Spread into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 159 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Candy Bar Cookie Squares

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2016

"Kids and adults will love this quick bar cookie! Just about any favorite or leftover candy works well. My recommendations are to chop candy finely and use non-stick spray in pan. Mine need 22 min in oven and once cooled cut very nicely for dessert trays. As a volunteer food editor for Taste of Home I enjoy classic recipes that can be made custom for my family needs."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"Good, and really easy. I used a mix of mini-sized candy bars, and my kids thought they were great. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"I made these using a devils food cake mix. I baked 25 minutes and I did add some whipping cream in with the mix as it was too dry using the ingredients as stated. They taste good, but I find them just a little dry. I think they would be awesome using a brownie mix and putting the candy into them. Still good."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"These were amazing--made as written. I've shared the recipe with everyone I know!!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"These were just amazing! I was looking for a different variety of brownie, one that was decadent, yet would really wow the kids. This fit the bill well! I actually sold them at a sale and saved a couple back for my husband and I to enjoy later, and they disappeared too. I would highly recommend them!!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"These were good and didn't last long. I will try a chocolate mix next time. I used m&m's and added pretzel broken up. The possibilities are endless, I will even give this treat as a Christmas gift in a jar idea."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"These were Delicious! They come out just like brownies!

My alterations to the recipe were: I used German Chocolate cake mix and added 1 tsp of coconut extract, Qty-15 various "fun" size candy bars left over from Halloween, and 1/2 cup of chopped nuts. I needed to add about a tablespoon or so of water when stirring in the chopped nuts and candy bar pcs because batter was quite thick and difficult to work with. This recipe is a great use of leftover Halloween candy bars. I will be making this recipe now every Halloween!"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"If you want to save time cutting these use the new snickers bites.

Theres a coupon for them here:
Anyway, I don't use Egglands Eggs but these are really good.
My little sister goes absolutely crazy for them."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

"I've used this recipe from time to time and I think it's GREAT! I've also found that I can use different types of miniature candy bars besides Snickers Bars! Actually the first time I started preparing these bars was back in 2003/2004! I'd prepare them for our youth group each month! I also made them again 8/14/13 and took them to the Volunteer Resources Dept. today as I volunteer for the local hospital! The bars were well received! I've used either a yellow cake mix or a Golden Butter Cake Mix! I used miniature candy bars-about 1 cup, chopped: I used a combination of Snicker's bars, Babe Ruth mini candy bars, and mini Nestles' candy bars to equal about 1 cup! I also added 1 tsp. vanilla extract for flavoring! I did grease and flour my baking pan-for me, I've found that the bars are easier for me to remove from the baking pan! I baked 25 minutes and used a cake tester to test the bars! Thank you, Amy Voights, for sharing this scrumptious recipe! delowenstein"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"These were excellent!! I love the taste of cake, but I am sometimes in the mood for something more travel-friendly. These held together wonderfully. I did spray the pan with non-stick spray before spreading the mix in so they did not stick at all. I will try this with different candies next time. The Snickers seemed to get a little chewy on the parts where the caramel touched the bottom of the pan."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"Since we are almond lovers, I made with Almond Joy bars and a choc. cake mix. Added 1 tsp almond extract and another 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds.

Thought we'ed died and gone to Heaven!! Thanks for the basic recipe. One can really be creative with it!

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"I followed this recipe exactly and I ended up with a 9x13 pan of brick brack. Pan should have been greased. Don't know what went wrong but won't try it again!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"I made these cookie bars with salted nuts and M&M's because I forgot to buy the candy bars. They were GREAT. Everyone wanted the recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"They are excellent and you can't just eat one! I have made this recipe twice now and the first time I only had 1 snicker bar but I used different candy bars and it still turned out excellent"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"very easy and yummy. I used a chocolate mix instead of yellow. Next time I make these I will add an extra candy bar or two."

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"I made this as written and next time will grease the pan and try a german chocolate cake mix."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"Yummy...very sweet."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"I used ten Snickers Fun Size Bars, and baked in a 15x10" Sheet Pan in my convection oven for 18 minutes. The height was perfect, and I definitely recommend using this size pan instead of the 13x9"."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"I used a chocolate cake mix. They are AWESOME! I cannot stop eating them!"

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"Yes, these certainly DO disappear fast! I made these for a church meeting and a huge plate was empty within 5 minutes. I saw one man take 4. I got a ton of compliments, too."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"My sister brought this to our Thanksgiving Family Dinner and we all loved it and yes I am going to make it this weekend!!"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

"These turned out SO good. Very moist and chewy and you could really use any candy bar with them. So easy too!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2009

"I tried the chocolate mix with 4 caramilk's probably the most requested dessert from my kids and their friends. So easy and delicious."

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2008

"Easy and deliscious!! yummy!!"

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