Betty's Crunchy Chocodiles (Bar Cookies)

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Aug. 04, 2014

Betty demonstrates how to make Chocodiles, an old recipe from her extensive recipe collection. These are bar cookies that have a chocolate-flavored crunchy topping, and the look will remind you of crocodiles!

Ingredients

Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) , softened
Firmly packed brown sugar 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Crunchy peanut butter 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Egg 1
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
All purpose flour 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
For chocolate crunch topping
Semisweet chocolate chips 1 Cup (16 tbs) (preferably mini morsels)
Crunchy peanut butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Cornflake 1 3/4 Cup (28 tbs) , lightly crushed (other cereal flakes may be substituted)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

 

MAKING

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter. Beat until smooth.

3. Add egg, vanilla, and salt. Beat until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl, as needed.

4. Slowly add flour and beat until fully incorporated into mixture.

5. Into ungreased 15-inch by 10-inch by 1-inch jelly roll pan, transfer the mixture and press evenly.

6. Pop in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer from oven to a cooling rack and cool slightly in pan.

For Chocolate Crunch Topping:

7.In medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips and melt in microwave oven in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until chocolate is melted (about 1 minute total).

8. Stir in crunchy peanut butter and lightly crushed cornflakes.

 

FINALIZING

9. Spread topping mixture evenly on slightly cooled cookie base. While warm, cut into bars.

10. Transfer bars individually from pan to cooling racks to cool completely.

 

SERVING

11. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 15

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 416Calories from Fat 194

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.8%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 212 mg8.83%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 24 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet