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Candy Bar Cookie Squares Recipe
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Candy Bar Cookie Squares Recipe

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"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
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

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.

Directions

  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.
Originally published as Candy Bar Cookie Squares in Quick Cooking September/October 2004, p6

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 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.

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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!

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

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

Theres a coupon for them here:

http://printablecouponsanddeals.com/2013/10/snickers-or-milky-brand-bites-1-and-2-off-any-one-snickers-or-milky-brand-bites-8oz-size-50-off-any-one-snickers-or-milky-way-brand-bites-2-83-oz-size.html

Anyway, I don't use Egglands Eggs but these are really good.

My little sister goes absolutely crazy for them.

MY REVIEW
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

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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.

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