Icebox Candy Bars

Two Icebox Candy Bars stacked on a wooden board

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.

FOUR DESSERTS  IN EVERY BITE!

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.

Chocolate Icebox Candy Bars wrapped in paper and twine

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.

A collage of a package of store-bought chocolate chip cookies and cookies being crushed with a rolling pin

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

A measuring cup scooping crushed cookies out of a bag

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

Peanut butter in measuring cups and melted peanut butter being poured over crushed cookie mixture

And stir.

Melted peanut butter and crushed cookies in a mixing bowl

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

Chopped Twix bars in a bowl

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

Chopped Kit Kat bars in a bowl

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

Chocolate peanut butter cookie mixture being spooned into a foil-lined pan

Spread it and chill it.

Chocolate mixture spread in a foil-lined pan

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.

A collage of Nestle Crunch bars and melted chocolate mixture in a foil-lined pan

Then chill it again.  For for a bit.

And that’s it.

Completely unnecessary, necessary candy bars.

Icebox Candy Bars on a cutting board

Go get your gold!

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Icebox Candy Bars


Description

makes 27 bars


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups crushed crunchy chocolate chip cookies, such as Keebler or Chips Ahoy (approx 24 cookies)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 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

Instructions

  1. Line a 9×9 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.

Notes

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”

  1. Now that is what I call “PMS” food!!!! Thanks for the idea the next time I have a well ya know!!!! lol

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