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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! You’ll love the chewy chocolate chip cookie texture paired with the layers of crust and fudge for an ultimate dessert recipe.

If you love layered desserts, be sure to give this amazing Chocolate Chip Lasagna a try. Incredible. Or these Raspberry Crumble Bars!

Toffee chocolate chip layered cookie bars cut into squares.

Thick and Fudgy Bars

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. An addition 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.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make toffee fudge chocolate chip bars.

There are three components to this recipe:

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

A few ingredient notes

  • Crisco – Butter flavored Crisco gives these cookies a delicious texture.
  • Brown sugarlight brown sugar for a chewy texture
  • Vanillause my homemade vanilla extract
  • Cinnamontotally optional, but you’ll love that hint of flavor in these cookies!
  • Chocolate Chips- You will need some for the fudge layer and some for the cookie layer!

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

For the Toffee Fudge you need:

  • Sweetened condensed milkNOT evaporated milk!
  • Butter
  • Heath toffee bitsif you can’t find the bits, just buy the candy bars and smash them until you get pieces!

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make toffee fudge bars.

Crust. Combine the graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and press in the prepared baking dish.

Toffee Fudge. Combine the sweetened condensed milk with butter in a saucepan and add chocolate chips. Heat until melted and pour over crust layer.

Sprinkle with toffee bits.

Step by step photos showing how to assemble toffee fudge bars.

Cookie Dough. Make the chocolate chip cookie dough and spoon it gently over the fudge layer. Sprinkle this layer with the remainder of the toffee bits.

Bake. 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!

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!
  • Sundaes! Serve these bars warm and gooey with homemade vanilla ice cream in a sundae bowl.
Ice cream sundae with chocolate chip toffee fudge bars.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use butter instead of shortening in chocolate chip cookies?

Yes you can. However, butter flavored Crisco is the best way I’ve found to give these chocolate chip cookie bars a buttery flavor with the chewy fudge like consistency that shortening provides.

How do you store these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars?

Store cooled cookie bars in an airtight container at room temperature.

Can you freeze chocolate chip cookie bars?

Yes. After cookie bars have cooled, store in airtight freezer safe container (or ziploc freezer bag) and freeze for up to 3 months.

Toffee chocolate chip cookie bars with a layer of fudge cut into squares.
Yield: 24

Chocolate Chip Toffee Fudge Cookie Bars

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

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a graham cracker crust and a layer of toffee fudge! You'll love the chewy chocolate chip cookie texture paired with the layers of crust and fudge for an ultimate dessert recipe.

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Fudge Layer:

  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup Heath toffee bits

For the Cookie Layer:

  • ¾ cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 oz milk chocolate morsels
  • ½ cup Heath toffee bits

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix melted butter with graham cracker crumbs. Press firmly into bottom of a parchment paper lined 13×9 baking pan. 
  2. In a small saucepan, mix condensed milk with semi sweet morsels and butter. Heat over medium heat until smooth. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with ½ 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!

Notes

  • 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!
  • Use my Homemade Vanilla Extract for best results!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 44gProtein: 6g

*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!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on May 3, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. These cookie bars were such a huge hit! My family loved this recipe, so yummy and very delicious! I’ll definitely make these lovely and scrumptious bars again!

  2. 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. 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.

  4. 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 🙂

  5. Good Day! I just would like to ask if I can substitute Butter-flavored Crisco with real butter?

    Thank you.

  6. 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:):)!!!!

  7. All my favorite flavors in one! Chocolate and Toffee are a perfect combination and love the graham cracker in there too.

    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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