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Valentine Candy Cookie Bars


  • Author: Joscelyn | Wife Mama Foodie

Description

These cookie bars are the perfect treat to use up leftover Valentine’s Day Candy. Can even be made gluten free and vegan with listed substitutions. 


Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil (can use dairy-free butter)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk of choice or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free measure for measure flour blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped Valentine chocolate candy bars or candy pieces, plus more for decorating the top (use dairy-free, if needed)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, plus more for top (optional. Use dairy-free if needed)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line an 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, sugars, milk, and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring just until combined. Stir in candy and chocolate chips.
  3. Press cookie dough evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until golden brown. May take more time, depending upon the pan you use and your oven.
  4. Let cool completely before cutting into bars and serving. Makes 9–12 bars.