Candy Bar Cookies
Contributed by Diane S.

                            Candy Bar Cookies

Recipe By     : Chatelaine Magazine - May 1998
Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Cookies                          Desserts

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   4      39 to 62 g    candy bars with chocolate
   1      cup           walnuts or pecans
   1      cup           all-purpose flour
     1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
   1      teaspoon      salt
   1      cup           brown sugar
     1/2  cup           unsalted butter at room temperature
     1/2  cup           vegetable oil
   1                    egg -- lightly beaten
   1 1/2  teaspoons     vanilla
   2      cups          old fashioned or quick cooking oats, not
                        instant or presweetened

Preheat oven to 350F.  Lightly grease baking sheets.  Coarsely chop candy
bars.  If using choclate novelties such as leftover Easter chocolate,
coarsely chop and measure out about 1 1/4 cups.  Coarsely chop nuts.

In a small mixing bowl, use a fork to stir flour with baking soda and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar with butter and oil until blended.  Beat
in egg and vanilla.  Gradually stir in flour mixture just until combined.
Stir in oatmeal, chopped candy bars and nuts until evenly mixed.

Drop slightly rounded tablespoonfuls at least 1 inch apart on prepared
cookie sheets.  Bake in centre of preheated 350F oven until golden around
edges and just firm to the touch from 8 to 10 minutes.  Using a spatula,
transfer cookies to a rack to cool.  Cookies can be frozen.

                   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NOTES : Choose your favorite candy bar.  We loved these cookies using Skor,
Crispy Crunch, Toblerone, Snickers and Reese's Pieces.  It is also a great
way to use Easter chocolate novelties too-just chop into the size of
chocolate chips

Chatelaine Tip:  Make up dough without candy.  Then divide into 4 bowls and
stir a different chopped candy bar into each bowl.
September 98 Recipes