Chocolate chip cookies are by far the most FAVORITE dessert to bake with littles. It’s easy, fast, delicious and the kiddos feel that they actually baked their cookies by themselves. My boys are either dumping in all the ingredients, switching on the KitchenAid or rolling the cookie dough into balls to bake.
After the 100 millionth time of baking, my boy asked what else can we put in our cookies? I told him basically…..anything we want!! The more the merrier is my philosophy in ALL things in life.
A couple of weeks after Halloween we still had a bucket full of candy. I have a sweet tooth and I just couldn’t throw the extra candy away, believe me, I tried. I started to unwrap one to eat but then I didn’t stop. I decided to call the kids into the kitchen and told them we were making some chocolate chip candy cookies. I mean if we’re going to finish up the bucket of candy, might as well go out with a bang! All you have to do is cut up your favorite candy bars and add them to your favorite chocolate chip recipe at the end and fold them in. That’s it! To make a “healthier” version….. throw in some oatmeal.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Candy Bars
- 2 sticks butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups flour
- chocolate chips
- candy pieces cut in halves or fourths
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Whip butter for 5 minutes.
- Add sugars & beat well.
- Add eggs one at a time & mix well•next add the baking soda, baking powder, salt & vanilla. Beat well.
- Add the oatmeal.
- Mix in flour 1 cup at a time.
- Stir in chocolate chips & candy pieces.
- Press into baking dish & bake for 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.