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Chocolate Chip Toffee Fudge Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a graham cracker crust and a layer of toffee fudge! This is one decadent dessert recipe that brings some of life’s tastiest pleasures together in one cookie bar.

White cake plate with thick chocolate chip cookie bars with layers of fudge and graham cracker crust.

Chocolate Chip Toffee Fudge Cookie Bars, folks. Quite a name for a cookie bar. But I couldn’t leave any of it out!

In some chocolate chip cookie bars, the extra add-ins are just that–extra. A compliment to the main affair of chocolate chips and chewy cookie.

In these cookie bars with a graham cracker crust, the toffee fudge is anything but an afterthought!

A homemade fudge made from heath toffee bits is the centerpiece of these chocolate chip cookie bars. That toffee fudge is what puts these cookie bars firmly in the category of sheer decadence.

Oh, then, I went the extra mile and added even more toffee bits on top of the assembled bars. Worth. It.

Pour a large glass of milk or cup of coffee to sip while you enjoy your dessert. You’ll need it for these rich cookie bars!

What you’ll Need

There are three components to this recipe:

  1. Chocolate chip cookie dough
  2. Toffee fudge
  3. Graham cracker crust

For the chocolate chip cookie bars you’ll need:

  • Crisco – Butter flavored Crisco tastes best!
  • Flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk chocolate morsels – You can substitute semi-sweet morsels if that’s what you have, but I recommend the milk chocolate!

To make the cookie bar dough, beat Crisco with brown sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Beat in egg. Add flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Fold in milk chocolate morsels.

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For the graham cracker crust, you need:

  • Graham cracker crumbs – Store bought or you can make your own by pulverizing some graham crackers to a crumb in the food processor.
  • Butter – Melted and slightly cooled

Make the graham cracker crust by mixing the crumbs and butter together in a bowl.

For the Toffee Fudge you need:

  • Sweetened condensed milkNOT evaporated milk!
  • Butter
  • Semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • Heath toffee bits

To make the fudge, In small saucepan, mix condensed milk with semi sweet morsels and butter. Heat over medium heat until smooth.

How to Make Cookie Bars

STEP 1. Press the graham cracker crust into a 13 x 9 glass baking dish lined with parchment paper.

STEP 2. Pour the toffee fudge over the graham cracker layer. Sprinkle with half a cup of the toffee bits.

STEP 3. Spread the cookie layer on top of the fudge layer. Sprinkle this layer with the remainder of the toffee bits.

STEP 4. Bake in a 350 F oven for 30 – 35 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool completely before slicing into bars. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Toffee Fudge Cookie Bars with a graham cracker crust and a layer of toffee fudge! One decadent dessert recipe.

Tips and Tricks

  • Be careful not to over bake. Like lots of my favorite chewy cookies, these will still look a little doughy and under baked when you take them out of the oven. Remember, they keep baking and solidifying as they cool!
  • Don’t cut too soon. I know they look and smell so good when their warm from the oven that it will be tempting to slice these bars right away. If you let them cool, they’ll be so much easier and less messy to slice. They also get a perfect fudgy texture!
  • Storing cookie bars: These keep well for about a week covered at room temperature. Chocolate chip cookie bars freeze wonderfully, too!

Can you substitute butter for Crisco

You can, but the results will not be as good. Butter flavored Crisco is the best way I’ve found to give chocolate chip cookies and bars a buttery flavor with the chewy fudge like consistency that shortening provides.

Use butter in the fudge and the crust and shortening in the cookie dough. Trust me on this one!

These cookie bars are rich and fudgy. Perfect with a glass of milk or dunked in coffee! Enjoy!

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Yield: 16

Chocolate Chip Toffee Fudge Cookie Bars

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Chocolate Chip Toffee Fudge Cookie Bars with a graham cracker crust and a layer of toffee fudge! One decadent dessert recipe.

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

For the Fudge Layer:

  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup Heath toffee bits

For the Cookie Layer:

  • 3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 oz milk chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup Heath toffee bits

Instructions

  1. In small bowl mix melted butter with graham cracker crumbs. Press firmly into bottom of a parchment paper lined 13×9 baking pan. 
  2. In small saucepan, mix condensed milk with semi sweet morsels and butter. Heat over medium heat until smooth. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup toffee bits. 
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat Crisco with brown sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Beat in egg. Add flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Fold in milk chocolate morsels. Spread over fudge layer. Sprinkle with remaining toffee bits. 
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30-35 minutes. Cookie dough may appear slightly under cooked. Allow to cool completely. Slice and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 687Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 503mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 3gSugar: 65gProtein: 8g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Decadent treats with layer upon layer of rich chocolate, buttery toffee bits and chewy cookie, Chocolate Chip Toffee Fudge Cookie Bars are the ultimate cookie bar!

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Posted on June 2, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. FOR THE CHOCOLATE CHIP TOFFEE FUDGE BARS. I READ THE RECIPE AND WHEN YOU PUT THE FUDGEY LAYER ON THE GRAHAM CRACKERS, SHOULD YOU NOT CHILL THE FUDGE LAYER BEFORE ADDING THE COOKIE MIXTURE. SO IT WON’T SINK INTO THE FUDGE LAYER.

  2. I found this recipe when you first posted it a few years ago, and I have made it every year since during the holiday season. I just wanted to let you know that these cookie bars are a HUGE hit with everyone (I especially love your take on chocolate chip cookies)! Thank you so much for posting this recipe 🙂

    1. FOR THE CHOCOLATE CHIP TOFFEE FUDGE BARS. I READ THE RECIPE AND WHEN YOU PUT THE FUDGEY LAYER ON THE GRAHAM CRACKERS, SHOULD YOU NOT CHILL THE FUDGE LAYER BEFORE ADDING THE COOKIE MIXTURE. SO IT WON’T SINK INTO THE FUDGE LAYER.

  3. Aimee, is there another way to get a message to you? A regular email address or something. I had written a looonngg comment to you detailing an experience I had on your blog. Unfortunately, so some say, I am a detail person so I was giving you all of the annoying frustrations I repeatedly had trying to pin something(well, several something’s) from your site. In detail so that you would actually know what was happening. It has a lot to do with the varying loading times of your ads and arbitrarily being kidnapped from you site to be taken to the ad site, and the difficulties I encountered fighting, yes, fighting my way back multiple times. As I was proof reading it jumped me to an ad site and I lost it all. I think you should know the details as I might not be the only one this happens to. I was so frustrated trying to get the pins that I almost just gave up on the site vowing never to return. But the site is too good. Good recipes, good blog, good “rants” and “soap box statements” aka sensible personal opinion ionsgraciously (or not) shared (as the case may be). If you want to know the details please contact me.

    1. Hi Debby, I’m so sorry you have been having trouble getting on my blog!! Were you on mobile or desktop? I will definitely let my ad person know that people are experiencing difficulties! Thanks for not giving up on me 🙂

  4. Can’t wait to try these. and several other of your recipes!!
    One question-will you be buying me the new pants I will be needing:):)!!!!

    1. Hi Shirley. You should be able to just click the “print” button in the recipe box! thanks for stopping by 🙂

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