One of my favorite things to make is cookie bars. In fact, I almost always have the ingredients for them in my pantry. My pantry isn’t complete without them. I make a point of having them on hand.
Cookie bars are very sweet and rich, since they’re made with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and more chocolate chips on a graham cracker crust. I usually pair chocolate chips with butterscotch or peanut butter chips, but vanilla or raspberry chips are good as well.
Not only are they delicious – they’re incredibly easy. It takes very little preparation to get the cookie bars in the oven. They’re great for potlucks, and they keep well (if you ever have them for that long).
- 8 tablespoons margarine or butter (1 stick)
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14oz)
- 12 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips (1 bag)
- 12 ounces butterscotch, peanut butter, vanilla, raspberry, mint - whatever you'd like chocolate chips (1 bag)
Heat oven to 350F. Place stick of margarine or butter in 9x13 inch baking pan (glass is best because it cleans easily) and melt in the oven. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over melted margarine, creating a crust. Top with sweetened condensed milk. Top with both bags of chips. Bake 25-30 minutes - until browned if you'd like, but underdone is easier to clean. Cool and cut bars while slightly warm. They'll be too hard if they cool completely.