Loaded Cookie Bars are stuffed with Oreo cookies, M&M’s, and Reese’s candy but you can toss in whatever you want! They’re thick, chewy, and scrumptious. Perfect for leftover Halloween candy! No mixer required.
I am currently in an afternoon daze. It’s so sunny and warm and I spent the morning running errands and now all I want to do is take a nap. Must. power. through. I have to avoid napping because I need to finish this post! I need to finish it because I’m so excited to share this recipe with you guys. It’s what’s sustaining me right now! The idea of super chewy, slightly gooey, and ultra tasty cookie bars loaded with all my favorite treats, Oreos, Pretzel M&M’s, and Reese’s cups, is the only thing keeping me here at my computer instead of on the couch! Side note: it’s pretty awesome that I get to work from home and can set my own hours. I don’t function as well in the afternoon as I do in the morning and at night, so I can plan my day around that. It’s such a blessing and I have YOU to thank in part for it. Thanks for reading my blog and keeping me in business!
Anyways, these Loaded Cookie Bars are super simple. No electric mixer, no chilling, no scooping. Nada. Just mix it all together and plop it into a pan and bake. Who needs artificial refrigerated cookie dough when it’s this simple? I even created a video for you to see how they’re made with some other baking tips and tricks below. The best part about these bars is that they’re completely customizable. You can add in whatever candy, cookies, and treats you want. Snickers, graham crackers, peanut butter chips, Hershey’s bars, whatever is left in your pantry. Whatever is left in your kid’s Halloween bucket. Whatever your heart desires!
How Do I make my cookies and bars CHEWY?
Watch the video below to see exactly how these bars are made AND to learn all my favorite tips and tricks for making your cookies and bars extra chewy and wonderful. For the best possible results, make the recipe as written. You can use only all-purpose flour instead of all-purpose and bread flour, but your bars will be a little less chewy.
For this video I decided to switch things up a little bit. Instead of doing my usual voice-over, I’m on camera explaining everything to you the entire time. It’s a little bit longer and it takes more effort on my part to create, but I think it’s more fun! Let me know if you have preference on which style you prefer.
What would you load these cookie bars with?