Happy Sunday! The weather this weekend is absolutely stunning: the sun is shining brightly, the air is crisp & slightly cool, the sky is a beautiful baby blue… Wish it would last forever!
Today i decided to bake some cookie bars. Cookie bars are very versatile; you can put whatever mix-ins you like. I happen to have a bunch of chocolate coconut truffles sitting around so i decided to chop them up and add them into my cookie base.
Of course you can add chocolate chips to make chocolate chip cookie bars, or chocolate candies like M&M’s to make monster bars, or peanut-butter cups to make PB cookie bars… the possibilities are endless!
- 1/2 cup melted butter, divided
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, divided
- 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup chopped coconut truffles, divided
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking pan with foil.
- Combine 6 Tbsp melted butter, white sugar, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, vanilla and egg and mix well.
- Combine dry ingredients and stir into wet ingredients until dough forms. Stir in 3/4 cup chopped truffles. Press dough into pan.
- Combine remaining melted butter & brown sugar and pour onto dough.
- Bake 8-10 minutes until edges are golden. Remove from oven. Sprinkle remaining chopped truffles on top and press gently into cookie.
- Let cool slightly in pan before moving to wire rack. Cut into bars and enjoy!
These cookie bars are awesome: crunchy on the outside, soft & chewy inside. They taste almost like Samoa cookies with the slight but not overpowering hint of coconut.
Well, i’m off to enjoy my cookie bars on my patio with a cup of coffee and a good book. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and happy baking! 🙂