Candy Cookie Bars Recipe – #FBCookieSwap

Completed recipe _ KaTom Blog

Finished peppermint cookie bars – KaTom Blog


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and 1/2 cups assorted candy bars chopped

To begin, preheat the oven to 350º F. Then, line an 8-inch, square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Ingredients in Duralex bowls _ KaTom Blog

All ingredients measured out for recipe – KaTom Blog

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a second mixing bowl, stir together the melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Once combined, add the egg and mix until fully incorporated.

Wet cookie mixture _ KaTom blog

Incorporating candy into mix by hand – KaTom Blog

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. If you are using a stand mixer, it is best to do so on the very lowest setting.

Peppermint Cookie bars _ KaTom blog

Peppermint Cookie Bark – KaTom Blog

Once all ingredients are fully combined, fold in the candy of your choice by hand. At this point, the batter should be very thick.

Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove the pan from oven and place on a cooling rack. After about 10 minutes, remove from pan and allow to cool completely.

Once fully cooled, cut bars into size of your choice and enjoy.

These bars keep at room temperature for up to one week.

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction