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Chocolate Bar Surprise Cookies


9 Min.
Skill Level:
60 cookies

Everyone knows that the best surprises in life include peanut butter and chocolate. Oh, wait — did we just ruin the surprise? These chocolate bar cookies are made with HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars and REESE'S PIECES Candies to give this recipe the ultimate bite of chocolate and peanut butter crunch. When your friends and family get a taste of this Chocolate Bar Surprise Cookies recipe, they'll be the fan-favorite pick at your dessert table.  If you totally love these chocolate bar cookies but could do without the peanut butter, these all-chocolate Hershey Bar Cookies will be perfect for you!

Ingredients & Directions

Bake Time
9 minutes


  • 2 cups
    HERSHEY'S and REESE'S candy bars, chopped (any combination)
  • 2 1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks), softened
  • 3/4 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
  • 1 cup
    nuts chopped (optional)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
measuring cup Measuring Cups
rubber scraper Rubber Scraper
cookie sheet Cookie Sheet
wire rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies. Cut each candy into 1/2-inch pieces; set aside.


Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in candy pieces and nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.


Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.


This is a great cookie for using leftover candies from holidays.

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