Chocolate bar cookies recipe

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Leftover nuts and selection box chocs both get a purpose in this straightforward cookie recipe – great for the kids (big or little) in the family.

selection box choc chip cookies
  • healthy
Makes30
SkillEasy
Preparation Time15 mins plus chilling
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories203 Kcal10%
Fat10 g14%
Saturated Fat5 g25%
Carbohydrates25 g10%

Chocolate bar cookies take all of your favourite chocolate treats and turn them into seriously addictive biscuits.

This recipe is a great way to use up the leftovers from a chocolate selection box. You can use almost any chocolate bar you fancy. In fact, the bigger the mix you use, the more exciting it gets. You'll need about five or six standard size chocolate bars for the recipe. We recommend including a Crunchie, because the honeycomb is a lovely addition. Softer centres and something with plenty of caramel inside add a lovely gooeyness. Different textures of chocolate are nice too, like Flakes or Whispas. You can prepare everything for these cookies and then freeze the dough in a log shape, ready to be cut into biscuits whenever you are ready to bake them.

Ingredients

  • 225g salted butter, softened
  • 75gg caster sugar
  • 160g light brown sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 350g plain four
  • 350g leftover selection box chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 100g mixed nuts

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Method

  1. In an electric mixer beat the butter, sugars and vanilla together until light and creamy, about 5 mins.
  2. Add the eggs and beat until combined. Add the flour and mix briefly, until just combined. Add the chocolate, reserving a handful, and combine.
  3. Roll the cookie dough into a 35cm long sausage shape. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate until firm.
  4. Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/Gas 5. Blitz the nuts in food processor.
  5. Remove the cookie dough from the fridge and roll in nuts. Using a sharp serrated knife cut 5mm thick slices.
  6. Place cookies on lined baking tray and scatter over the reserved chocolate chocolate. Bake for 12 mins, or until golden round the edges.

Top tip for making chocolate bar cookies

This recipe uses a lovely trick with the chopped nuts. Rather than mixing them into the dough directly, you form the dough into a cylinder shape (like a packet of biscuits). Then you roll the cylinder in the chopped nuts, so that each biscuit get a ring of chopped nuts around it. You can try this on almost any biscuit recipe to give it them a lovely, rough, nutty texture on the outside.

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Rose Fooks is Deputy Food Editor at Future Publishing, creating recipes, reviewing products and writing food features for a range of lifestyle and home titles including GoodTo and Woman&Home. Before joining the team, Rose obtained a Diplome de Patisserie and Culinary Management at London’s Le Cordon Bleu. Going on to work in professional kitchens at The Delaunay and Zedel.