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.

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 pinAdd 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 mixtureAnd stir.

Melted peanut butter and crushed cookies in a mixing bowlNext chop up some Twix bars.  You could really use whatever candy bar you like best here…

Chopped Twix bars in a bowlAnd 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 bowlStir 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 panSpread 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 panThen chill it again.  For for a bit.

And that’s it.

Completely unnecessary, necessary candy bars.

Icebox Candy Bars on a cutting boardGo get your gold!

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Icebox Candy Bars


Description:

makes 27 bars


Ingredients:

  • 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Diane
October 3, 2013 1:17 pm

Thanks for sharing this oh so necessary treat!! Love your blog!

Cheryl
October 2, 2013 6:29 pm

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

September 25, 2013 12:20 am

It’s very simple to find out any topic on web as compared to books, as I
found this post at this website.

August 30, 2012 12:19 pm

I must say, you have the best dessert recipes! I always love to read which recipes you have next! Keep up the outstanding work!

Best,
Vanessa

Laura
August 27, 2012 2:34 pm

I made these over the weekend… they should be illegal in all 50 states!

August 26, 2012 3:49 pm

This looks so yummy.

August 23, 2012 9:41 pm

Mmmm!

August 23, 2012 9:38 pm

Mmmmm!

August 20, 2012 7:40 pm

omg! i will be making these. they are completely 100% necessary in my life. I could probably eat the entire pan myself. then watch teen mom and be completely fulfilled.

August 20, 2012 1:27 pm

Completely necessary all the way around!

August 19, 2012 4:28 pm

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.

August 18, 2012 10:31 pm

Oh wow this candy bar heaven!

August 18, 2012 7:54 pm

omg, you are a crazy, awesome woman.

August 18, 2012 2:58 pm

Unnecessary for my hips but necessary for my lips. That has a nice ring to it.

genevive
August 18, 2012 2:26 pm

making this for my kit kat lover friend! how many days do these stay fresh for?

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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