Peanut Butter Candy Bite Cookie Bars
Peanut Butter Candy Bite Cookie Bars are a rich, gooey, treat loaded with peanut butter and bite size pieces of candy. The bottom crust is a peanut butter cookie dough, bite size candies arranged on top, covered with remaining cookie dough and drizzled with sweetened condensed milk.
I had a bowl of leftover Easter candies after my grandchildren left, and someone (me) kept getting into it. Those pieces of chocolate just looked like they would be happy going into a cookie dough. There was originally several Rolo candies, but I cleaned those out rather quickly. They would have been great in this recipe. Use any kind of candy you have available.
Mix the cookie dough.
Press about two thirds of the dough into a brownie pan (7×11 inch) that has been lined with parchment paper.
Arrange the candy pieces over the top of the dough. I used about 50 pieces of candy. The larger ones were cut in half. I had 3 pieces of peanut butter-chocolate candy from a church sale, that I even add in. These cookie bars would still be wonderful with less pieces of candy also.
Cover candy with the remaining dough. I dropped the dough on top using a teaspoon, covering all of the candy that I could.
Drizzle Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk over the top. I love buying the milk in this container. It is so easy to store the leftover amount.
Bake cookie bars. Remove from oven, place on wire cooling rack.
Allow to cool about 2 hours, transfer to a cutting board and cut into desired size squares.
I cut off the edges before I cut the bars, and was so impressed that the candy pieces were still in the shape they started as for the most part.
This is a very rich dessert so best to cut small pieces.
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