Candy Bar Cookies

by Cocoaphone, Cookie Club Member

Recipe Courtesy of

Category: Desserts, Bars-Cookies

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Level: Baking Experience Helpful

Yield: 24 Cookies

These cookie bars are made with oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. The base is salty and sweet, and the topping is very sweet! Not sure why they are called candy bar cookies though. They do not taste like any candy bars we've ever had. Maybe it's because the peanut butter chocolate coating tastes like candy (similar to Reese's), and, they are BAR COOKIES. Put them together and what do you have? Candy Bar Cookies! :o)


1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed

1/2 c. butter, softened

1/2 c. light corn syrup

3 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. salt

4 c. quick-cooking oats

1/2 c. peanut butter

1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips


By hand or with electric mixer on medium speed, combine brown sugar and softened butter until fluffy. Add corn syrup, vanilla, and salt. Stir in oats. Spread evenly in greased 9x13x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Melt peanut butter and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly. (Editor's Note: We melted the peanut butter and chocolate chips in the microwave, on high for 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds.) Spread over baked cookie layer while still warm. Cut into bars, when cool. Makes 2 dozen bars.