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