A couple weekends ago we had a girls scrapbooking weekend up at a friends cottage. I think it's the 7th year we've been getting together to scrap, eat and live in our pajamas for 2-3 days. One of my friends Amy, made this totally yummy dessert bar. She told us to try it and guess the indredients. Maple syrup? Rice Crispies? None of us guessed correctly, so she named the 3 ingredients. Ritz crackers, sweetened condensed milk & toffee bit...... what? Ritz crackers? Only 3 ingredients? Crazy!!
She explained how easy it was to make. Crush an entire box of Ritz crackers, mix with an entire can of sweetened condensed milk and a bag of toffee bits and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.....NO WAY? REALLY?
I decided to try the recipe as soon as I got home but I thought I would go over the top and add chocolate chips to create a chocolate coating. I loved them plain as they were served at the cottage, my hubby liked the chocolate coating. Now let me show you just how darn easy this is!
I lined a 9"x9" pan with parchment paper.
Empty the bag of Ritz Crackers into a ziplock baggie and crush. I just smashed them up with a rolling pin, they weren't powdered, just small bits
Then I added an entire can of sweetened condensed milk
and a bag of toffee bits.
Stir it all up and it looks like this. I could have eaten it by the spoonful at this point - oh my gosh it is yummy!
Press into your pan and pop it in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes or so.
It's ready when the edges are slightly golden.
Now.... option 1 is how I first experienced these yummy bars, cooled, plain and delicious.
I decided to add an extra layer when I made it.
I added a handful of chocolate chips, sprinkled them over the bars while they were hot out of the oven, turned the oven off and popped them back in for about 1 minute to melt the chocolate chips. Once soft and melty, I spread the chips to cover the bars.
I had kept a few toffee bits aside to toss onto the chocolate,
now allow to cool before slicing.
Lifting it out with the parchment paper makes things so much easier.
Now it's your turn, how can you resist making these, they are SO EASY!
Try it with or without chocolate, I'm sure you'll love them both ways. ENJOY!