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Valentine Trash Bars are like white trash bars, trash can bars, and magic cookie bars. Make some sweets for your sweeties. Two words of advice……….sugar overload.

Updated 01/19/2021

# Valenine trash bars lined up on parchment paper with sprinkles all around.

Do magic bars (trash bars) need to be refrigerated?

No, not for this trash bar recipe. However, if you use anything like eggs or cream cheese in your recipe, you should definitely refrigerate them. They will harden in the frigde, so let them sit out a bit before eating.

Is evaporated milk the same as condensed milk?

They are similar but not the same. Evaporated milk is the same as sweetened condensed milk without any added sugar. In other words, condensed milk is evaporated milk sweetened.

Can I add sugar to evaporated milk to make condensed milk for my trash bars recipe?

Yes. Combine evaporated milk with 1 1/2 cups of sugar. You could also add 1/4-1/2 of vanilla extract for flavor.

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3 Valentine Trash Bars lined up on parchment paper with heart cookie cutters.
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Valentine Trash Bars

Valentine Trash Bars are like white trash bars, trash can bars, and magic cookie bars. Make some sweets for your sweeties. Two words of advice……….sugar overload.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword magic cookie bars with ritz crackers, ritz bars, ritz cracker squares, trash can bars, trash can cookie bars, trash cookie bars, white trash bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cool 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 389kcal

Equipment

  • Blender / Food Processor
  • 8×8 baking dish or 8×8 cake pan

Ingredients

  • 3 Rolls Ritz Crackers, Crushed
  • 14 Oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 6 Oz White Chocolate Chips
  • 4 Oz Valentine’s Day M&Ms, divided Pink, white and red
  • 16 Oz Vanilla Frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray of your choice.
  • Crush crackers. This time I used my food processor. You can do this by hand as well. Call me lazy.
    Valentine Trash Bars
  • Pour crushed crackers in the baking dish.
    Valentine Trash Bars
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk over crackers. Add the white chocolate chips and 1/2 of the Valentine’s Day M&Ms. Mix well. Make sure all the ingredients are covered by the condensed milk. NOTE: you can forego the white chocolate chips and use only M&M’s or baking chips here.
    Valentine Trash Bars
  • Pat mixture down and place in the oven.
    Valentine Trash Bars
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges start to bubble and caramelize. Let cool for at least 1 hour.
    Valentine Trash Bars
  • Chop/crush your remaining M&Ms. Slather icing on top. Sprinkle the crushed M&M’s on top to finish it off.
    Valentine Trash Bars

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1mg
Valentine Trash Bars in a baking dish, just frosted and sprinkled with M&Ms.
Close up view of a Valentine Trash Bar.
Close up view of a Valentine Trash Bar.

10 Comments

  1. Oh! These are made with crackers. Interesting. This recipe looks incredibly good. I may have tried to taste my phone. :p

    • I know right. The very first time I made them, I expected to actually taste “cracker”, but you don’t. You’ll see.

      Stop by if you make them and let me know what you thought.
      Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. Forget the kids – I’ll eat these!
    Barb @ A Life in Balance recently posted…Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Dipped Cookies for Valentine’s DayMy Profile

  3. These look yummy Bobbi! I don’t use M&M’s nearly enough when baking 🙂 I thought I was the only person that said “thunk” LOL!
    Christy recently posted…Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie SundaeMy Profile

  4. These look delicious and simple to make-that’s my kind of baking! Pinning and making these soon.
    Beverly recently posted…Valentine Heart WreathMy Profile

    • Mine too…haha. Well at least for the most part. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out. Let me know if you like them??

      Have a great day!

  5. Hi Bobbi, I have been missing your blog, it popped up in my Bloglovin update today and I had to dash over to say, Hello, Happy Monday!!

    I am still making your coconut banana bread, funny story, we had a visitor from Laredo, hes on the road so much and I guess never gets anything homemade, he cleaned the plate I had set out of slices and “ask” if he could take some with him when he left, I gave him a half a loaf for the road, bet he didnt make it to the freeway before they were gone, lol

    Anyway, “Hi”, have a great week, going to check to see I get your blogs updates.
    Karren
    xoxo
    Karren Haller recently posted…Valentine Sweet DealsMy Profile

    • Hey there…been missing seeing your pretty face too 🙂 Hope you’ve been well. Really appreciate you stopping by to say hi!

      You have a great week as well!!

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