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Monday
Jan302012

Loaded cookie bars

Apparently some people are wanting healthy recipes these days?! I'll get back to that in February. :) I spent much of my December brainstorming sugary, gooey treats, so it has been hard to get them out of my brain. Last week I was pondering a "loaded" cookie in bar form, and how easy they would be if I used pre-made dough.

These bars were super slick to make, and they were as yummy as they look. I did not share them very well with others!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine:

One 16.5-oz. roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough, at room temperature

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter chips

1 cup M&M's chocolate candies

1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped

Thoroughly mix ingredients together with your hands. 

Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish, and distribute the dough evenly. There will be some "extra" goodies at the bottom of your mixing bowl. Top the bars with the extra candies, nuts, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

Bake in the preheated oven for 22-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Let the bars cool completely before cutting into squares.

I love that different ingredients can be used to reflect differing tastes or even holidays! Use green M&M's for St. Patty's day or chocolate chip cookie dough for a more chocolatey bar. Be creative! Enjoy!

Click here for a printable recipe!