This versatile recipe can be made using ingredients you may already have on hand. Use vanilla cookie crumbs instead of chocolate crumbs or chopped peanuts instead of the almonds.
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4 milk chocolate candy bars
1 cup marshmallow creme
1/2 cup chopped almonds
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Mix flour, cookie crumbs, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, mixing well with a wooden spoon.
Spread half the batter into prepared pan. Arrange candy bars over dough, breaking and fitting as necessary. Cover candy with marshmallow creme.
Mix remaining cookie batter with almonds. Crumble evenly over marshmallow layer. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown; cool. Cut into squares.
Replace the milk chocolate candy bars with 1 cup milk chocolate chips to save time breaking the chocolate into pieces. Prepare the squares in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan to reduce the cooking time in step 4 to about 15 minutes.