For those who love to indulge from time to time, these kinder cookie bars are next level delicious! Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these magic little melted morsels will prove impossible to resist. Trust me… the whole family will fall head over heels in love with them!
The consistency of these kinder bars is heavenly – it’s like eating warm cookie dough with a crunch of the Kinder chocolate on top – amazing! I must admit, I have a soft spot for Kinder chocolate. So, if you’re like me, you’re going to love this recipe!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These cookie bars will satisfy the sweet cravings of the whole family
- They are very quick and easy to make
- Honesty, they are SO moreish!
Equipment Needed To Make This Recipe
There are a few key items you’ll need to make this recipe:
- 9 x 13 inch (23 x 30cm) baking tin – this is the best sized tin to get the right cookie bar consistency
- Stand mixer – this will make your life so much easier when it comes to whisking up your cookie dough mixture. Use a stand mixer to easily cream your butter and sugars together before adding in the egg and vanilla paste
- Airtight storage container – the best way to keep your cookies fresh
How To Make Kinder Cookie Bars
Don’t forget to line your baking tin with non-stick parchment paper. Otherwise, you’ll be scraping cookie dough off the bottom.
Popular Substitutions For This Recipe
- You can swap kinder chocolate for normal milk chocolate, using milk chocolate chips on top of the cookie dough.
- If you don’t have bicarbonate of soda, you can swap it for baking powder – you’ll need to use 2 tsp of baking powder.
- To make this recipe gluten free, swap the plain flour for gluten free flour. This recipe calls for Kinder chocolate bars which, unlike Kinder Bueno bars are gluten free.
- You can use unsalted butter in place of salted if you want.
Variations To This Recipe
You can use dark brown sugar or light brown sugar. Dark brown sugar will produce a richer caramel flavour.
Reheat these cookie bars in the microwave, then add a scoop of your favourite ice cream.
How do I store leftovers?
Store your leftover bars in a container for up to 7 days at room temperature. Although, if you can make it a whole week without scoffing the lot, you deserve a medal!
Can I Freeze This Recipe?
Freezing these cookie bars is a good way to extend their shelf life beyond a week. They actually freeze quite well. Simply store them in an airtight freezer-safe container – they’ll keep fresh in the freezer for up to six months.
How do I Thaw This Dish?
To defrost your frozen cookie bars, leave them to thaw at room temperature.
Can this recipe be scaled?
Yes, this kinder cookie bars recipe can be scaled, although you’ll have to use a large tin. You can double or treble the amounts below to make a large batch.
Can I use a bigger baking tin?
Yes you can. I recommend you use a 9 x 13 in (23 x 30cm) baking tin, but if you use a different size you’ll have to adjust the baking times. For a larger tin, you’ll need to reduce the baking time slightly, as the mixture will be spread thinner; while for a small tin, you’ll need to increase the baking time.
How do I know when it’s ready?
The baked cookie dough should be firmly set and lightly brown on top.
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These Kinder Cookie Bars are irresistible. An easy recipe that even kids can follow, and it’s made in under 1 hour.
- 115g (½ cup) salted butter, melted
- 55g (¼ cup) caster sugar
- 135g (⅔ cup) brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla paste
- 300g (1¾ cups) plain flour
- 5g (1 tsp) bicarbonate of soda
- 400g (32 bars) Kinder chocolate, segmented
- 50g (2oz) white chocolate, melted [optional]
- Preheat the oven to 190°C / fan 170°C / 375°F / gas mark 5.
- Whisk the butter, caster and brown sugar together until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
- Add the flour and bicarbonate of soda until the cookie dough is smooth.
- Tip in most of the Kinder pieces. Keep a few pieces to the side for decoration purposes.
- Transfer the cookie dough to a 9 x 13 in (23 x 30cm) lined baking tin. Be sure to flatten it out evenly. Decorate with the remaining Kinder pieces by pushing them lightly into the dough.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the top of the cookie dough looks golden, solid and dull.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
- [Optional] Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the giant cookie.
- When the drizzled chocolate has set, tip out the cookie and slice into 12 even portions. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: British
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