Prep Time
26 Mins
Cook Time
35 Mins
28 small bars or 18 large bars

Peanut butter sandwich cookies become the crumb crust for these hunky brownie bars loaded with chunks of candy bar.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine crushed cookies and butter in a medium bowl. Press crumb mixture into bottom of a greased aluminum foil-lined 13" x 9" pan, allowing foil to extend over ends of pan. Bake at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 2

Combine condensed milk, peanut butter, and vanilla in a medium bowl, stirring until smooth.

Step 3

Sprinkle chopped candy bars, chocolate morsels, peanuts, and coconut over crust. Drizzle condensed milk mixture over coconut.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 27 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack, and let cool in pan. Use foil to lift uncut brownies out of pan. Peel foil away from sides of uncut brownies, and cut into bars.

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Ratings & Reviews

andreainblue's Review

August 10, 2014
Hate to give *any* recipe a bad review... but these were just not good. They were easy and quick enough to assemble and bake. However, the resulting 'brownie' was just a muddled and overly sweet mess. I had expected them to be a fun dessert but I wouldn't serve these to anyone. It was just a bad version of Seven Layer Magic Bars, a better option if you're looking for a quick layered cookie bar.

ejhr47's Review

July 14, 2013

Quiettime's Review

February 13, 2013
OMG!!!... they were so good! I have been asked to make them twice again since the 1st time. Its kind of expensive to make and I had to learn to let it cool down over an hour before cutting. I really don't know how it all comes together to make solid brownie type bars but who cares... they are so delicious.

janedivided's Review

February 11, 2011
I'm clearly the oddball here, but I would not make these again. The cookie layer was kind of crumbly and unattractive on the serving platter. The flavor was good, but perhaps less than the sum of the parts. On the upside (and again, contrary to other reviewers), I did not find it especially time consuming to make.

ChrisL's Review

May 20, 2010
This is an easy recipe and it is wonderful. Everyone in the office thought this "brownie" could not be beat. I used 8 fun size butter fingers and half a bag (14 oz.) of peanut butter cups. I always have a difficult time when recipes use, for example, 2 (2.1 oz.) candy bars. I can usually never find the size they use. It did take a few minutes longer to baker then it called for in the recipe (3-4 minutes). It is a little expensive but worth it. Make it and enjoy.

mrhm53009's Review

June 13, 2009
Although there were a lot of ingredients involved, these were worth the work! I made them while my husband was away and had a hard time not finishing more than my half before he returned! When he tried them, he was also very pleased.

DonnaD's Review

December 17, 2008
These brownies are spectacular! A little expensive to make (I lucked out a bit and made them with some of my Halloween candy). I am not as big of a fan of peanut butter as my husband and kids but these were really tasty! I definitely would make again. Didn't change a thing. They have got to be a zillion calories per serving though.

BrownBaker22's Review

December 15, 2008
This recipe was fairly easy to make.I omitted the coconut and the peanuts (my kids do not like either).Without those 2 ingredents it made the bars rather dense and rich. I also allow the bars to cool for about an hour before cutting.It made it so much easier to cut.I would recommend the recipe.Next time I will try it with ALL ingredents.

carolinablonde's Review

December 12, 2008
Delish!! Will definitely make again!! We served these warmed up, topped with ice cream. So good!! Kind of labor intensive as far as chopping and crushing everything, but doesn't take long to get everything ready... and, snacking on the ingredients is just a bonus. :)