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Toffee Chocolate Crispy Cookies

by Courtney on November 16, 2012

Mmmmm. Toffee Chocolate Crispy Cookies. On a Friday morning no less!


Remember a couple of weeks ago when Jay and I had some friends over for Football Sunday and I shared this delicious photo full of cookies?

Well ever since then I’ve been meaning to share a little bit more about those cookies on the left because, you see…they’re awesome.

Back when I was in high school and on the bowling team (yes I was, and I’m darn proud of it – varsity team starting at 8th grade, baby!), my mom always used to make our team treats and was basically the resident baker for us all.

Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree there, huh? Winking smile

Out of everything that she’d make for us though, the one favorite amongst just about everyone were her Crunch Bar Cookies. The cookies not only included huge chunks of Crunch bars, but they were also loaded with lots of rice krispies…making for one heck of a cookie.


Recently, I came across this recipe again and while it immediately brought up those old memories, it also sparked a desire to recreate them again. Unfortunately when I did decide to make them, I didn’t have any Crunch bars on hand, so I improvised and subbed in some mini chocolate chips and Heath bar bits instead.


All I’ll say is…I’m so glad I improvised.

toffee chocolate crispy cookies

Toffee Chocolate Crispy Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18-20 minutes (per batch)
  • Yield: About 3 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use mini, to get more throughout the cookie!)
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate Heath bar/toffee bits


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda; mix well and set aside.

In a large bowl, blend sugars with an electric mixer at medium speed. Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste. Scrape down sides of bowl, then add egg and vanilla extract. Beat until light and fluffy.

Add flour mixture, rice cereal, chocolate chips, and toffee bits. Blend at low speed (or mix by hand) until just combined. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet (or lined with parchment paper), 2 inches apart. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Immediately transfer to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

Recipe lightly adapted from Mrs. Fields


Like I said…mmmmmm. Cookies.

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1 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life November 16, 2012 at 9:25 am

I love toffee, but to be honest, I always forget about it when I am looking for something sweet when chocolate and cookies are calling my name… Thanks for this recipe, because now I no longer have to choose! :) The last yummy toffee treat I had was a toffee frap this past summer at a local coffee shop.. So so good!
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2 Claire @ Flake and Cake November 16, 2012 at 9:36 am

They look absolutely great! I love the idea of adding crisped rice to a cookie – I bet they’re so delicious to eat!
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3 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction November 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

MMM those cookies look decadent. I like that they are big! Yum :)
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4 Liz @ IHeartVegetables November 16, 2012 at 10:13 am

omg omg omg. I need these like RIGHT NOW. they look so good!
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5 Lyric November 16, 2012 at 10:15 am

I’ve never tried adding rice krispies to cookies!
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6 Lyric November 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Ps. What happened to your fashion friday posts!?
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7 Courtney November 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Haha…I don’t always have something to write about for fashion friday ;)


8 Rachel November 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

omg these sound amazing! I never thought of adding rice krispies lol
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9 Steph @ StephSnacks November 16, 2012 at 10:24 am

I will definitely be making these for Christmas! They sound awesome.
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10 Natalie @ Free Range Human November 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

These look delicious!
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11 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

!!! Do these come out both crispy and chewy? Because that would be amaaaaazing. Heck, they sound amazing anyways. Pinned :D
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12 Marielle November 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

Those cookies look amazing!!! Yum! Definently trying that recipe soon :)
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13 Shannon November 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

These cookies look so, so, so, so, so, so good!!! I just pinned them on my ‘Recipes I’d Like to Try’ board. :)


14 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 16, 2012 at 10:57 am

Yum!! It doesn’t get much better than cookies! …especially when they are right out of the oven….or before they go into the oven! ;) I am a sucker for cookie dough!
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15 Katie @ KatieEnPursuit November 16, 2012 at 11:03 am

Toffee = insane weakness of mine! Especially if it’s in a warm, gooey, fresh out of the oven cookie! Yum!
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16 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

Ohhh, the cookies look soooooo good!!! Yum!
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17 Sarah November 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

Oh wow I’ve made these before without the chocolate chips and they are SO good! I’ve been craving cookie dough hardcore ALL week! I might have to whip up a couple batches of these…. one to eat raw and the other to bake :)
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18 Linz @ Itz Linz November 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

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19 Chelsea @ Cardio and Cocktails November 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

Oh man, those cookies are getting made ASAP! As soon as I saw the title of the post, I started moving my mouse over to the “Pin It” button!
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20 Blog is the New Black November 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Good news is that I just bought Heath bits for a dip! YUM!


21 Khushboo November 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

In the words of the Cookie Monster- “nom nom nom” :-)
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22 michelle kim November 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Sounds and looks sooooo good!
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23 kim@hungryhealthygirl November 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

These sound amazing and they look so pretty!
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24 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope November 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

These cookies look so good! I love that you added rice cereal to them. I am definitely going to have to make them for the holidays. :)
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25 Michelle@Peachy Palate November 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Oh my god I was on a bowling team too! I was the Under 12 European Champion when I was 10 as well! I still have my old bowling ball with my name on it as well as my own bowling shoes! :)
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26 Courtney November 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Hahaha, no wayyyy, really?!? That’s awesome! :)


27 Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets November 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Those look DEEEE-LISCIOUS! I will attempt these over the holidays :)
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28 Jillian @ Trail Mix Diaries November 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Ooooh, they look yummy! I wonder if I can somehow “Christmas them up” & bake them for a Cookie Swap?! Maybe red & green white chocolate chips??
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29 Courtney November 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm

yes!! I’ve also seen mini holiday colored m&m’s in the store…they’d be delicious!


30 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian November 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I have never been much of a fan of toffee. But the family might like these.
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31 Bek @ Crave November 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm



32 Miranda @ Biting Life November 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Mmmm these look SO good!! I’ve never had cookies with toffee in them, but it sounds really yummy :)

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33 Joanna @ Running Places November 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I’m still trying to figure out the difference between caramel and toffee, but these look GREAT! Pinned :)
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34 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm

YUM! Those look SO delicious!
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35 Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit November 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

These look oh so tasty!!! (Understatement of the year! ;)) I love it when improvisation leads to utter deliciousness :D. How cool that you were on a bowling team!?!?! I love that! :) I’m lucky if I can break 100. lol. Though, since bowling for me is more about the company and the drinks, that may have something to do with that…. No, probably not. I think I just suck at it, but boy do I have a good time. And, that’s really what counts in my book. ;)
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36 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake November 17, 2012 at 10:41 am

Just pinned these!
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37 Andi November 18, 2012 at 10:01 am

Made these yesterday….family devoured them…thanks for a great recipe!!


38 Liz November 18, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hi Courtney! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and I think you’re great! Like, you I love love love to bake and I’ve been so inspired by your recipes. I just tried out this one (the crispy chocolate heath cookies) and they’re incredible! I’d been looking for the perfect chewy cookie (mine are always more cakey) and this is it! Thank you!!


39 Courtney November 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I’m so glad you liked them, Liz! :)


40 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I put rice krispies in no-bake granola bars and it’s such a fun pop of texture and now I’d love to try it in cookies! Pinned!


41 Erin January 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I made these yesterday for my friend’s party, and they were really good. Lots of compliments, and I think I ate ten myself. :)


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