I think Heath Bar should also be called the Forgotten Candy. I LOVE love LOVE Heath Bar. It’s one of my favorite candies. Growing up, Heath Bar Crunch Ben & Jerrys was my favorite ice cream and was almost always in my family’s freezer (yes, I know I’m lucky). But it’s also a candy I forget about when I think of candy. If I’m craving something sweet and want to buy candy, too often I’ll choose something like a peanut butter cup, peanut M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces – and leave Heath Bar forgotten. So, this is an ode to my favorite, forgotten candy bar- Oatmeal Heath Bar Cookies. These are based one of my favorite recipes – Special K cookies – but have a few different ingredients.
Oatmeal Heath Bar Cookies
Here’s what you need:
- 1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 c granulated sugar
- 1 c brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 2 c all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 c. uncooked old fashioned oats
- 2 c Special K cereal
- 1 c. Heath Bar, chopped into pieces (OR buy a bag of Heath Bar that’s pre-diced/crumbled and ready for baking)
- 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
Here’s what you do:
- Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix Special K, oats, Heath Bar and chocolate chips. Set aside.
- Beat butter and sugars until fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg is added.
- Stir in flour mixture slowly, mixing well.
- Stir in oat mixture and mix with wooden spoon until well blended.
- Make tablespoon sized scoops on greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes.
Got a chocolate lover in your life? These aren’t THAT chocolatey so you may want to add more chips. OR chop up a HERSHEY’S bar and add to batter as well! That’s what did for the one in the pic above.