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Toffee Almond Magic Cookie Bars


It’s recipe swap time again! I’m finally getting back into the swing of things, and that means participating in a recipe swap with a really great group of bloggers. This swap’s theme: desserts!

I can’t believe how lucky I got with this one. It has everything I love in life. Toffee. Chocolate. Nuts. Is it ok for a dietitian to admit that she can single-handedly polish off an entire tray of this? No? Ok, well I didn’t. Mike helped. A little.

toffee almond cookie bars

I rarely make the same dish twice in a month. For me to do so it has to be really good. Really, really good. And yeah, these were that good. I made not one, but two pans of this in a week. The second pan is sitting in the kitchen right now, taunting me. I’ve already munched away a corner of it, but I plan on shipping the rest of it to work with Mike and bringing a few pieces to my office as well so I’m not tempted at home.

Also, I burned my mouth and I’m a little angry at them. But that’s my own stupid fault because I have no self control and I couldn’t wait until they were even a teeny bit cooled before sneaking a bite. I think I can find it in my heart to forgive them, though.

toffee almond cookie bars

Toffee Almond Magic Cookie Bars
very slightly adapted from Kate’s Recipe Box

9 full graham crackers
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup Heath milk chocolate toffee bits
1/2 cup sliced almonds

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of a 9×13″ pan with butter and line with parchment paper. Grease parchment paper with butter. Set aside. 
  2. Crush graham crackers into crumbs using a food processor rolling pin. Mix in melted butter until well-combined. Press crumbs into lined baking dish.
  3. Evenly pour the sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker layer. Sprinkle the chocolate chips, toffee bits, and almonds evenly over the sweetened condensed milk. Gently press in a little.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until browned and pulling away from the edges of the pan. Let cool completely before cutting.

Be sure to head on over to Taste of Home Cooking to check out the recipe swap round-up!



Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

6 thoughts on “Toffee Almond Magic Cookie Bars

  1. Oh yum! These have everything I love too! I have to make these!

  2. I love magic cookie bars! I’ve never seen this version…they sound fabulous!

  3. Can you make these even if you don’t believe in the occult nor magic?

    Can Scientologists make these, or is that frowned upon? Genuine question.

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