White Trash Bars


Don’t get offended.

It’s just a name.


These bars are pretty crazy.

Simple, and yes, trashy.

When I tell you what’s in them you’re gonna die…


So maybe I shouldn’t?

I don’t want you to die.


Well, I guess I’ll chance it.  I’m sorry, playing with your life is not something I take lightly.


Ok here goes…Ritz Crackers.  Sweetened Condensed milk and Toffee Bits.

That’s it.


Are you still there?



Ok, phew.

So yeah.

Let’s get trashy…

White Trash Bars.

White Trash Bars | Cookies and CupsThese are really absurd.  Stupid, really.

But you have to make them.

Just once.  At least.


I let my kiddo crush up the Ritz crackers…

 photo PicMonkeyCollage-19_zps9883aae5.jpgAlso, he would like me to point out that he was wearing a wizard costume…just in case you were wondering about his hooded vest.

Moving on…

Once you have the Ritz crushed mix them with a bag of toffee bits and pour into a greased baking pan…
 photo IMG_7264_zpsc87429f1.jpgThen pour a can of sweetened condensed milk on top…
 photo IMG_7266_zps5aaed360.jpgYou can do this right in the pan, or in a separate bowl.
Stir it all together and press evenly into the pan.
 photo IMG_7267_zps0a620b76.jpgBake it for 15-20 minutes.
Let it cool completely and then trash it up a little more with frosting.
You can eat it right away or even let it sit overnight. It’s great the next day!
White Trash Bars | Cookies and Cups

4.5 from 2 reviews
White Trash Bars
makes 16 bars
  • 2 sleeves Ritz crackers, 60 crackers total
  • 1½ cups toffee bits
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cups frosting
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a 8x8 pan with cooking spray
  3. Crush the Ritz crackers in a large zip-top bag.
  4. Pour toffee bits into zip-top bag and combine with cracker crumbs.
  5. Pour cracker/toffee mix into prepared pan.
  6. Pour entire can of sweetened condensed bars into cracker mixture.
  7. Stir until evenly Incorporated, press gently into pan.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until edges start to become golden.
  9. Remove and allow to completely cool.
  10. When cooled, frost with homemade buttercream or canned frosting.
  11. Cut into squares.
recipe given to me by a friend, who adapted it from Dragonfly Designs


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Erin @ Texanerin Baking
February 21, 2013 7:46 am

Haha… this post.

The wizard costume, the name, the absurdity… 🙂

I have a can of open sweetened condensed milk and I happen to have some Daim, too. Now I just need some Ritz crackers and then I can make like, an 1/8 of this. Yay!

Colleen @ What

Oh my, I love the simple list of ingredients in these! An easy recipe for over-the-top results! These bars look fantastic.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
February 21, 2013 8:11 am

haha love the name! I’m all over these bars!

Cookbook Queen
February 21, 2013 9:21 am

Well, I once made a pie out of Twinkies, so I am all about the trash. I’ll take the whole pan, please.

Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
February 21, 2013 9:25 am

sounds trashy fabulous!

February 21, 2013 9:37 am

sometimes we all need to get a little trashy right?

February 21, 2013 9:38 am

I’d like to take out that trash!!! It sounds awesome!!!

Mary Beth P
Mary Beth P
February 21, 2013 9:39 am

I’ve made these and when they came out of the oven, I put some Hershey bats on top. As the chocolate melted, I spread it evenly. Let cool and enjoy.

Mary Beth P
Mary Beth P
February 21, 2013 9:41 am

I’ve made these and when they came out of the oven, I put some Hershey bats on top. As the chocolate melted, I spread it evenly. Let cool and enjoy.

Bars not bats

Robyn | Add a Pinch
February 21, 2013 9:54 am

Okay, these just sound deee-lish-us to me. Does that make me trashy?

Err… don’t answer that.

Kate | Food Babbles
February 21, 2013 10:06 am

Ok, I am OFFICIALLY intrigued and officially making these! How could you not? These sound amazing and I’ve never had such a thing. Gotta make this happen asap!

Debby Pucci
February 21, 2013 10:20 am

Interesting, I need to try these!

Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar
February 21, 2013 10:22 am

I love the name and I love ritz crackers! These sound awesome!

February 21, 2013 10:32 am

I love the name you gave these bars!!! I’ve been making these for years! Never had a name for ’em though… They are really great. When I first saw the ingredients I couldn’t believe it, so simple, but tastes nothing like you’d think! Glad to see I’m not the only one with this easy recipe up my sleeve 😉

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet
February 21, 2013 10:35 am

Whatever it is called it looks and yum! And so easy to make!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
February 21, 2013 10:49 am

It’s all in the name! Love these. Who would have thought Ritz crackers?

Meagan @ A Zesty Bite
February 21, 2013 10:50 am

Oh my gosh these look delicious!

February 21, 2013 10:53 am

Oh my god, I just died. Seriously…love love this!!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
February 21, 2013 11:20 am

Ok, so I totally get it. In the South, for Christmas parties, people dip Ritz in chocolate (sometimes a blob of pb on the Ritz then the chocolate) and call it made, so this makes total sense. And the salty sweet thing is totally to die for. Easy peasy 🙂

Holiday Baker Man
February 21, 2013 11:40 am

Oh honey boo boo…… 😉

February 21, 2013 11:47 am

DUDE! I was going to make these last week but didn’t have any toffee bits!

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
February 21, 2013 11:55 am

O. Ma. Ghee. You can call these WHATEVER you want, as long as I get to have them in my life. Seriously – Ritz crackers and toffee bits? You had me at white trash.

Emily ~SoDomesticated~
February 21, 2013 12:29 pm

This is the good kind of trashy. Definitely.

February 21, 2013 1:07 pm

these sound beautiful but when you say toffee do you mean soft sticky toffee or hard toffee pieces? would like to know so i can make these little trashy bites lol!

February 21, 2013 1:49 pm

The wizard cape thing had me laughing. Oh kids are funny. These bars sound fabulous.

Erin @ Making Memories
February 21, 2013 1:51 pm

Ha! I never would have guessed. They look delicious and so easy.

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
February 21, 2013 2:10 pm

I have seen these before, but never actually made them. They sound so good!
That would be my son in some kind of costume, helping me out as well 🙂

February 21, 2013 2:14 pm

If I can’t find any toffee pieces, what else can you use? I don’t like to bake (I just like to read this blog for entertainment & drooling) but I might give these a try. Could you top these with some white chocolate, maybe? What do you guys think?

February 21, 2013 2:26 pm

These look like they would be hard to stay away from! I’ve never heard of this recipe before. Thanks for being the recipe tester! I will make these, and have everyone try and guess what is in them! What a fun recipe!

I hope you don’t mind, but I put a link to your blog on mine!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
February 21, 2013 2:33 pm

I’m surprised they look as dense, chewy and gooey as they do! Would have guess w/ the crackers and just 1 can of sweet milk, they’d be more crumbly, i.e. no butter used. But I love the chewy look and I want one!

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
February 21, 2013 2:33 pm

This is now the second time in my life I’ve heard a food called ‘white trash (whatever)’. Last one was brownies frosted. Kind of funny but seriously, who cares about the name if it tastes good – right? 🙂

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
February 21, 2013 3:27 pm

White trash in a bar form? Yes, please!!!

February 21, 2013 3:40 pm

Could you be cuter? Love the story and the name.

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
February 21, 2013 3:41 pm

YUM- bet the kiddos loved helping with the smashing!

February 21, 2013 3:43 pm

These look GOOD!!! What do they taste like? 🙂

February 21, 2013 4:24 pm

Sound delish! Could you use crushed up Heath bars? Do they sell toffee and the grocery store?

February 21, 2013 4:43 pm

The.Boy is such a ritz cracker fiend so I have no doubt he’ll just about collapse with happiness when I make these for him!

Emily @ Life on Food
February 21, 2013 7:32 pm

I love them name and will be making them soon.

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

I love funny/maybe offensive but I don’t care names. It just sounds so interesting like I HAVE to click to see what it is. And these looks fabulous. I think I would even like some melted chocolate on there.. MmmMm good!

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
February 21, 2013 11:00 pm

Aww hell, I’m totally in.

Kris (SoCuteCookies)
February 22, 2013 12:39 am

the name alone has me cracking up so I must try them so i can pass them out and tell everyone what they are! thanks for sharing…

Annie @ Annie
February 22, 2013 11:54 am

I love the name of these bars! Haha, loving how simple the recipe is and they look really yummy, I have some condensed milk and ritz crackers, just need to find toffee bits in the UK :/

Carla @ Carlas Confections
February 22, 2013 12:22 pm

If making these makes me trashy, then bring on the trash!! Or something like that. I want them 😀

February 24, 2013 7:27 pm

All I could find are toffee bits with chocolate (Heath eng. toffee bits, but I’m going to try it ????

February 25, 2013 9:47 pm

Pretty much the most amazing bars I have ever seen. That is all.

Lisa Huff @ Snappy Gourmet
February 28, 2013 9:17 am

These look incredible and my kind of treat!!!! Yum!


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March 6, 2013 1:18 pm

These look perfect Shelly! Can’t wait to try!! 🙂

Rachel @ Bakerita
March 6, 2013 1:42 pm

Yum – I made these with dark chocolate on top. They’re phenomenal! I just called them Toffee Ritz Bars, I like your name more! Haha