Delicous and little spooky Monster Eye Cookie Bars with simple cookie base with chocolate chips and Halloween Sprinkles.
Halloween is on full spirit now and my kids have got their new costume. This year Halloween is slightly different as there is no trick-o-treating. However, we are going to enjoy all fun foods for Halloween. This Monster Eyer Cookies bars is one of them. Yes, it is delicious filled with lot of monster eye sprinkles both big and small. This is easy to put together with less than 30 minutes your cookie bars are ready.
How to make this Monster Eye Cookie Bars?
This is simple cookie bars recipe adapted from my Mocha cookie bars.
Flour: I used unbleached All-purpose flour, you can use either All-purpose alone or with mix of 75: 25 All-purpose and Whole wheat flour. More than that it will affect the taste.
Butter: Here there is no creaming of butter as melted butter is used in the recipe. Whereas in the case of softened butter, and this recipe tends make it a bit cakier. A cookie made with the same amount of melted butter will make fudgier, chewier cookie bars.
Vanilla Extract: This is only flavor I have added in this cookie bar, you can add cinnamon if you want.
Egg: I used both 1 whole egg and an egg yolk as they tend to make cookie bars a light with chewy texture and a hearty flavor. Also help to hold any chunky or moist ingredients that might turn a denser dough soft to handle.
- Sugar: I used both granulated sugar and brown sugar. Using granulated white sugar will result in a flatter, crispier and lighter-colored cookie.
- Brown Sugar. Using brown sugar will result in a denser, moister cookie.
Substituting either white sugar with brown sugar will not affect the sweetness but it affects texture and color
Chocolate chips: I have added ¾ cup of chocolate chips as my kids love chocolate chips, you can skip that use Halloween sprinkles instead of it if you want.
Halloween sprinkles: I used spooky monster eye sprinkles both big and small ones. If you want, you can use your favorite sprinkles.
Variation to Monster Eye Cookie Bars:
1) If you want you can add some colors, like green and blue to the dough and make green and blue monster eye cookie bars.
2) You love nuts? Then try to add some pecans, or walnuts
3) Do you want to make it salty and sweet version then add some broken pretzel pieces.
Are you looking more kids friendly Halloween recipes here are few for you?
- Halloween Cupcakes: Graveyard Cupcakes and Strawberry Monsters
- Herbed Bread Sticks Bones
- Blackberry eyeball punch and Transylvania Punch
- Bread Stick Snake
- Edible spider sandwich and Witch Fingers
- Chocolate Fig Mice
- Halloween Sprinkle Cookies
- Banana Ghosts and Apple Ghosts
- Cheesy Witches broom sticks
Try this Monster Eye Cookie Bars for this Halloween, it is not only delicious but also fitted for sprit of Halloween.
Here is the Whitch finger breadsticks by Mayuris-jikoni.com
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Monster Eye Cookie Bars
- 2¼ cup /280g all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup /170g unsalted butter melted
- 1 teaspoon /7g baking soda
- 1 ½ teaspoon/4g cornstarch
- ¼ cup/50g granulated sugar
- 1 cup /188g firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg and egg yolk
- 2 teaspoon/8g vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoon Halloween Sprinkle
- 2 tablespoon Halloween big monster eye candy
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line 11x 7-inch pan (you can use 9x9 inch pan too) with parchment paper and set aside
- In large bowl add both brown and granulated sugars, vanilla extract and egg and egg yolk and mix well.
- Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate chips Transfer to prepared pan, spreading to edges of pan.
- Top with Halloween sprinkles and eye candies.
- Bake for 26-28 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving. Serve with ice cream, if desired.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.