Since starting RhiaBakes I have posted recipes for brownies, cookies, crumbles, cupcakes and much more, but I have never posted a recipe for my Cookie Bars! Scrolling back through my page reminded me how popular the Kinder Cookie Bars were and that it was time for a new twist!
The Snickers bars work so well here as the caramel, chocolate and nougat melt into the cookie and the peanuts add a crunchy texture. I like to cut the Snickers into small cubes as this ensures that there is a piece in every bite!
The main thing you need to remember is that when you bake them, don’t overcook them! The top should be evenly golden and the edges firm but the centre still slightly soft. As with normal cookies, these Cookie Bars will continue cooking for a few minutes when out of the oven and will then begin to firm up as they cool.
🛒 Ingredients 🛒
▪️115g butter, softened
▪️110g light brown soft sugar
▪️80g golden caster sugar
▪️1 tsp vanilla extract
▪️285g plain flour
▪️1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
▪️1/2 tsp salt
▪️100g milk chocolate chips
▪️220g Snickers (cut into small pieces)
👩🍳 Method 👩🍳
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line an 8 inch square tray with greaseproof paper.
- In a bowl cream together the butter and the sugars until pale and creamy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla.
- Mix in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt until you have a thick dough.
- If you are using an electric mixer for the above stages, do the rest by hand so that you do not break up the chocolate pieces. Stir in the chocolate chips and the Snickers pieces.
- Press the cookie dough into your prepared tin and press down so that it is an even thickness. I like to lay a sheet of greaseproof over the top as that way it doesn’t get sticky.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Then leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and cooling on a wire rack.
- Slice, serve and enjoy! The cookies are delicious cold but if you want to reheat them for a dessert, pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds and then a further 15 seconds if needed.