Icebox Candy Bars


These bars aren’t necessary in your life.

Actually they are completely unnecessary.


I mean, why MAKE a candy bar, when you could just go buy one?

Annnd these aren’t cheap bars to make.


Have I talked you out of them yet?


Ok, let me do damage control now.

Although they are unnecessary, they are completely, freaking NECeSSary!

Because there’s chocolate chip cookies in them.  And peanut butter.  And Twix.  And Kit Kat.  ANNND Nestle Crunch bars.

So basically per every bite, you are getting at least 4 desserts.



That has to be like a world record or something.

So you can think that you don’t need them, but you really do.   I mean, who doesn’t want to break a world record AND eat a candy bar at the same time?

The Olympics may be over, but there are still records to be had.

I don’t know how we got here, but these candy bars apparently equal Olympic Gold, so…


Icebox Candy Bars.

Make them.  Unnecessarily.


So here’s what you do…

Get some chocolate chip cookies and crush them up.

I had some helpers in the kitchen with me and this was the perfect treat for little hands.

PhotobucketAdd some powdered sugar into the crushed cookies.  We gave the bag a shimmy-shake.


Now get your peanut butter ready and melt it in the microwave.  Pour that all over your crushed cookies.

PhotobucketAnd stir.

PhotobucketNext chop up some Twix bars.  You could really use whatever candy bar you like best here…

PhotobucketAnd then chop up some Kit Kat.   They are nice in these bars because they give you some crunch, but honestly you could adapt away!

PhotobucketStir all that into the peanut butter/cookie mess and pour it into a lined and greased 9×9 pan.

PhotobucketSpread it and chill it.


The next step is a beautiful mess.

Take a whole bag of mini Nestle Crunch bars and melt them.  Yes, I know it kinda looks like poop, so you don’t have to remind me of that in the comment section.  I know you guys…

Then spread the melted crunch bars on top of the chilled peanut butter base.

PhotobucketThen chill it again.  For for a bit.

And that’s it.

Completely unnecessary, necessary candy bars.

PhotobucketGo get your gold!


Icebox Candy Bars
makes 27 bars
  • 3 cups crushed crunchy chocolate chip cookies, such as Keebler or Chips Ahoy (approx 24 cookies)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chopped Twix bars, approx 12 mini bars
  • 1 cup chopped Kit Kat (3/4" pieces) about 8 snack size packs.
  • 1 (11.5 oz) bag of mini Nestle Crunch Bars
  1. Line a 9x9 pan with aluminum foil and grease lightly with butter
  2. Crush your chocolate chip cookies in the food processor or in a ziplock bag until they are a fine crumb.
  3. Mix in your powdered sugar with the cookie crumbs.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl melt peanut butter for 1 minute. Stir.
  5. Pour peanut butter over your cookie crumbs and stir until evenly coated.
  6. Set aside to cool for approx 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile chop your Twix and Kit Kat bars. When mixture is cooled, fold in your chopped candy bars.
  8. Dump this mixture into your prepared pan and spread evenly. Refrigerate this until set, about 30 minutes.
  9. When chilled, place unwrapped Nestle Crunch bars into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. If not melted continue heating in 15 second increments until chocolate is melted.
  10. Remove pan from fridge and pour melted Nestle Crunch bars on top, spreading evenly.
  11. Place back in refrigerator for 20-30 more minutes until top layer is set.
  12. Remove from fridge, and let sit for 10 minutes at room temperature before slicing into squares or bars.
Feel free to use other candy bars in place of the Twix.
recipe adapted from Martha Stewart


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84 Comments on "Icebox Candy Bars"


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Jenny Flake
August 16, 2012 9:52 am

Oh my gosh!! Talk about a pregnant woman’s dream come true, lol! These are flat out awesome my friend 🙂 xoxo

Aimee @ ShugarySweets
August 16, 2012 9:55 am

These look amazing. I made something last October very similar using Biscoff! OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Colleen @ What

I LOVE bars like this when you can pick and choose different add-ins. I love all the candies you chose to add! Mmmm, the possibilities 🙂

Averie @ Averie Cooks
August 16, 2012 9:58 am

Oh wow – there is just SO much going on here. From the crushed cookies to the Rolo to the melted mini Crunch bars to the PB – Shelly, these look so good. And no-bake – even better!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
August 16, 2012 10:02 am

I meant Twix and KitKat – clearly I have Rolo on the brain after seeing that cross-section of Twix 🙂

August 16, 2012 10:06 am

But where are the peanut butter cups?

Kidding. I don’t think these bars could handle a single extra ounce of fabulousness.

August 16, 2012 10:13 am

Holy Crap! I think I just got a cavity looking at those pictures. Some serious chocolate all up in that!

August 16, 2012 10:15 am


Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
August 16, 2012 10:16 am

okay it may look like poop, but I would be willing to look past that, they sound so good!

Laura @ Mrs in the Making
Laura @ Mrs in the Making
August 16, 2012 10:23 am

Ooh… These look delicious and perfect and now my pancreas hurts… This would be a wonderful way to use up all that Easter candy we still have laying around… Thanks for sharing 🙂

Jess G
August 16, 2012 10:31 am

You know you get to win an extra gold medal because these do not involve the oven, right? Double Gold Thursday!

August 16, 2012 10:31 am

That melted crunch bar looks familiar…kinda like…wait….is that poop? KIDDING. Love ya. And I love these candy bars. Because I just decided I deserve 4 desserts in 1 today. And for life. 4lyfe!

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
August 16, 2012 10:32 am

Mercy, Mercy! These look to die for delicious! I do believe you are now my favorite candy bar maker in all the land!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
August 16, 2012 10:32 am

Whaaaaat. I would love to live inside your brain for just one day and think up all this stuff. 🙂

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
August 16, 2012 10:36 am

These are kinda sorta fabulous. I want them in all their delicious poopy glory in my life.

Sorry. I am really 5 years old and I couldn’t resist.

August 16, 2012 10:40 am

Talk about a sugar high! hehe

August 16, 2012 10:42 am

Seriously, you are killing me. And my doctor is going to kill me when I keep gaining so much weight this pregnancy because of recipes like this! 🙂

Mal @ The Chic Geek
August 16, 2012 10:46 am

Um, yes please! These look way too amazing

Cookbook Queen
August 16, 2012 10:46 am

I will take ALLLLLL the things!!

How did you make these and not eat all the ingredients first?

August 16, 2012 10:50 am

Recipe refers to melting butter and peanut butter…. but I see no amount for butter in the list of ingredients…. can you help me out??

August 16, 2012 11:11 am

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME? Yeah. I’m on these. Stat.

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
August 16, 2012 11:18 am

These are so jam packed of awesome. Would be a great party finger dessert 🙂

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
August 16, 2012 12:52 pm

Your recipes tempt me more than anybody else’s…I swear! 🙂

August 16, 2012 1:36 pm

You come up with the most amazing – and almost sinful – treats!

mandy schneider
August 16, 2012 1:59 pm

These look so scrumptious! O yum!!!

August 16, 2012 2:06 pm

I love all of the different candy bars in this recipe!

Carla @ Carla
Carla @ Carla's Confections
August 16, 2012 2:11 pm

LOVE!!!! Completely necessary in my book!!!!

Vicki H.
Vicki H.
August 16, 2012 2:11 pm

Words cannot express how much I want to bite into this right now. As much as I love to cook/bake, I don’t even want to take the time to do it…I just want some!

August 16, 2012 2:13 pm

this is ridiculous. soooo necessary. i kind of want to just melt and crush random things now and see what comes of it.

August 16, 2012 2:18 pm

Ohhhh .. I drool just looking at these .. can’t make them tho .. wonder how many carbs they have??

Terri Betz
Terri Betz
August 16, 2012 2:25 pm

I adore your blog! I pinned this recipe and shared it everywhere! The design & colors of your blog are just so lovely! Thank you for the recipes and the beauty! 🙂

Debby Pucci
August 16, 2012 2:41 pm

These sound and look amazing!

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
August 16, 2012 2:46 pm

My mouth is watering. Definitely necessary 🙂

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
August 16, 2012 2:59 pm

What are you doing to me, woman?

I’m going to be sending you the bill for my new pair of fat jeans, since I’ve been jamming on Rolo Cake, Apple Dump Cake, and now THESE ridiculous candy bars.

Gah! Love! Can’t WAIT to make and DEVOUR!!!

August 16, 2012 3:04 pm

OMGeee I need a whole pan of these babies to myself!

August 16, 2012 3:21 pm

Oh, how yummy do these ever look. What a great treat these will be for Christmas;filling a tin and giving as a gift.
Thank you for the recipe

Wonder how it would be instead of putting in pan to drop by spoonfuls onto waxed lined baking sheet and then chill. I guess then they would be called cow patties instead of bars. :}

August 16, 2012 3:37 pm

Oh these are DEFINITELY necessary!

Julia M.
August 16, 2012 3:40 pm

Wow! I never would have thought to melt down other candy bars to make an uber-homemade candy bar. Pretty cool. I happen to write a fitness/nutrition blog, so I probably won’t be posting a picture of my attempt to make this on there…but what I do on my cheat day? That’s another story. : )

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
August 16, 2012 3:42 pm

These rock!!

Jen @ Savory Simple
August 16, 2012 4:17 pm

I need these in my life!!!

Julie @ Table for Two
August 16, 2012 4:21 pm

oh my gosh, this is like shoving 4 candy bars in your mouth without guilt (ok, not really, but it doesn’t look AS bad because it’s just ONE bar!) one has to know there were 4 candy bars in this..gah, this is so unnecessarily necessary.

August 16, 2012 4:29 pm

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Jenni S.
August 16, 2012 4:41 pm

Oh sweet mother of chocolate, that looks incredible. Why do you always post recipes like this when I’m PMS-ing? I need these. NEED these. This is not unnecessary at all.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
August 16, 2012 5:09 pm

Whoa. HELLO!! I am in sweet, sweet, love.

August 16, 2012 5:47 pm

Hi, I am so speechless:
All my sweet dreams enclosed in one single cookie!

I have seen many great – yummy – delicious – good looking cookies in your blog.
Fancy sharing one in my “international and virtual cookie swap album”?
It would be sooo good! Please find here the link:

Thank you so much and best regards from Switzerland.

August 16, 2012 6:58 pm

wow, just wow. I have no words, I suck I’m sorry!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
August 16, 2012 8:11 pm

I think my head just exploded. YUM!

Baking Serendipity
August 16, 2012 8:13 pm

Definitely necessary…these looks too, too good (especially that caramel sneaking out of the Twix.) Love!

August 16, 2012 9:26 pm

Sweet Mother of Pearl… I’m heading out RIGHT NOW to purchase the bars I need for this concoction…

luv what you do
August 16, 2012 9:34 pm

Oh my gosh…those look so amazing and incredible! I wish I had some extra helpers to crush up some cookies and candy bars to bake up a batch tonight!

August 16, 2012 11:27 pm

Oh my WORD! Sounds like a fantastic idea for leftover Halloween candy:)