Chocolate and Peanut Butter Magic Cookie Bars
|It's got the magic in me. Graham cracker crusted, chocolate and peanut butter filled blondie-like|
Because you're going to need a cardiologist when your done. Here's the thing, magic cookie bars are supposed to be bright and cheerful with M&Ms or Reese's Pieces, however you can put almost anything in them you want. Consider this is a DIY recipe for your own dream cookie bar. I'll give you the base, and then what I added, but feel free to change it up, and add whatever you like in 1/2 cup amounts. Say you'd like some coconuts, or miniature Snicker bars, well then, as they say at Disney we all have the ability to find the magic in ourselves.
|This is some serious cookie dough.|
1.5 cups flour
1.5 sticks of softened unsalted butter
1.5 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
0.5 teaspoon salt
(Also a bit of cooking spray for good measure.)
Cookie Bar "Fillings"
To the above recipe you can add any number of ingredients to make your own magic. Use 1/2 cup amounts in the batter, and be creative. You can also dust the bottom of the pan with graham crackers, or drizzle some chocolate on top. I was feeling a bit of a peanut butter and chocolate craving the day I made these:
0.5 Cup Reese's Pieces
0.5 Cup M&Ms
0.5 Cup mini-marshmallows
2 ounces of walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix dry ingredients (including the goodies., then add wet and combine.
- Spray 13x9 pan with cooking-spray.
- Transfer batter and smooth flat.
- Bake for 18-24 minutes, texture will be slightly wet in the middle when done
- Cool for at least 10 minutes.