Sunday, January 10, 2010

Depression Bars

I've had the pictures of these on my desktop since before Christmas because I meant to make a post with the recipe. I know many of you are on your New Year's Diets, I am (and not doing well with it I might add) but I figure Valentine's Day is coming up and these are great little bars to take to a potluck or party (so you don't have to eat them all yourself) LOL!

Depression Bars:

  • You'll need to make one standard graham cracker crust (sugar, crushed graham crackers, butter)--if you don't have a recipe you use already, just do a google search or try's recipes.
  • One small can of sweetened, condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
  • 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 a bag of butterscotch chips
  • 1 - 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • Press the crust onto a cookie baking sheet with at least a 1/2" lip all the way around.
    Using your hands, scatter chocolate and butterscotch chips all over the surface. Then do the same with the almonds and shredded coconut. Drizzle the entire can of sweetend, condensed milk evenly over top of all the other ingredients and the crust.

    Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Keep on eye on it, if the coconut stars to burn take it out sooner. You want it everything to brown (chips will not look melted though!)
    Remove and allow to cool for about 20 minutes so the crust firms up enough to cut. You can speed this up by putting the pan in the fridge, these are just as good cold as they are warm!
    Cut into 2" square "bars" and enjoy!
    Variations: Swap peanutbutter chips for the butterscotch ones, or chopped pecans for the almonds or add extra chopped nuts or dates to a little extra "healthy" ingredients.

    1 comment:

    1. oh my gosh these look so Yummy. I was just printing a couple meal recipes and saw this...mmm good I bet..will have to give it a try