Thursday, September 20, 2012

Delicious Bar Cookie Recipes: West Virginia's Reese Cup Bars and English Bars

Delicious Bar Cookie Recipes: West Virginia's Reese Cup Bars and English Bars

Author: Linda Wilson
Bar cookies are easy and delicious.  West Virginia's Reese Cup Bar Cookies is a recipe that supposedly originated in West Virginia.  It does not contain its namesake candy but has the taste of it.  The English cookies are somewhat different with ingredients that include coffee and dates.  Add these recipes to your files today.


2 sticks margarine, room temperature
1 cup peanut butter
1 lb confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
16-oz milk chocolate chips

In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, graham cracker crumbs. Mix together thoroughly and pat into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch dish or pan. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or over hot water, stirring until totally melted. Spread the chocolate over the peanut butter layer. Let chocolate set before cutting into bars.


2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup cold coffee
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped dates, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream brown sugar, eggs and butter together. Dissolve the baking soda in the cold coffee. Add the soda/coffee mixture to the butter mixture. Add the baking powder and flour to the mixture and mix all together well. Stir in nuts and dates, if using. Spread the mixture on a greased and floured 12 x 17-inch cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool 1 minute. Frost with a simple powdered sugar icing.


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