White Trash Bars

Despite their name, these White Trash Bars taste incredible! They’re the perfect mixture of sweet and salty, and you only need 4 simple ingredients to make them!

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.


How to Make These Delicious Dessert Bars

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


White Trash Bars

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Despite their name, these White Trash Bars taste incredible! They’re the perfect mixture of sweet and salty, and you only need 4 simple ingredients to make them!


  • 2 sleeves Ritz crackers, 60 crackers total
  • 1 1/2 cups toffee bits
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a 8×8 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 buttercream or dust with powdered sugar.
  11. Cut into squares.

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97 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. Mary Beth P

    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.

    1. Mary Beth P

      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

  3. Anik

    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 😉

    1. shelly

      Awesome! When I first had them at my friend’s house I couldn’t believe what they were! Mine came out a little more dense than hers, though, but just as yummy!

  4. tanya

    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!

  5. Cindy

    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?

  6. 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!

  7. Linda

    There are no words to describe the aroma. These are incredible! I used the chocolate toffee bits. No need for icing. I plan to make the plain bits today. These are the best treats! Thanks, and I love your blog!

  8. Michelle

    We don’t seem to have toffee bits in Sydney, Australia. The Gourmet Nut Co. have a product that is called “Gourmet English Toffee Almond / Cashews Blend”. Do you think I could use that instead?

  9. Jacylann


    I just pulled these out of the oven.. and i am currently eating them piping hot.. with a spoon. No real need for icing.. but I suppose I will add it later!

    Thanks for an awesome recipe!

  10. Laurie A.

    I made these because the name of them just made me laugh. OMG, these are NOT good for my diet! I had to take them to my school so I can get the rest of my colleagues fat too. These are INSANE! Yum. I’m already planning on adding these to my bake sale fundraiser (I bake at least 12-15 different kinds of cookies/bars for my class field trip–I teach special ed and a lot of my students’ parents can’t afford to pay fees so I do the fundraising and everyone in my school line up to buy stuff!). I predict these will sell out in the first 15 minutes! =) I’m also going to try these with the chocolate toffee pieces… Still drooling over these! =)

  11. Megan

    Have you ever tried making them with chocolate frosting? I am a complete chocoholic. These look so fun, I will definitely be making them today!

  12. What a great find these were for the holidays! I made several batches with my grand kids and we played with the recipe a bit adding chopped cashews, coconut or chocolate chips. I like the original myself! Everyone wanted your recipe and could not believe how simple it is! I ate so many of these over the holidays, I could feel the sugar sludging up my veins. Thank you for sharing your “sweet life” with us!


  13. Gilliane

    I have two questions, the first one being do you have to use toffee chips because I can’t find them anywhere! And would cream cheese frosting work for the top?
    Thanks x

    1. Shelly

      You do need to use Toffee chips, but you could use Heath Chips instead.. they are coated in chocolate, but that would be good too! If you can’t find those, you could easily crush up some whole Heath bars!

    1. Shelly

      They are hard to find sometimes! They can’t really be replaced, but you could use Heath Bits! They are coated in chocolate but that wouldn’t be bad!

  14. Carly

    There is a pin floating around on pinteresr that has high jacked your photo of you pouring the condense milk, cause when you click it it takes you to some weird website & no recipe. I reported it, but thought I’d let you know.

  15. Cathi

    I’ve had this recipe for years and can you imagine? The name of the top of the recipe card is Ritz Squares!! Fancy that! ????

  16. Nicole

    Hi Shelly,
    These look awesome! I would love to put some in the teacher’s lounge…have you ever doubled the recipe and used a 9×13 pan?

  17. Angie

    Wanted to like these but, they were just too sweet. I cut them super small and was able to enjoy them with coffee. Won’t make them again, I may exchange the toffee chips for chocolate chips. They were super easy to make and I could use another quick and easy bar cookie for church events. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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