Monday, December 3, 2012

Jingle Bars, Jingle Bars!

I was in the mood to try a new sweet the other day, so I dug around my stack of "need to be organized" recipes, and found this one. I am so glad I tried these incredible Jingle Bars. I made a few changes to the recipe, and I think it tastes even better! I am not a lover of coconut, no matter what it is mixed with, so I thought about what to use as a replacement, and as I was looking though my cupboard, the answer fell in to my hands. Literally! The package fell off of the shelf and I caught it before it hit the floor, and that's how Heath Pieces came to replace coconut, and make these Jingle Bars better than ever!

Jingle Bars, Jingle Bars!  
(adapted from tollhouse)
1 stick  Butter
1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
2  8ounce bags Heath Pieces
1 cup chopped Peanuts
1  14 ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 2/3 cups Nestle Toll House Holiday Morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
I love a nice, clean cut for my bar cookies, so I 
lined the 13x9" pan with foil, making sure I went
over the edges. The foil will make it easier to
remove from the pan.
 I had graham crackers, so I made my own crumbs 
in the food processor.
Place your butter in the baking dish, and put it in the
oven until melted. 
Add the graham crackers and mix together.
Press the butter mix onto the bottom of the pan.
Add your bags of heath pieces 
by sprinkling them evenly over the 
graham cracker base. 
I chopped my nuts in the food processor, and.....
then sprinkled them on top also.
Pour the condensed milk evenly over the mix.
Sprinkle the Holiday Morsels over the milk.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
 Cool completely on wire rack.
Lift foil from pan, open up foil and cut into bars.
Serve and.....

Thanks for joining me today!     

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Your Creative Time Out 
Creative Thursday Link Party 
Tuesday's Table-Countdown To Christmas! 


  1. I loooove cookie bars! These look very festive, thanks for sharing :)

  2. I love your swap of Heath bits for coconut. Genius! Pinned.

  3. Thank you so much for linking up at my linky party! I am pinning every post to my Show Me Your Plaid Monday's Board for all to see! I hope you come back each week!

  4. Oh yum!! These look fabulous! I'd love for you to share this at Tuesday's Table for the Holidays - http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2012/12/tuesdays-table-countdown-to-christmas.html!

  5. yum! these are so festive & look delicious!

  6. I love the look of these bars, so colorful and pretty for Christmas!

  7. Made these for a church potluck and they were a huge hit! We aren't big fans of peanuts, so I left them out, but they were still amazing. The Heath bits put these over the top. Thanks so much for sharing, Teri!