Gooey Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars #ChocolateParty


Gooey Chocolate Toffee Bars

Most of January I tried to be good.  I only gave you one dessert all month, and that was my birthday cake.  So I think it is about time I shared a sinful chocolate treat.  Just in time for the February #ChocolateParty too! This month the secret ingredient for the #chocolateparty was….chocolate!  That is correct, everyone participating made a “double chocolate” treat.  Pretty heavenly, right?

Gooey Chocolate Toffee Bar

These start with a traditional chocolate chip cookie base.  Then they are topped with a layer of melted chocolate ganache.  Followed by crushed Heath toffee candy, and then topped with more chocolate chip cookie.  Heath and toffee is one of my favorite combinations, and with the cookie, it was just perfect.

Gooey Chocolate Toffee Bars

A warm chocolate chip cookie is one of my all time favorite desserts.  So these bars warm out of the oven….sigh.  I am drooling just thinking about them!  Thick, gooey, chocolately; everything I like in a dessert. You know the only thing that would make these better?  Top them with ice cream and hot fudge!  Not sure why didn’t I think of that a couple of weeks ago when I made these.  But trust me, try it!

Yields 12

Gooey chocolate chip cookie bars with a layer of chocolate ganache and Heath candy.

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 batch chocolate chip cookie dough(recipe here) or store bought
  • 7 oz (1/2 can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips
  • 14 fun size Heath bars, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line an 8x8 baking dish with foil, and spray with non-stick spray.
  3. Press about 1 1/2 cups of dough into the bottom of the pan. It should be 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Melt chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together until smooth.
  5. Spread melted chocolate over the cookie dough.
  6. Sprinkle crushed Heath bars over melted chocolate.
  7. Break small pieces of dough, and sprinkle over the chocolate. Use about 1 cup of dough. You will still see some chocolate peaking through, but it should mainly cover it.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The top should be set, and golden.
  9. Remove from oven, and let cool before serving.


If using homemade dough, you will have some leftover. Scoop golf ball sized balls of dough onto a cookie sheet. Freeze for 1 hour. Remove balls of dough and place in a freezer safe bag. Now you can bake fresh cookies whenever you want! Adapted from Buns In My Oven



  1. These sound so amazing! Gooey + chocolate + toffee = heaven :)

  2. Oh my goodness, these look so soft, chewy and delish! Awesome little desserts, Erin! I’ve gotta try these soon.

  3. You went an entire month eating only ONE dessert? You deserve a party just for that, I could never last that long. I can barely go a single day without at least one cookie. This is why I must workout 7 days a week haha.

  4. Any sweet recipe with condensed milk I want to try, and this one is no exception, they are gorgeous!

  5. These bars look heavenly, Erin!

  6. You’re a genius with the layering, Erin. These look so incredibly soft and gooey on the inside. Nothing’s better than a fresh chocolate chip cookie out of the oven, when the edges are crisp and the innards molten. Yum!

  7. I’m starving right now and really want to sink my teeth into one of these gooey bars. Your kitchen must smell amazing right now!

  8. LOVE the new look of your blog, Erin! And this recipe is to.die.for. Printing immediately!

  9. Oh these look lovely. I was just thinking about making some brownies with toffee pieces in them. These seem much better than my initial thoughts. Cannot wait to try them.

  10. That gooey chocolate is calling my name, it looks so insanely good Erin! You can never have too much chocolate :)

  11. These layers are just calling my name. Loving the ooey gooey center.

  12. Whoa. Those are GOOEY. Like… whoa. I’m torn. I want to make these, but if I do, I’ll just put myself into a sugar coma.

    And yay! Finally a recipe with candy that I can actually make. We don’t have Heath bars but we do have Daim (like Skor) and that’s close enough! I think I’ll send these with my husband to a get-together on Friday. He better not cancel because I really want to make these but there’s no way I’m making them without the possibility to get rid of them immediately. :)

    And what lovely pictures! Yum. And one dessert in all of January is crazy. I’m happy you’re back with sweets! (but good for you for resisting :))

  13. OH MY GODDDD. Yes!

  14. So much fun!! I cannot resist gooey, chewy and chocolatey! So nommy!

  15. These look over the top delicious, Erin! What a fantastic chocolate party post!

  16. Wowie wow wow! These made my mouth water.

  17. I am drooling just looking at the photos of these bars! I bet they are irresistible right out of the oven!

  18. Dear Erin-

    Please just bring all of these to me. I( want to make the noble sacrifice of eating them all so that you don’t have to
    Janet 😀

  19. Wonderful treat! Loos so tempting..

  20. Love the gooey layers of chocolate and chocolate chip cookie….but it’s the Heath bars that are the clincher for me! And ice cream? Perfect! : )

  21. Oh my gosh, what an amazing bar! It looks so good! I love chocolate chip batter and then throw some heath bars! Man! I want one!!

  22. I am drooling right now. Nothing is better than chocolate, except chocolate + toffee. Will definitely be adding these to my baking to do list!

  23. These are making me want a big glass of milk and an entire plate of toffee bars!

  24. Oh wow, these look amazing!

  25. Okay Erin – this bar is a true winner! I just got off the treadmill and SOOOOO wish I had one of these in front of me right now. I know – here I burn calories and then would eat them, but I guess since it is virtual calories at this point – no harm, no foul. Smile! Pinning now.!

  26. Anything with gooey in the title needs to be with me :) Fantastic!!

  27. These look ridiculously sinful, Erin. Sin….Full….

  28. Love how rich and gooey these look!

  29. you ain’t lying Erin… gooey to the max here. They look perfect and so terribly EASY! Would it be bad if I wanted these for lunch and dinner today? I mean, why not? I freaking love toffee.

  30. These look pretty sinful, but yes your were so good in Jan. and after all this is the month of love and chocolate just goes with love! :)

  31. Yes yes yes. I think I should get some one on one time with these bars. SO GOOEY.

  32. Boy, do I wish I had a bar or two right now. I’ve just had dinner and this would completely satisfy my sweet craving.

  33. This chocolate party rocks!!! So many yummy goodies to choose from. These gooey bars top my list – just because the have toffee! Nom-nom-nom!

  34. This post looks like it was written just for me. I think I just found many of my newest favourite things all in one place. Yum!

  35. Chocolate and toffee is a combo to die for and your bars sound amazing Erin! Thanks for bringing them to this month chocolate party

  36. Malinda says:

    When I melted the chocolate and condensed milk it turned into a sticky caramel, not pourable by any means. Is it supposed to be like that?

    • No, that did not happen to me. Chocolate can seize up if you heat it too quickly. How did you heat it? You can do it over a double boiler, or in the microwave. I put both the milk and the chocolate in a bowl, and microwaved at 50% power at 45 seconds intervals, stirring eat time, until it was all melted together.

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