22 December 2012

Okay, one more quick Christmas dessert before I take some time off for the holiday. These bars are amazing!  I saw them on The Freshman Cook, and couldn't wait to try them. They are very festive with their red and green colors, and they are some of the tastiest bars I've ever had. Let me map these out for you: graham cracker crust, topped with 2 bags of Heath toffee bits, slathered with sweetened condensed milk, and topped with holiday chocolate chips.  They are very rich and probably have a million calories each, so don't make them when you're home by yourself.  But if you do over-indulge on these a little, don't beat yourself up. It's Christmas!

Jingle Bars

½ cup butter (1 stick), melted
1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
2 (8 oz.) bags Heath Bits O'Brickle Toffee Pieces
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350°.  Spray a 9x13” pan with baking spray.  Set aside.

Combine melted butter and graham cracker crumbs and press into the bottom of prepared baking dish.  Top with both bags of Heath toffee pieces.  Pour sweetened condensed milk over toffee pieces.  Smooth out with spoon to make sure it’s evenly distributed.  Sprinkle holiday chocolate chips on the top.  

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set.  Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Makes 20 bars.

So festive!  I only wish the holiday chocolate chips were all red and green, without the brown ones.  Would be even prettier.

If it's too late to make these for this Christmas, but you don't want to wait until next Christmas, no worries! Use regular chocolate chips and they are good to go for any time of the year.

I made these for a church potluck a couple of weeks ago.  They were a huge hit!  I sent some home with a family who was there for the church service, but not the meal beforehand.  The mom wrote on my Facebook wall the next day telling me how good they were, and the teenage boys went on and on about them at school the next day (my husband teaches there, so he heard it first-hand).  I think they liked them!

I had one other Christmas recipe to share with you, but it will have to wait until next year, as I am super busy getting ready for the holiday.  I probably won't be back until after New Year's, so I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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  1. looks yummy! Thanks for all the good food in 2012. Can't wait to see what you cook up in 2013 :)

  2. Thanks for all the nice words about the Jingle Bars. It sounds like everyone liked them!! I went back and changed everything to the Improv Challenge. haha Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention. I don't know where my head has been lately!!! Have a wonderfully, merry Christmas with your family, and a Happy New Year too. See you next year!!

  3. Merry Christmas to you Lesa! Your Jingle Bars are so cute!!