This Dinosaur Dirt Bars recipe is absolutely perfect for all those rough and tumble kids out there.
Use this recipe to introduce toddlers and young kids to baking and kitchen basics. It is simple, crunchy, and messy, just like dirt!
My boys LOVE this recipe, and I know your kiddos will too!
- 1 stick of butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 1-14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 bag (8 oz) Kit Kat Bites
- 1 bag (10 oz) Butterfinger Bites
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 20 Oreos
- Various Plastic Dinosaurs
- Chocolate Pebble Candy
- Finely crush up the 20 Oreo cookies in a food processor. You will end up with about 2-1/2 cups of crushed cookies. You could also use a ziplock bag and a rolling pin to crush up the cookies if you do not have a food processor on hand. This is a great job to pass onto your kiddo. Set the crushed cookies aside.
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a 9x13 pan with foil. Wrap the foil around the edges of the pan and up the sides. Spray with cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and vanilla until mixed well, about 2-3 minutes. Add egg yolks and beat until combined. Add the flour, while beating slowly until the mix is crumbly. Press batter into the bottom of your prepared pan.
- Bake 8-10 minutes until the edges are light brown. Remove from oven.
- Pour condensed milk over the hot crust and spread evenly. Create columns in your pan and layer kit kat bars and butterfinger bites. Alternate the layers.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips in between candies. Use 2 cups of the crushed cookies and sprinkle evenly over the candies. Cover everything to make the top dirt layer.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until tiny bubbles begin to form around the edges. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining crumbs to cover the bubbles if necessary.
- It is best to let it cool completely before cutting them into bars. Lift the foil out of the pan with the bars and place them onto a cutting board. Depending on the size bar you would like you could cut them into 24-2" squares or 48-1" squares.
Have fun with the garnishes for this Dinosaur Dirt Bars recipe. Use plastic dinosaurs, chocolate pebbles, or gummy worms. Your kiddos might have some great ideas for garnishes as well. Share your variations of this recipe with us. We would love to see your creations!