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~ Four Kid-Friendly Candy-Bar Cookies of My Youth ~

IMG_2126I happily chose cookies-made-with-candy-bars as this year's 2017 theme for Christmas cookies on Kitchen Encounters, and, I gleefully baked all four.  Reese's, Snickers, Kit Kat and Whoppers. Everyone is well-familiar with this cast of candy-bar characters.  These particular four weren't just chosen at random.  They were my favorite candy bars when I was a kid -- they're close to my heart, and, they're an all-star lineup too.  I know, Whoppers aren't a bar -- whatever, move along. A bite out of any one of them would bring a smile to my face, and, if asked to make a choice, to this day, I couldn't choose a favorite -- just blindfold me and allow me pick one out of hat.

Cookies Made with Candy Bars -- Four Acts of Playful Baking  

Written & produced by Melanie Preschutti

I remember the Summer days when my brother and I and a few of the neighborhood kids would drape a couple of blankets over my mom's backyard clothesline and put on a play -- we performed in front of an audience of none and it was fun.  As the only girl on a street full of boys, it wasn't hard to get the lead roll in our little theater ensemble.  Heck, most times, I got be the playwright and producer too.  Those were good times.  Dim the lights and pull back the curtains:

Act I:  Over-the-Top Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

IMG_1290Act II:  Chocolate & Peanut-Butter-Snickers Cookie Squares

IMG_1526Act III:  Chewy Coconut & Crispy White-Kit-Kat Cookies

IMG_1838Act IV:  Whoppers Milk-Chocolate Malted-Milk-Ball Cookies 

IMG_2092And to all a good night.  Merry Christmas 2017.

IMG_2121"We are all in this food world together." ~ Melanie Preschutti

(Recipe, Commentary and Photos courtesy of Melanie's Kitchen/Copyright 2017)


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