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.

Step 1: Ingredients

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.

I love frito corn chips also, but never thought to use them in baking. <br>Usually it's bag to mouth. <br>Will have to try out this recipe, and get back to you with the results. <br>
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. <br /> <br />The bars look excellent too! :D
Thanks Jessy! I've been playing around with <a href="http://pixlr.com/express/" rel="nofollow">Pixlr</a> 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.

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