Rating: 3.6 stars
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 1

Looking for a clever way to make use of leftover Halloween candy? Make these buttery bars that are scattered with chocolate chips, chopped peanut butter cups, toffee pieces, and whatever else your sweet tooth desires.

Everyday Food, October 2010

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 16 bars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and salt on medium-high until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. With mixer on low, add flour in three additions and beat until combined (dough will be crumbly). Press dough evenly into an 8-inch square baking dish. Bake until golden brown and firm, 30 to 35 minutes.

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  • Scatter chocolate chips on top of shortbread. Bake until soft, 1 minute. With the back of a spoon, spread chocolate evenly over shortbread. Scatter candies over top. Let cool on a wire rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate briefly to set chocolate, then cut into 16 bars.

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Reviews (3)

72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
10/20/2019
The chocolate chips did not melt as instructed in the recipe. Did anyone else have this experience? In hindsight, it might have been better to melt the chocolate in the microwave before spreading on the shortbread. As a result of having to put it back in the oven to melt, the shortbread was over baked. A waste of time and ingredients. It was a disappointment as it sounded like a good recipe.
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2011
This a great cookie to use up the extra chips that are in your baking cabinet. I used white chocolate and a bunch of leftover mini candy bars. The shortbread really balances out the sweetness, making the cookies not TOO sweet.
Rating: Unrated
11/09/2010
Probably the most decadent cookie I have ever made, and the most delicious. This gets 10 stars from us!
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