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
  • 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 Gold Medal™ 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.

Expert Tips

For fun (and if available) use candy-coated chocolate pieces in your school colors.

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.