Reduced Sugar Snickers Cookie Bars

December 5, 2011 · 42 comments

I almost feel like I’m cheating by participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap of 2012. We all know I’m not really a food blogger.

But, whaddya know, they took me.

So swap cookies, I shall.

Cookie bars, that is. And my Cookie Swap matches Emma, Julianna, and Bianca are going to benefit.

I’m a big fan of the plain chocolate chip cookie. I’d pass up a snickerdoodle, sugar cookie, or italian wedding cookie any day for a plain chocolate chip.

But then, if I could have it in bar form with extra stuff in it? Sign. Me. Up.

Add some Snickers? I’m done for.

Dear Cely, were you aware our two favorite candy bars had a baby? It’s unreal.

These babies were inspired by The Joy of Cooking Christmas Cookies‘ Candy Bar Bars.

I recommend getting your Snicker chopping out of the way first. Grab a good knife to get the job done quickly.

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Your finished product will be an ooey, gooey, rich hunk’a chocolatey caramel cookie.

Which you should immediately (and by immediately, I mean after they’re cooled) dunk into almond milk to enjoy.

Just don’t forget to acknowledge to everyone in the house they are not to be disturbed until you say so.

Simple, yet effective.

Good luck refraining from face-planting into that. I know I wanted to.

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1 nicole marie December 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm

i would never be accepted into this cookie swap club. but i shall, indeed, live vicariously through your honourable posts. πŸ˜‰ x
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2 Kailey (SnackFace) December 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Holy sh!t. I need those right this second. And you probably already know this, as everything in our lives is eerily similar, but I, too, am all about the plain chocolate chip cookie. I will bypass every other dessert in favor of a homemade chocolate chip bundle of deliciousness.
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3 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat December 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Those look incredible. You have some lucky swap partners!
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4 lindsay December 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm

can you please send me some to New Zealand? I mean shipping is nothing, really! JK> i love this, good stuff woman!
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5 Dorsa @ Running Thoughts December 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm

oh dear those look amazing.. Poo I wish I was participating in the cookie swap.. I haven’t heard of such a thing till now πŸ™ sad
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6 Jen@FoodFamilyFitness December 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm

HOly mother effer. These look so good!!!!
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7 kaitlin @4loveofcarrots December 5, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I want to face plant into those right now!!! I will be making these and I may single handedly eat half of them


8 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe December 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Ummmm can you send me some of those even if I’m not in the cookie swap? They sound incredible, and look even better (if that’s possible).
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9 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile December 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm

These look sooo good! Such a great idea.


10 Amber K December 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Snickers are awesome. Snicker cookie bars? This can only get better.
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11 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers December 5, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Oh gosh – those look like heaven!
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12 Hannah December 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I wish I would have seen this before I baked my best friends birthday cookies, he loves snickers…and peanut butter, haha. Guess I’ll just make these for part of his christmas gift!
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13 julie December 5, 2011 at 7:49 pm

you can’t just post something like this tell everyone who you’re sending them to and not offer to send to everyone…
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14 Tina @ Best Body Fitness December 5, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I want to face plant into that through the SCREEN! Holy cow!!!!! Have any leftovers to send me?? πŸ˜‰
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15 Molly @ Hungry Hungry Runner December 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Any cookies that also contains a candy bar is awesome in my book. I need to try your “No Touchie” note trick next time I bake for a swap though because it seems like every time I do the boyfriend manages to eat a dozen all on his own…


16 Heather @ Run Eat Play December 5, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I’m participating in the cookie swap too and I felt the same way because I’m not really a food blogger either. But I love cookies! And yours look awesome
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17 Alexa @ Simple Eats December 5, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Gah these look awesome! Any cookie mixed with a candy bar and I’m putty in your hands.
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18 Emma December 6, 2011 at 12:13 am

Holy. mother. of cookies.

I am so lucky to be one of your swaparoo matches. I cannot wait to get these and devour them! You must have been reading my diary, because chocolate chip cookies are my all-time favorites, too!


19 Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner December 6, 2011 at 12:32 am

I want to eat those noooowww!!
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20 Allison @ PickyEatingRD December 6, 2011 at 1:33 am

YUM! I am not participating in the cookie swap. I would feel bad for whoever got my most likely craptastic cookies. I can’t bake to save my lifeeeee.
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21 Becky @ Fit Chick on the Fly December 6, 2011 at 1:37 am

Those look UUUHH–mazing!!!
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22 Julia @ The Coffee Crazed Teacher December 6, 2011 at 1:38 am

YUM! Cannot wait for this to be in my mouth (twss)
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23 Lindsey @ Happy or Hungry December 6, 2011 at 2:24 am

Amazing amazing AMAZING!!! Chocolate chip cookies are my very fave! I love them more than anything in the whole world. I will definitely be making these.
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24 Hollie@lolzthatswim December 6, 2011 at 2:29 am

Oh mt god. Those look like da bomb. I would secretly buy the pull apart cookies and then bake them because god knows I can’t bake at all.
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25 alyssa - fashion fitness foodie December 6, 2011 at 2:40 am

Alyssa…. you are now being hypnotized. Send these to Alyssa in NJ. Now, wake up and go!
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26 Rach December 6, 2011 at 2:40 am

You are so cute! I just love your style of writing – I feel like we’re sitting in the same room having a conversation. πŸ™‚ Anyway, these look delish, lady!
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27 Julie December 6, 2011 at 3:40 am

Oh my gosh those look AMAZING! This Halloween I totally stole all the peanut butter snickers from my MIL’s candy bowl before the trick-or-treaters came. They are amazing. Add cookie and I’m done for, I think it might be dangerous (for my backside) if I make these!
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28 Katie December 6, 2011 at 4:00 am

I’ll give you my address and you can ship these to me immediately.


29 Lena @Fit on the Rocks December 6, 2011 at 4:37 am

Haha I joined without really being a food blogger, but I wanted in on some cookies! I just hope the ones I sent out were edible…I’m not so much of a baker. woops.
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30 Lucy @ Alaska Cruise Advisor December 6, 2011 at 7:34 am

They look good but I always prefer to avoid splenda and just use less sugar – it’s got a nasty chem aftertaste and is probably worse for you than sugar unless you’re diabetic.


31 Coco December 6, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Wow.. Those look amazing!
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32 kristen @ livinlifeinlouie December 6, 2011 at 11:39 pm

those look AMAZiNG!!!!


33 Ashleysh22 May 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Oohhhh my gosh those look amazing!
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