Well, it’s Friday, and the Big Day is over.
You might have noticed that I didn’t really write a lot about Christmas, other than fact that the religion I belong to doesn’t do that holiday. Nope, I don’t have a tree. But I love baking for others during the holiday season even more. It’s such a great time for cookies and cheer!
When all the festivities have ended, my pantry is still full of holiday chips and holiday Oreos and the like. So this morning, I baked up these bars. They’ll be making the rounds to people this weekend who (I hope) appreciate them.
My post today is short because I spent the holiday yesterday with my family. I’m lucky enough to live near my siblings, and we had a great day together. Our kids love one another and, not having a Christmas dinner to consume, we went out to eat. French fries were involved. I was a happy camper.
But in the middle of the family and the hugs and all of the fun, I still had time to bake these, photograph them, and eat them. It added a little extra joy to the day!
If you’re like me and your pantry is full of half-used bags of holiday-themed treats, make these bars! I’ll write in the recipe what I used, but you can use any combination of treats you like.
And if you’d like to see me bake something specific in the new year, let me know! I’m having a bit of baker’s block these days, so suggestions are welcome!
1/4 cup butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
10-12 holiday Oreos, broken into pieces
1/2 cup holiday chips (Nestle brand)
1/2 cup Heath toffee bits
1/2 cup chocolate chunks
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free)
- Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Melt the butter with the chocolate chips in a medium-sized bowl, heating for one minute. Stir until smooth.
- Stir in the graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar until all ingredients are combined. Press evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and layer on (in this order) the Oreos, holiday chips, toffee bits, and chocolate chunks. Pour the condensed milk over the top, trying to cover the entire surface.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the condensed milk is incorporated into the bars. Cool completely.
- Cut into squares and serve.