Thursday, April 28, 2011

Semi-Homemade

I got this recipe from a friend and made it for Easter. It makes tons and they were almost completely gone so I think it was a big hit. I just copied and pasted from the Pillsbury website so obviously you don't have to use the name brand stuff. The only thing I did differently was add 1/4 tsp salt when I added the vanilla to the chocolate mixture. You could easily substitute your favorite cookie dough recipe for the the bought stuff too, but I was making a lot this Easter and appreciated a semi-home recipe.  

INGREDIENTS
1/2
cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted
2
cups graham cracker crumbs (32 squares)
1
bag (8 oz) Heath® Bits 'O Brickle® toffee bits (1 1/2 cups)
1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1
bag (12 oz) Hershey’s® semi-sweet chocolate baking chips (2 cups)
1
can (14 oz) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1
tablespoon LAND O LAKES® Butter
1
teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
DIRECTIONS
  • 1Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • 2In medium bowl, stir 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 1/2 cups of the cracker crumbs and 3/4 cup of the toffee bits. Press mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until firm.
  • 3Meanwhile, let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. In 2-quart saucepan, heat chocolate chips, milk and 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat, stirring frequently, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Spread mixture over cracker crust.
  • 4In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Mix in remaining 1/2 cup cracker crumbs with wooden spoon until well blended. Crumble mixture evenly over chocolate layer. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup toffee bits.
  • 5Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For a firmer bar, refrigerate 30 minutes longer. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

4 comments:

Anne said...

These really are delicious. I would be the one who ensured they were a big hit. I think I ate almost all of them. :o)

scmom (Barbara) said...

Laura, Just wondering what you called the bars?

LauraSuz said...

The people at Pillsbury call them Fudgy Chocolate Chip-Toffee Bars but that's a mouth full.

scmom (Barbara) said...

Ya got that right! ;-)