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)
  • 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


  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.


Feel free to use other candy bars in place of the Twix.
recipe adapted from Martha Stewart


84 Responses

  1. Laura @ Mrs in the Making

    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 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. Sandi

    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??

  4. Vicki H.

    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!

  5. Terri Betz

    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! 🙂

  6. 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!!!

  7. ColleenB.

    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. :}

  8. 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. : )

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. I think I’m going into shock just looking at these…….I’m completely in love! I cannot make these, I will not make these (if I do I feel I like I would eat the whole pan)!

  12. genevive

    planning to make these for a good friends birthday seeing as kitkat is his favorite chockie! how many days do these stay fresh for?

  13. Holy crapola, I’ll take 5 please(!!) I love how much candy they’ve got in them. I went totally unnecessary too with my Monster cookies, they had a boatload of candy too. At least 4 types too.

    We don’t get the nestle crunch bars here but I tried them a few times in Greece and they seem like milk or dark chocolate krispies which is easy enough to make at home with Cadbury’s milk chocolate.

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