Milky Way Cookie Bars

Two of my children spent last Saturday evening at a bonfire, cookout, and devotional with our youth group.  Since they always bring a drink and dessert to share with friends, I needed to come up with something to send with them.

It’s been an extremely busy couple of weeks.  Just two days ago, we returned from a trip to San Francisco where my husband was speaking.  It was a fun vacation for us, but with a 3 hour time difference, lots of catching up to do at home, and a ladies day to attend this morning, I didn’t have a lot of time for baking.  I found this recipe on a blog while in California and filed it away to try.  With my lack of time, this seemed like the perfect dessert to make.

With just two ingredients, you can whip this one up in no time!  When these bars had cooled just slightly, they were absolutely amazing!  Warm, gooey, and perfect!  Of course, homemade cookie dough would be wonderful if you happen to have some (which I usually do), but the store bought stuff was totally delicious!

If you are buying Halloween candy soon, be sure to put away some candy bars to make this recipe.  Though I haven’t tried it, I think Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, or lots of other candy bars might be delicious, too!  Now that I think about it, kids at the door on Halloween night might just get gum and hard candies.  Candy bars now have a higher purpose! 🙂

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  • 2 regular size rolls of chocolate chip cookie dough (found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store)
  • 12-14 “Fun” size Milky Way candy bars or 4 regular size bars


Lay the cookie dough out on the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.  Just pat it down like you were making  cookie bars.

Put it in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Cut your fun size candy bars in halves.  If using full size candy bars, you will need about 4 candy bars.

After 15 minutes, take pan out of the oven and sprinkle the chopped up candy over the top, using your finger to gently poke the candy down into the dough.

Return to the oven for about 15 more minutes.

Allow the bars to cool and then cut into pieces!

Adapted from: YourHomeBasedMom


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