daisy bars

a fun, fresh take on the classic, these Daisy Bars transform girl scout cookies into tasty, quick, kid-friendly bars!

"it's cookie time... cookie time..."

these bars were inspired by that special time of year... girl scout cookie time!  helena is a daisy - the youngest group of girl scout - and believe it or not, we seem to have purchased a lot of girl scout cookies.  so instead of just eating those cookies, we decided to transform some of them into a bigger, better, monster-ish culinary confection.  and thus the Daisy Bar was born. 

our classic chocolate chip cookie dough is upgraded into a dense, rich, buttery bar with chewy oats, tangy yogurt and rich cookie pieces.  chocolate & peanut butter chips and shredded coconut round out the whole mix and tie the flavors together.

these Daisy bars can be adapted to use any combination of cookies - girl scout or otherwise.  helena, for instance, made her own mini-batch of bars using Lemonades and samoas.  when it comes to these bars, anything goes! 

head out and support your local girl scout troop - buy some cookies and transform those tasty treats into these bars.  it is cookie time, after all :)

recipe: daisy bars

ingredients:

  • 8 Tbsp butter, softened
  • scant 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c oats
  • 1/4 c greek yogurt (regular yogurt works)
  • 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax mixed with 3 Tbsp water) or 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 Peanut Butter sandwich cookies (girl scouts)
  • 5 caramel delites - aka samoa's - (girl scouts)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut
  • 3 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter chips

method:

  1. preheat the oven to 350 & lightly grease a 7 x 14" baking pan (8x8 or 9x9 works too - just increase cooking time)
  2. using a stand mixer, electric mixer or a spoon, beat together the butter, sugar & vanilla until fluffy.
  3. add the vanilla, yogurt and flax egg & mix another 15 seconds or until combined
  4. in a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda & salt
  5. add the flour mix to the butter-sugar mix and stir together until just combined
  6. put the cookies in a resealable bag & squeeze out the air
  7. using a rolling pin (or similarly heavy object) bash the cookies into small pieces
  8. stir in the cookies, coconut, chocolate chips & peanut butter chips
  9. spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan & bake for 20 - 25 minutes, checking after 15. 
  10. the bars are done when they are lightly browned around the edges and spring back when touched, or when a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. remove from oven and enjoy!

xoxo,

S & h

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