Crack Bars

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Two pieces of Crack Bars in white background
Crack Bars

I still don’t know what to call these bars. They are a toffee bar, but also a 7 layer type bar, but with a shortbread base and top. A combination of the best of two types of bars is what they are.But my husband came up with the temporary name when he beaked at me “I’m trying to diet and you made these bars! They are like crack, I just ate 6!”

Because I held him down and forced them down his throat. Yah-huh. Don’t think so buddy.

Damn his skinny genes anyway that he can eat 6 of them. Age will catch up with you darling, just you wait and see.

They are really, really good sweet squares.

Ingredients Needed:

1 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 cup of brown sugar
3/4 cup of butter
1 can of condensed sweetened milk (300ml)
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 cup of toffee bits
1 cup of almonds

Kick the tires and light the fires to 350.

Ingredients needed in making Crack Bars

Combine the sugar and flour then cut in the cold butter.

Red bowl with sugar, flour and butter being cut

Press 2/3 of the mixture into a 9×9 pan saving the rest as topping for later. Bake for 10 minutes.

mixture pressed in the baking pan

Remove from the oven and sprinkle the cup of toffee bits on top.

baked mixture in baking pan sprinkled with toffee bits

Then the almonds.

adding the almonds on top of baked mixture with toffee bits

Then the chocolate chips.

adding one more layer of toppings using chocolate chips

Then pour the condensed milk over top evenly. Wait a couple minutes for the condensed milk to settle into the grooves between ingredients a bit.

Then take the rest of the crumb mix and sprinkle it over the top.

Until it looks like this! Yum. Try not to scoop it out and eat it now.

left over crumb mix sprinkled over the top of Crack Bars mixture in pan

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until the top is wonderfully browned and crackly. Let the pan cool completely and when it’s cool, slice it.

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Crack Bars

These bars are a take on the classic 7 layer bars, so they are rich and addicting!
5 from 1 vote
Two pieces of Crack Bars in white background
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Servings
25
Calories
211
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 300 millilitres condensed sweetened milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toffee bits

Instructions

  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine the sugar and flour then cut in the cold butter. 

  3. Press 2/3 of the mixture into a 9×9 pan saving the rest as topping for later. 
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. 

  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the cup of toffee bits on top. Then the almonds. Then the chocolate chips. Then pour the condensed milk over top evenly. 

  6. Wait a couple minutes for the condensed milk to settle into the grooves between ingredients a bit. Then take the rest of the crumb mix and sprinkle it over the top. 

  7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until the top is wonderfully browned and crackly. Let the pan cool completely and when it's cool, slice it.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 211kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 71mg, Potassium: 103mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 225IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 0.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Michelle Peacey says

    Great just great… Just what I need another cookie recipe! No really, it’s just what I need, thanks. These look so nummy.

  2. Sonia Olivier says

    With so many ingredients they have to be good.

  3. Around the World in 80 Cupcakes says

    Two layers of shortbread already makes them awesome \U0001f60b\U0001f60b\U0001f60b\U0001f60b.

  4. Julie O'Hagan says

    I love your recipes, even if I don’t try them all.

  5. advisory says

    Thanks Karlynn for sharing that Ingredients with us. I like this.

  6. Chris Lori says

    Indeed this statement was backed up when the hotel researched the origins of sticky toffee pudding before the launch of its retail version. However, it has also been reported that the landlady of The Gait Inn, Millington, invented it in 1907 for sale in her pub.

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