Granola Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

Granola Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars - A cross between a cookie and a granola bar, these easy-to-make, easy-to-serve bar cookies are sweet, crunchy, chewy and delicious.

A cross between a cookie and a granola bar, these easy-to-make, easy-to-serve bar cookies are sweet, crunchy, chewy and delicious. 

Pillsbury challenged me to dress up their refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough for the holidays. Their cookie dough makes a great base for a bar cookie, and with a few easy add-ins you have a bar cookie that would be a perfect addition to any cookie gift boxes you’re making for the holidays.

Making a Foil Sling for Bar Cookies - Barbara Bakes

Tip: The easiest way to line a pan with foil is to turn the pan upside down and fold the tin foil around the pan. Remove the foil, turn the pan right side up and the liner fits perfectly. Be sure and cut the foil longer than the length of the pan so you have handles to lift the cookies out of the pan.  Then just peel the foil off and your bar cookies will be super easy to cut.

Making Granola Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

My grandson was visiting the day I made these cookies. He loves helping grandma in the kitchen. He helped measure the add-ins, and liked pressing the dough in to the pan.

I mixed the cookie dough in my stand mixer, but you could easily just mix it up with a wooden spoon. I used a vanilla almond granola in these bar cookies, but use whatever granola you like.

Granola Chocolate Chip Toffee Bar Cookie Recipe on BarbaraBakes.com

This recipe is super quick and easy, perfect on those days when you’re really pressed for time.

Granola Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

Yield: 16 bar cookies

Granola Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup low fat almond granola
  • 1/2 cup English toffee bits

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and mix until the dough forms large clumps.
  3. Press dough firmly into a greased or foil lined 8x8 pan.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours before cutting in to 4 rows by 4 rows.
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  1. Carol says

    These look fantastic…….I love the addition of granola in the mix-what a great idea. Oh-and I LOVE Grandma’s little helper-he looks SO serious concentrating on what he’s doing. He’s just too darned cute for me. ;)

    Thanks for another great time saving treat Barbara.

  2. Linda says

    Just made these last night but I used a dry mix instead of the refrigerator dough and mixed it per package and added the other ingredients as noted. Seemed to work. I already had the dry mix. I didn’t have one that was basic chocolate chip and could have gone with an oatmeal chocolate chip mix but since you had granola in these I went with a double chocolate chunk. Gave it a new twist with a bit more chocolate (like there can be too much chocolate!). I assured the recipients that the addition of granola BEGGED that these could be breakfast fare. Thanks for this quick and easy but good recipe.

  3. Kim Beaulieu says

    The bars are adorable and your grandson is even more adorable. I love seeing kids in the kitchen. Great memories for them as they grow up. I still remember learning how to make pizza from my Gramma.

  4. Cookin Canuck says

    First of all, I can’t believe how big E is now. He looks like a diligent little baker…so cute!

    These bars sounds like something that I need to make for my family. Who can pass up chocolate and toffee?!