Loaded Cookie Bars

Loaded Cookie Bars

 Wow, it’s already Monday.  This weekend flew by! We were super busy with working on the house, my niece’s birthday and Easter.  The inside of my house is finally almost back to normal.  I’ve been having a horrible time finding curtains for the living room.  First, I couldn’t decide on what I wanted and now that I have, I cannot find them anywhere!  I’ve been shopping countless times and every online store that has curtains? Yeah, I’ve been there.  I’ve found a couple that I liked but they are not long enough.  Apparently 95″ curtains are not as popular as 84″.  I know I’m driving my husband crazy because we can’t get throw pillows or a rug until I find my curtains.  If any of you know of a good place to buy curtains at a reasonable price ($50 or less per panel) let me know! Seriously, let me know. 

I was searching through my pantry and fridge trying to decide what sweet treat to make last night. Because Sunday evenings always call for a sweet treat. I had some leftover maraschino cherries and wanted to use them up.  I’ve never been a big maraschino cherry fan but I made my brother-in-law’s favorite dessert for his birthday that uses them. You make boxed brownies but mix in maraschino cherries.  Of course I had to try it and surprisingly, I really liked it!  They add just a little bit of sweet flavor.  These cookies bars are loaded with other goodies too, white and semi-sweet chocolate chips and coconut!

Stay tuned this week as I’m teaming up with 5 other bloggers for an awesome giveaway, including a cash prize!!

Loaded Cookie Bars
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter (at room temperature)
  2. 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla
  5. 2 1/2 cups flour
  6. 1/2 tsp. salt
  7. 1 tsp. baking soda
  8. 1/2 cup chopped marischino cherries
  9. 1 cup shredded coconut
  10. 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  11. 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9x13" pan, set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Beat together butter and brown sugar until smooth.
  4. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add vanilla and beat until smooth.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture until just combined.
  6. Stir in cherries, coconut, white and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  7. Spread evenly into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes.
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