Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ritzy Toffee Bars

Ok so the original name for these bars are White Trash Bars and I just won't be having that nonsense.  Like, I get it, the bars are "trashy" because they use unconventional ingredients and they certainly wouldn't be considered refined.  However, the title "White Trash Bars" does absolutely nothing to describe the actual bars.

And the same goes for "Better than Sex Cake."  I loooaatthhhe that name.  First of all, let's not talk about sex and food at the same time because we're not George Costanza.  Second, I know nothing about that cake by the name.  Is it chocolate or vanilla?  Caramel?  Sprinkles?  Give me details!  Don't waste my time!

Thus, these bars are hereby called "Ritzy Toffee Bars."  See?  That wasn't hard.  Now you know what's in the bars.  My marketing degree hard at work!

And as odd as these bars seem, they are totally amazing.  The crackers still retain some texture but they also morph into salty chewy goodness with the sweetened condensed milk.  And the toffee adds flavor and depth but almost disappears into the texture.  Oh did I mention that they're made of literally 3 ingredients?  You can have these in the oven in a matter of 5 minutes. 

The original recipe suggested frosting the bars once cooled but, in my opinion, these were plenty sweet on their own.  If you're really looking for something extra, I think drizzled dark chocolate would be perfect.  But use a light touch, let's not trash these bars up.

Here's the recipe!  

Ritzy Toffee Bars

2 sleeves Ritz crackers (about 60 crackers total)
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups toffee bits

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8x8 pan with nonstick spray, set aside.  
2.  Crush crackers in a ziplock bag or food processor until fine.  Pour toffee bits into bag (or bowl) to combine with crackers.  Pour mixture into prepared pan.  
3.  Pour entire can of sweetened condensed milk onto cracker/toffee mixture.  Stir gently to fully combine and press firmly into the pan.  
4.  Bake 15-20 mins until edges are golden.  Allow to cool completely before slicing.  


Recipe from Cookies and Cups


  1. That sounds like a yummy combination of things! I will have to try making this. :)

  2. I can't wait to give these a try! I love salty/sweet combos!