Almost a Candy Bar

These bars truly have something in them for everyone, and can be adapted for taste or nut allergies. This recipe was forwarded to me from my sister about 5 years ago so that I could make them for her baby shower, twins!

Every chew you get a different layer of sweet goodness.

Soft chewy cookie dough and granola bars:

Gooey marshmallows and butterscotch:

Crunchy walnuts:

Salty pretzels:

Peanut butter sauce:

Topped with a chocolate finish!

YUM! They are perfect for potlucks and will quickly become your go-to dessert to bring to any party! Next time I am going to try a little sea salt sprinkled on top to enhance the salty pretzels to really give it that sweet and salty vibe!


Almost a Candy Bar

Servings 36
Author Re-written from Taste of Home


  • 1 tube, 16.5 oz refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 4 nutty s'more trail mix bars chopped
  • 1 package butterscotch chips
  • 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups pretzels
  • 1 package peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter cubed
  • 1 package chocolate chips


  1. Let cookie dough hang out at room temp for about 10 minutes to soften. In a large bowl, combine dough and chopped trail mix bars. Press into an ungreased 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake uncovered at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle with butterscotch chips and marshmallows. Bake 3-4 minutes longer until marshmallows begin to brown. Sprinkle with walnuts; arrange pretzels over the top.
  3. In a small sauce pan melt the peanut butter chips, corn syrup, and butter; spoon over bars evenly.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips, stirring every few seconds to avoid burning! Stir until smooth. Spread over bars, and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Cut and serve! 

Recipe Notes

You could really customize these to your liking. Swap walnuts for peanuts, or omit nuts. Throw in mini M&Ms if you're not into butterscotch. I love to use dark chocolate chips for the top because it is my favorite!


  • Karly
    Posted July 24, 2019 9:54 am 0Likes

    This is my kinda dessert! Yum!

    • Laura Doerr
      Posted July 24, 2019 10:09 am 0Likes

      They are so good! Something for everyone in that stack!

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