I’ve been on a cookie bar kick ever since a reader sent me this recipe: Salted Nut Bars.
I made them right away and thought I’d died and gone to heaven. They are hands-down the best cookie bars I’ve ever had. They’re made with a cake crust with toppings of melted butterscotch chips, marshmallows, Rice Krispies, and peanuts. They are to die for and I swore I’d never make them again because I was afraid I really would kill myself eating them. Then I made them again. Because I couldn’t help myself.
I’m lucky I’m still alive.
I’ve been wanting to make these Avalanche Bars ever since they were posted by Lisa, so I tried to break my Salted Nut Bars obsession with them. It’s another Rice Krispies-based bar with white chocolate, chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallows.
Again, to die for. Which is what turned my Salted Nut Bars obsession into a full-blown cookie bar problem.
Then I had these Crispy Peanut Butter Bars with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and peanuts at Georgia’s sister’s house.
Why, why, have all these cookie bars come into my life? I fear for my waistline. And I don’t want to fear alone, so I feel compelled to share the goodness with you. I’ve been saving cookie bar recipes to my recipe box left and right. Here is a sampling of some more of the delicious addictiveness available on Farm Bell Recipes:
1972 Bisquick Pecan Bars from Rhonda.
Pear Custard Bars from KentuckyFarmGirl.
Rhubarb Custard Bars from purpleferrets.
And wait, there’s more!
Almost A Candy Bar from barbyellen 64, Baby Ruth Bars from Pete, Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars from Lisa, Easy Lemon Bars from tsmith, First Nana’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from Pete, Fudgy Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars from rileysmom, Lemon Coconut Meringue Bars from CindyP, Luscious Lemon Bars from Diane, Peanut Butter Bars from minna, Pumpkin Raisin Bars from Mrs. Turkey, Squash Dessert Squares from Sheryl-Runningtrails, The Motherlode Layered Cookie Bars from Lisa, and Those Chocolate Caramel Bars from Kelley.
What are you people trying to do to me?!
You can find all the cookies and bars on Farm Bell Recipes here:
Cookies and Bars
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This way lies madness, but since I’m already pretty crazy who cares?! At least I’ll be crazy with a big smile on my face! Thanks for all those links.
On August 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm
Yummy! What a way to go…
On August 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm
Cookie bars are a basic food group to me! I make those when I can’t wait to make individual cookies…..that’s about ALWAYS!!
On August 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm
Suzanne–I laughed really loudly when I read this because I could so relate! A couple co-workers came over to see what I was enjoying so much! When you said “I’m lucky I’m still alive.” I know exactly what you mean.
On August 26, 2010 at 2:11 pm
I don’t make my own bars, BUT Planters has an excellent bar with honey roasted peanuts, cashews and almonds in a lightly chewey bar – DELICIOUS. It’s been my breakfast for two weeks now, along with an apple. Kinda tastes like a candied apple when you eat them together.
On August 26, 2010 at 7:31 pm
I love making bars……they go so much faster 🙂 And thank you for bringing all these to attention..yes, I needed that! LOL!
On August 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm