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Candy Bar Cookie Squares

"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
    2 dozen


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, brown sugar, butter and eggs until well blended. Stir in chopped candy.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 159 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • PageRD
    May 2, 2018

    These were very tasty and my crew at work devoured them. I would have liked more Snickers so next time I think I'll use four bars. I'm sure there are plenty of other combinations that would work great as well.

  • mamaknowsbest
    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.

  • MRPinter
    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!

  • pmcollector
    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.

  • kimb0
    Oct 12, 2014

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

  • juliacooks
    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!!

  • mptwins
    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.

  • Survivorgirl
    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!

  • Miraoli
    Oct 4, 2013

    If you want to save time cutting these use the new snickers bites.Theres a coupon for them here:, I don't use Egglands Eggs but these are really good.My little sister goes absolutely crazy for them.

  • delowenstein
    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