Goldrush Bars

This fall has been a glorious one here on Vancouver Island. Mild temperatures, and minimal rain. It’s been nice getting out with the dog every morning, so here’s hoping this keeps up because I am not ready for winter. Yes, I am slowly getting ready for Christmas baking/blogging, making note of recipes I still want to share with you, etc. But I am not ready for the weather that often comes with the holidays. No snow, thank you very much!

Despite the glorious morning we have today I’m at home curled up with a coffee and my tablet because I am definitely coming down with something. Yesterday felt like a normal day but at 3pm I got a chill and couldn’t shake it, by the time we hit 8pm I was officially fighting a fever. Ugh, I haven’t been sick in ages and I have little interest in it now. LOL, not that anyone ever has time to be sick. Today is better, but I’ve promised myself that I’ll take it easy and hopefully be done with whatever this is quickly. 

While I veg on the couch binge watching Salt Fat Acid Heat (which is an absolutely must if you love food) I’ll also be scrolling through Instagram and drooling over all the amazing things people make. I love following the fancy candy makers, the elaborate chocolatiers, the insane cake bakers. Someday I will take a chocolate class, or maybe a mirror glaze course, but in the meantime I will happily make the simple treats. Sometimes those simple treats are exactly what we crave because they remind us of childhood, of simpler days, of stress-free times. For me it’s Goldrush Bars. They aren’t fancy but they are super tasty. If you like a sweeter treat then I recommend using semi-sweet chips (so they really get all through the bars), but I’ve also made with dark chocolate wafers and they were equally delicious. I have no idea where the recipe came from, I can only assume an old Canadian Living, or similar, but they are super easy to make, and chances are you’ll have most everything you need on hand.

Goldrush Bars

Goldrush Bars

1 tin Eagle Brand condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 C graham wafer crumbs
1 C chocolate chips or wafers (dark or semi-sweet)
1/2 C walnuts, toasted & chopped
Maldon salt

Grease an 8x8” baking dish and line with parchment paper, overhanging on 2 sides. 

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until just combined. Spread flat in prepared pan.

Bake at 350F for 25mins. Top with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. Cool in pan and lift out to cut. If you didn’t line the pan with parchment cut the squares in the pan while still warm, then allow to cool fully. 


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