When cut into ragged shapes and stacked in a staggered fashion on top of one another, these chunky bars resemble a rocky ledge.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Line with parchment paper, allowing a 2-inch overhang on the longer sides. Brush parchment with butter (not overhang).

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  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix butter and brown sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until well combined. Mix in flour mixture until combined. Fold in half of each of the marshmallows, chocolates, toffee chips, and caramels.

  • Spread batter in prepared pan. Scatter remaining marshmallows, chocolates, butterscotch chips, and caramels on top. Bake until top is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Lift out of pan, and transfer to a baking sheet. Refrigerate until set, at least 30 minutes.

  • Remove parchment, and cut into about 16 triangles. Bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

Cook's Notes

The bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

Variations

Substitute toffee chips with butterscotch chips.

Variations

Substitute toffee chips with butterscotch chips.

Reviews (42)

79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
12/02/2013
I made these for my boyfriend's father years ago for Christmas and he drops hints about them every year just in case I forget. He loves caramel and butterscotch. I love marshmallows so I add more of those. I do not like a crunchy texture so the softness of these were perfect for me.
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2013
Thanks to everyone's comments, I made the following modifications and baked them in cupcake liners. Turned out as easy breakfast cookie bars. Smell great too. 1) add one teaspoon of ground instant coffee and quarter to half teaspoon of ground cinnamon to batter, cut salt to 1/4 tsp 2) just 1/4 cup semi sweet chips, 1/4 cup peanut butter chip - none on topping 3) 3 little pieces of Werther's caramel and 3 little pieces of pretzels at the top 4) option to add whole oats to batter
Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2012
This recipe was disappointing. I was expecting more texture. All of it was soft and sweet. I thought there might be some crunch from the toffee bits. I should have added pecans.
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09/30/2011
These are easy and incredibly delicious. I did however find it to be an overload of sugary ingredients (my teeth were shivering), so I left out the caramels and toffee chips and they turned out amazing! It's great that you can add in (or take out) anything you want!
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01/16/2011
These are so easy and so versatile. I never add butterscotch chips and normally add peanut butter cups and chopped chocolate and large marshmallows instead of chocolate chips and small marshmallows.
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10/18/2010
I make these all the time, but I leave out the caramels. Also, it's a great base, so it's easy to substitute things to make them not as rich.
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Rating: Unrated
05/19/2010
I made these and substituted the butterscotch chips for pecans. I also cut back on the chips. These are yummy, next time I'll try liquid caramel, it was a MAJOR pain, cutting the caramels.
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07/21/2009
These were incredible!!!! I ended up having to bake mine for 45 minutes and did not use the caramel cubes. Instead, I drizzled some caramel sauce (I used Smucker's ice cream topping) on top of the unbaked bars before layering on all of the other toppings. This gave the bars a nice caramel flavor without making them difficult to chew.
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01/16/2009
These are awesome! Especialy warm with vanilla ice cream or even Irish Cream Liquur poured over the top.
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08/23/2008
okay, I GIVE UP! my comments are getting cut!
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08/23/2008
what happened to the rest of my comment?!! Hahaha! Well, in summary, i loved it. quick
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08/23/2008
I also liked how easy
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08/08/2008
I liked how quick and easy this recipe was. I baked these bars for my team at work who loved them! I left out the marshmallows. Mine were slightly over-baked at 35 min. FYI. So just check your oven since times always vary.
Rating: Unrated
08/07/2008
Mine ended up needing to be baked for 40 minutes. They're VERY sweet!
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07/28/2008
These are crazy good! But very, very sweet as you could probably guess by the ingredients. I used the Werthers Chewy Caramels as someone had suggested on here and they were really good. The ultimate bar recipe!! Perfect for potlucks and picnics.
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07/26/2008
These look delicious, will definitely make them. Great to be able to tap into all of this from down here in Australia. I am looking for a recipe for white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies. Can anyone help me here.
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07/25/2008
I made these and I used Valrhona chocolate, homemade caramels, hand churned butter, Madagascar vanilla, and sea salt that I made myself and they turned out FABULOUS! My friends and family raved about what an amazing baker I am and this post is just to brag about it. Ha ha ha ha ha! Seriously, these look awesome and I can't wait to make them. I may cut back a bit on the caramel as advised by the other posters. It seems like a lot, plus I can eat the caramels I don't use in the recipe
Rating: Unrated
07/25/2008
Oh my goodness...these are amazing!!! They answer ever single one of my cravings and I even let my kids...28, 24 and 20....have a few of them!
Rating: Unrated
07/25/2008
A someone who is new to baking I appreciate finding out what works as substitutions in recipes.
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07/25/2008
Does anyone suppose I could leave out the marshmallows and still have the recipe work? I'm really not a fan of them, but the rest of the recipe sounds great!
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07/25/2008
I have been making these for a while - she had them in a magazine over a year ago - and I LOVE them. I recently found bags of caramel "drops" intended for melting, which I think would work great in this recipe. The bars are VERY rich, so you will need a glass of milk! First couple of times I made them, my boys wouldn't try them, but this last time, they finished them off. Girlfriends love them, of course. I don't do the parchment paper, and they come out fine as long as I greased the pan well.
Rating: Unrated
07/25/2008
Anyone can look at the ingredients and know if you are concerned about calories move on. Do you really need the calories listed? It sounds like a great cookie that many people have made and enjoyed. If calories are a concern make them, eat one, and pass the rest on to a friend.
Rating: Unrated
07/25/2008
Great recipe and fun to make with the kids. For the topping I mixed all the ingredients in a bowl first and the sprinkled it all over the top.
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07/25/2008
agree how many c alories, ?
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07/25/2008
Where is the nutritional information, content?
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07/25/2008
These bar cookies are terrific. I use them as part of an assortment of cookies for my clients. After the Lemon Bars, they're the next to go!
Rating: Unrated
07/04/2008
This is one of those great basic recipes that can be altered easily to suit anyone's taste. We don't care for butterscotch, so I used peanut-butter chips, chocolate chips, marshmallows and chopped walnuts. Left out the caramels, based on other's comments. Good thing I made a double batch! Took them on our family camp-out, and they disappeared the first night! Too bad... would have been a good high-energy snack on the next day's long hike.
Rating: Unrated
05/27/2008
We liked it. But based on others comments I made changes. I used light brown rather than dark brown sugar because it's all I had; that might have helped with the richness. I also used only 1/2 cup of the butterscotch chips; and only 4oz bars of the white and semisweet chocolate. I used half of the carmels inside the bar only and would omit them the next time. They don't add much flavor and not only are they chewy, but sticky and hard to eat.
Rating: Unrated
05/23/2008
Has anyone tried this with Oatmeal, to help with whole grains?
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04/19/2008
Update: I needed to bring something to a knitting party today. Since I had leftover ingredients and frankly wasn't too crazy about these the first time around, I thought they'd be perfect (I just started a diet). Well, fortunately (unfortuanately for my diet) omitting the caramels improved these 100% in my opinion. They are still mighty rich, but delicious. I also omitted the marshmallows.
Rating: Unrated
04/07/2008
Not that this will come as a surprise based on the ingredients list, but these are extremely rich. I honestly found them to be a bit much, and I didn't add the marshmallows!! I made these for a get together with friends and the kids didn't seem to like them. If I do make these again, I will also omit the caramels, which were too chewy.
Rating: Unrated
03/31/2008
I made this for my son's classroom at school and the students and teachers devoured it - who doesn't like a sweet treat?i
Rating: Unrated
03/13/2008
Instead of the traditional wrapped caramels, try using Werther's Chewy Caramels. Cut them into halves or thirds. I think these are terrific in this recipe which is one of the best out there.
Rating: Unrated
02/28/2008
Wonderful cookie. Had a delightful favor. Something for everyone.
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02/18/2008
It was easy to make once all ingredients were chopped and ready. My kids loved them because they were chewy and sweet. I found it a little expensive for all the toppings, so I would save it for family.
Rating: Unrated
02/18/2008
I made a batch of these for Valentine's Day and took these to work. They were sooo good. Everyone loved them!
Rating: Unrated
02/14/2008
these were very yummy - my kids loved them!
Rating: Unrated
02/10/2008
This turned out all right. Everything was ok except for the caramel. I wasn't sure what kind of caramel to use, so I bought caramel candy chews. After they cooked, they were hard as rocks, making it difficult to cut and very hard to eat. What kind of caramel did others use? Thanks.
Rating: Unrated
02/07/2008
SO SO good!!!!!! I made them today and my husband loves them!!!!
Rating: Unrated
02/06/2008
On the show, she added white chocolate chunks to the recipe. It's not listed here though.
Rating: Unrated
01/11/2008
Caramels sold out at Christmas in my small town so the hubby bought Werther's Chewy Caramels instead...they were actually better in this recipe than the regular ones. These are chewy and dense, loaded with goodies, and freeze well!
Rating: Unrated
01/07/2008
I selected this cookie as one of my Christmas ones to hand out. It was a really nice change of pace; as it was a cookie bar. It was moiste, had lots of flavor; and a winner for all children. I will make this again.