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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chocolate Toffee Bars

A few days ago I hosted book club at my house and when I came across these on Our Best Bites, I knew they would be making appearance at the get together. These were easy and tasted delicious. I kept them in the fridge to get chilled, and took them out about 15 minutes before book club began. I loved these and pretty sure everyone else did as well. Give these a try, they are worth it! 
Not too many ingredients necessary, I didn't have the dark brown sugar or toffee bits on hand, but picked them up while I was out.  Mix up the brown sugar and flour, and then grate your cold butter, looks like shredded cheese, but it's butter. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter blend the ingredients together. Lightly beat the egg and pour over mixture, stir to combine. 
Set aside 1/2 cup of  the chocolate chips and pour remaining into dough. Stir and then set aside 1 1/2 cups of the dough mixture. Press the rest of the dough into a greased 9x13 pan. I lined mine with foil and then sprayed it with cooking spray. When it was finished cooking and cooled it was easy to lift out and slice. Place the pan into the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and immediately pour the sweetened  condensed milk over the hot crust. 
Reserve 1/4 cup of the toffee chips and pour the remaining over the sweetened condensed milk. Sprinkle the reserved dough mixture over the toffee chips, followed by the reserved chocolate chips. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and sprinkle remaining toffee chips over the top. Let cool in pan and then slice and serve and watch them disappear! 

Chocolate Toffee Bars
adapted from Our Best Bites 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9x13 pan using cooking spray.

In a bowl combined the following;
2 1/3 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup cold butter (either add by shredding or slice butter and add it to the mixture, using your hands our a pastry blender combine butter with sugar and flour)
Lightly beat one egg and pour over mixture, stir to combine.

Using one bag of semi sweet chocolate chips, remove 1/2 cup and pour the remaining chips into the dough mixture. Stir. And remove 1 1/2 cup of the dough mixture. Press remaining dough into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and pour one can of sweetened condensed milk over the hot crust. Using one bag of toffee chips, remove 1/4 cup of the chips and pour remaining over the sweetened condensed milk. Followed by the remaining dough, and finally the remaining chocolate chips.

Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and sprinkle reserved toffee chips over the bars. Let cool and then slice.



  1. These will probably need to be made and escorted down to Hooville for The Swimmer and his roomies soon. are good with the desserts!!!