Great British Bake Off Fantasy League – Week 8

What a day for Team Ivan while Team Heather was left to sweat it out as golden boy Peter struggled in the tent for once! Meanwhile, the bakers were challenged with one of the weirdest Technical Challenges ever and made some truly stunning Showstoppers. Plus, Heather helps you use up all that leftover Halloween candy in Candy Bar Cookie Bars!

Candy Bar Cookie Bars

2 sticks – unsalted butter, softened

2 cups – brown sugar

2 – eggs

2 tsp – vanilla extract

1 tsp – baking soda

2 tsp – water

1 1/2 tsp – salt

3 cups – all purpose flour

2 cups – chopped mini candy bars (Snickers, Milky Way, Twix, Reese Cups, etc)

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, add vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in the water and combine into butter mixture. Mix in flour and salt until just combined, stir in chopped candy bars of your choice/combination. Spread batter evenly in a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes until edges are firm and brown and center is lightly golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting.