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Carmello Cookie Bars

You know those desserts you make, and they’re absolutely unbelievable tasting, but you can’t snag a decent photo to save your life?
You know when something tastes so good that it could quite possibly change lives?
End poverty?
Bring world peace?
But you can’t take a picture good enough to capture the enormity of its deliciousness?
That’s these.
There is absolutely no decent photo to be found.
They’re incredible.
Caramel-ly goodness.
But you’ll never know unless you make them yourself.
So do it! Make them now!!!

Adapted from: Brown Eyed Baker

Caramel Cadbury Eggs Cookie Bars


  • 2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 dozen mini caramel Cadbury Eggs (rolos or carmello bars would work too!)
  • - See more at: http://www.somethingswanky.com/caramel-cadbury-eggs-cookie-bars/#sthash.hl8hJBqU.dpuf


  1. Mix all of the ingredients, except for the mini cadbury eggs, in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  2. Add 1 dozen of the caramel Cadbury Eggs into the dough.
  3. Press the dough into a greased or lined 9×9 pan.
  4. “Squish” each of the remaining 1 dozen Caramel Cadbury Eggs and press them into the dough.
  5. Bake at 350º for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. They’ll be difficult to cut while warm– but oh, so delicious!
  6. - See more at: http://www.somethingswanky.com/caramel-cadbury-eggs-cookie-bars/#sthash.hl8hJBqU.dpuf


Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

14 comments on “Carmello Cookie Bars”

  1. What do you mean?!? These photos have me wanting to grab one of your bars right this minute!

  2. Mmmm, love those caramel eggs!! The photos are great!

  3. I love the photos! Emphasizes the caramely, cookie goodness :) but I do know what you mean. That’s why I don’t ever take pictures of savory food. A plate of pasta photographed in this house looks like brains EVERY TIME. And we stopped eating brain pasta months ago so I’m kind of confused ;) Actually, I think my camera has a defect that it doesn’t take savory pictures like How Sweet It Is. That must be the problem.

  4. mmmmm caramel blondies….LOVE!!!

  5. OH MY GOLLY! These look delicious and sound so yummy. Totally going to buy me some caramel eggs today to make this! Thanks!

  6. Those photos are great! The recipe sounds even better. But I know what you mean – sometimes the food doesn’t pop. Like, you want it to look how it tastes but it just…doesn’t. Now I really need to buy me some Cadbury Eggs!

  7. Your cookie bars photographed deliciously! I wish I could reach through the screen and grab one!

  8. What an amazing idea! I am so going out tomorrow to check for these on Easter candy clearance.

    I feel your pain on the photo front. Those photographed so well but I understand how you feel. I feel like there are no pictures to do my favorite recipes justice. Or maybe that’s just my photo skills… : )

    Kaylee @ Couponing & Cooking

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  10. I wait all year for this candy. Can’t wait to make it myself.
    BTW have you looked at the web site recommended in the recipe? I didn’t try to go there because it was such a strange address.

  11. Note to any other rookie bakers out there: do not use accidentally raw sugar (a light brown color) instead of light brown sugar. They turn out awful! I’ll have to try them the right way sometime soon!

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