Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cookie Bars with Reece’s Pieces and Chocolate Chips

I went to visit my sister a couple weeks ago. I always like to take a little treat when I go.

This time I was a bit short on time so I had to make something quick and easy.  These amazing Cookie Bars were the perfect thing. They took no time to whip up and they taste beyond amazing.

They are full of chocolate chips and crispy Reece’s Pieces; they are soft and chewy, totally awesome.

What you need,

½ cup butter, melted (I used salted but if you use unsalted add ½ tsp. of salt to the mixture)
1 large egg
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup + 2 tbsp. semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup + 2 tbsp. mini Reece’s Pieces

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray, set aside.

In a large bowl melt the butter and let it cool for 5 minutes. Add the egg and beat with a hand beater until fully combined. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.

Add the flour and mix until just combined. Fold in ½ of the chocolate chips and ½ cup of the mini Reece’s Pieces.  Spread the dough into an even layer into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips and Reece’s Pieces on the top and press lightly with spatula to help them stick.

Bake for 25-28 minutes or until the edges begin to brown and the middle is set. Do not overcook; a little chewy is better than hard, well in my opinion anyway!

Let the bars cool completely then slice into squares. Store the bars in an airtight container for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 3 months. 

Honestly these bars won’t last the day… they are just that good!



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