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Hershey Bar Cookies


1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
18 cookies

Everyone raises their hand when you offer up a dessert made with candy. Mix and match milk chocolate and dark chocolate when you combine chocolate cookies with candy bars in this recipe. You've got a treat that's sure to be a hit.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
11 minutes
Cool Time
25 minutes


  • 6
    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars (1.55-oz. each) , divided
  • 6
    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Bars (1.45-oz. each) , divided
  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks) , softened
  • 1 1/2 cups
  • 2
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 cup
    coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)


Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Cookie Sheet Cookie Sheet
Wire Rack Wire Rack
Microwave Microwave
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl

Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from chocolate bars. Set aside 1 milk chocolate bar and 1 dark chocolate bar.


Coarsely chop 2 milk chocolate bars and 2 dark chocolate bars; set aside. Break remaining 3 milk chocolate and 3 dark chocolate bars into sections. Break each section in half; set aside.


Cookies may be made with any combination of HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Bars or HERSHEY'S COOKIES 'N' CREME Bars to add up to 12 bars (1.55 oz. each).


Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chopped chocolate and walnuts, if desired.


Drop 1/4 cup measurements of dough about 4 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set. Cool 4 to 5 minutes; lightly press 6 to 8 broken chocolate bar pieces into top of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.


Coarsely chop remaining milk chocolate bar and place into small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave in 10 second increments, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Drizzle over each cookie. Repeat procedure for remaining dark chocolate bar.


Add colorful sprinkles to drizzle before it sets up.

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