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I was truly inspired once I saw these Monster Cookie Bars, they looked absolutely delicious and I wanted to make something similar.  But instead of M&Ms and marshmallows, I wanted to throw in even more fantastic treats (always a fan of overdoing it!).  So here is my version of the Everything but the Kitchen Sink cookie treat, I've added in a mixture of salty and sweet to make a very indulgent dessert.

My recipe was based off of these amazing looking bars.  I definitely suggest perusing RecipeCarr for more great recipes.

Warning: This dessert is not only decadent but very complex. Make sure to fully disclose to those consuming a list of ingredients for allergy issues and all that jazz.
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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The cookie ingredients:
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
And the additives:
  • Fritos (I crushed these up)
  • Mini Reese's cups
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Toasted almond slivers (which I toasted and crushed)
  • Peanut butter chips (not in the photo since it was a late addition)
I had many of these ingredients in my kitchen already.  So I suggest going through your cabinet, taking any delicious ingredients and adding them into the mix.  Yes, fritos are a bit outrageous, but I love them.  If that is too much, try pretzels or potato chips because crunchy and salty are a necessity folks.

Step 2: Combine wet ingredients

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Preheat the oven to 325°F.  

Now for the pan I only had a 13" x 9" available so I chose to use it.  Unfortunately this made the bars a bit thick and somewhat overwhelming.  I suggest going following RecipeCarr's recommendation and using a 16" x 12" x 1" pan for thinner bars.  Whichever pan you go with, make sure to grease it well.

Cream the butter and sugar.  Then add the eggs and vanilla to the mixture.

Step 3: Combine dry ingredients

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In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
schinamama2 years ago
I love frito corn chips also, but never thought to use them in baking.
Usually it's bag to mouth.
Will have to try out this recipe, and get back to you with the results.
Sounds divine. A good way of cleaning out the pantry. Although I question the use of Frito's. I'll probably use pretzels. ;)
I love the way you did the photos - I might need to start doing that.

The bars look excellent too! :D
MKosterich (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks Jessy! I've been playing around with Pixlr to learn about the different features. For these photos I was using the collage feature, but there are some other great options to enhance photos.