Skip Nav
Fast and Easy
Smoothies That Won't Leave You Hungry Before Lunch
Baking
50 Cupcake Recipes, Because Sometimes More Is More
Valentine's Day
Proof You Should Never Go Out to Eat on Valentine's Day (and What to Do Instead)

Shortbread Candy Bar Recipe 2010-10-29 13:00:42

An Easy and Delicious Way to Use Leftover Candy

It seems like every year, fewer trick-or-treaters stop by my house. Thus, each October, I end up with a large amount of leftover candy. If this happens to you, turn the leftover chocolate candy bars into a scrumptious topping for shortbread. The brown-sugar-based shortbread crust is simple and effortless to prepare. Similar to chocolate bark, these shortbread bars can be covered with whatever chocolate you have on hand. I used an assortment of peanut butter and caramel treats including Reese's peanut butter cups, Heath bar bits, Reese's Pieces, and caramel-filled dark chocolate. Want the recipe? Get it after the jump.

Shortbread Candy Bars

Shortbread Candy Bars

Shortbread Candy Bar Recipe 2010-10-29 11:11:34

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  3. 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
  4. 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  5. 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  6. 2 cups assorted chocolate candies or roughly chopped candy bars (12 ounces)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and salt on medium-high until light and fluffy, 3 minutes.
  3. With the 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.
  4. Scatter chocolate chips on top of shortbread. Bake until soft, 1 minute. With the back of a spoon, spread chocolate evenly over shortbread.
  5. Scatter candies over top. Let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Refrigerate briefly to set chocolate, then cut into 16 bars. Store in an airtight container, at room temperature, up to 4 days.

Makes 16 bars.


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Gothic Styled Wedding
Peppermint Candy Recipe
Cupcake Recipes
Slow Cooker Meal Prep Recipes
Chocolate Bark Recipes
Crock-Pot Chocolate-Nut Clusters
New Lunch Ideas For Work
Horror Movies 2018
Smoothie Recipes That Keep You Full
Peppermint Pattie Brownies
From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds