Chocolate Candy Cookie Bars

Bar cookies are a great way to save time. These winners are loaded with nuts and colorful chocolate candies.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 36

Ingredients

3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup shortening
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1
egg
1 3/4
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup candy-coated chocolate candies or semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup chopped nuts, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in vanilla and egg until well blended.
  • 2 On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt until dough forms. With spoon, stir in chocolate candies and nuts. Spread dough in ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    130
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    90mg
    90%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    16g
    16%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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